"A SOFT answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger." (Proverbs 15:1)
SING PRAISE TO CHRIST TUNE TO "REDEEMED" 188.8.131.52. w/chorus WORDS BY JIM BYRD
1. I sing praise to Christ my Redeemer, The Savior Who came from above; His death has obtained my redemption, Thank God for the Gift of His love.
CHORUS: O praise - the Name, The Name of our Savior and King; O praise - the Name, The Name of our Savior and King.
2. I sing praise to Christ for His mercy, Who died in my stead on the tree; On Him fell Godâ€™s wrath and His justice, For unworthy sinners like me. CHORUS
3. My sin-debt was cancelled completely, When Godâ€™s Sacrifice took my place; He died and secured my redemption, What covenant mercy and grace! CHORUS
4. I trust in this bless-ed Redeemer, My Prophet, my Priest and my King; My Advocate, Shepherd and Savior, His praises I joyfully sing. CHORUS
5. My heart is rejoicing in Jesus, His blood washed my sins all away; And when in His glory I see Him, Iâ€™ll sing through eternityâ€™s day. CHORUS
Daily Readings: September 9-15 Sunday - Ezekiel 37-39 Monday - Ezekiel 40-42 Tuesday - Ezekiel 43-45 Wednesday- Daniel 1-3 Thursday - Daniel 4-6 Friday - Daniel 7-9 Saturday - Daniel 10-12
SCRIPTURE READINGS TODAY: MORNING: REVELATION 15 EVENING: LUKE 18:31-43
GOOD NEWS FROM THE CROSS "It is finished" (John 19:30). Blessed be the Name of the Lord, the redemption of those chosen unto salvation before the world began has been accomplished by the Lord Jesus Who came to "save His people from their sins" (Matthew 1:21). Think of the words of Naomi to Ruth concerning Boaz, the kinsman-redeemer, a type of our Savior: "the man will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day" (Ruth 3:18). Our Lord did not cease from His labors until He had executed the Fatherâ€™s redemptive will. It is written that by His death "He obtained eternal redemption for us" (Hebrews 9:12). Salvation has been accomplished by Godâ€™s elect Servant, of Whom the prophet declared, "He shall not fail" (Isaiah 42:4). By His "obedience unto death" (Philippians 2:8) He paid the ransom required to deliver His people "from going down to the pit" (Job 33:24). The sins of those given Him in the election of grace were charged to Him, and that everlasting righteousness brought in by His death has been imputed to His people. "By one offering He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified" (Hebrews 10:14). The good Shepherd laid down His life for the sheep (John 10:11) and "was raised again for (because of) our justification" (Romans 4:25). All for whom He died and arose are "saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation" (Isaiah 45:17). It is not possible that a single soul should perish in whose stead the Savior was crucified. The Substitute of Godâ€™s elect has rendered to offended law the price agreed upon in the covenant of grace for their redemption. O hear this message of good news from the lips of the dying Victor, "It is finished." Let those who believe the Savior rejoice in Him knowing that His cross-death satisfied divine justice, magnified the law, acquired the forgiveness of our sins, secured peace with God and saved us from our enemies. May the Saviorâ€™s dying declaration fill the hearts of those who rest in Him with the blessed assurance that our redemption has been accomplished. "It is finished!" â€“Pastor Jim Byrd
A CONSOLING THOUGHT! "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world" (Matthew 28:20). Jesus is with His saints at all times, in all places and under all circumstances. He is "God with us" (Matthew 1:23). He is with them to comfort them in the hour of sorrow, to enlighten them in the hour of darkness, to guide them in the hour of doubt and perplexity, to deliver them in the time of conflict, to support them in the hour of death. Oh for faith to realize this! He was with His three faithful servants in the fiery furnace; He was with Daniel in the lionsâ€™ den; He was with Jacob in his wrestlings at Bethel; He was with John in his exile at Patmos. Jesus is at all times, in all places, and under all circumstances with His dear people. Are you a child of sorrow? Perhaps you are a son or a daughter of affliction. You may now be passing through the furnace; you may now be draining adversityâ€™s bitter cup; the rod of the covenant may be heavy upon you, or friends unkind, the world empty, everything earthly changing, faith weak, corruptions strong. Is it so? Still, your omnipresent Jesus is with you. Be not cast down; these painful dispensations by which you are learning the changeableness of everything earthly are but to wean you from a poor, unsatisfying world and to draw you near and yet nearer to Jesus. Then be of good cheer, for He hath promised never to leave or forsake you. Thus, you may boldly say, "The Lord is my Helper" (Hebrews 13:6). â€“Octavius Winslow (edited)