From “Discipleship and Discipline”, by William H. Hicks, copyright March, 2005:
“Disciples must be selfless. They must be willing to put the purposes of their Master above personal, selfish, or self-centered objectives. Paul uses the same metaphor in II Timothy 2: 4, when he says, “No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.” Our Lord provided the marching orders for His disciples inMatthew 16: 24, where He said, “If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and follow Me.” It is important to point out that for disciples of Christ, He has already led the way. He does not send us where He Himself has not already trod.”
About THE DISCIPLE
William H. “Bill” Hicks is a graduate of Wesleyan University, BA, Religion, 1971 who also holds a Masters in Public Health Degree (MPH) from the University of Oklahoma Hudson College of Public Health (1973). Bill also has studied at the Dallas Theological Seminary. He grew up in Harlem, New York City, USA during the 1950s and 1960s, graduating from high school before attending Mount Hermon Preparatory School and undergraduate school in Connecticut. He has spent most of his professional life in the public health arena, while being constantly in ministry. He received his license to preach the Gospel at Oklahoma City, OK in 1971. He has written extensively on Christian topics. He enjoys life in Chattanooga, TN with former District Public Defender Ardena Garth Hicks, his wife of 30 years. They have two daughters, Rachel (BA, University of Memphis magna cum laude, 2014) and Sarah (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, Global Scholar, University of Tulsa, 2017).
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