HALLELUJAH PRAISE THE SAVIOR Tune to â€śBRETHREN WE HAVE MET TO WORSHIPâ€ť 22.214.171.124. DOUBLE Words by JIM BYRD
1. Hallelujah praise the Savior, Son of God a Man became; He is worthy of all glory, Sing His wonders, spread His fame. Praise the holy name of Jesus, Who for sinners once was slain; By His blood He saved His people, Washed away sinâ€™s crimson stain.
2. Hallelujah for the Savior Came to save His chosen bride; All our sins by God were pardoned, When our Lord was crucified; Who can tell how much He suffered, All our sin-debt to atone? Now He lives and reigns forever, Seated on His sovereign throne.
3. O what wondrous might and merit, In the blood of Jesus dwell; For the law of God was honored, And our souls were saved from hell. Hallelujah praise the Savior, Who our sins and sorrows bore; Now enthroned in matchless glory, Sing His praises evermore.
SCRIPTURE READINGS TODAY: MORNING: PSALM 110 EVENING: JOHN 3:18-36
DIVINE GRACE Divine grace is the sovereign and saving favor of God exercised in the bestowment of blessings upon those who have no merit in them and for which no compensation is demanded from them. Nay, more; it is the favor of God shown to those who not only have no positive deserts of their own, but who are thoroughly ill-deserving and hell-deserving. It is completely unmerited and unsought, and is altogether unattracted by anything in or from or by the objects upon which it is bestowed. Grace can neither be bought, earned, nor won by the creature. If it could be, it would cease to be grace. When a thing is said to be â€śof graceâ€ť we mean pure charity, unasked and undesired. â€“A. W. Pink
THE BLOOD BEFORE THE LORD Note in Scripture how many times the blood is said to be â€śbefore the Lordâ€ť Whether any man saw it or not was of small account, for it was offered for sin â€śbefore the Lord.â€ť When the Passover lamb was slain in Egypt, where was the blood placed? It was on the OUTSIDE of the door, â€śbefore the Lord.â€ť He said, â€śWhen I see the blood I will pass over you.â€ť The suffering and death of Christ on behalf of His people was â€śbefore the Lordâ€ť - UNTO the Lord, to declare the Lordâ€™s righteousness, to satisfy the Lordâ€™s justice, to fulfill the Lordâ€™s purpose, to glorify the Lordâ€™s character, to enable the Lord to be both just and Justifier! The atonement does not change the NATURE and the character of God, but rather the atonement HONORS and MAGNIFIES the character of God. The death of Christ is NOT the cause of Godâ€™s love, but the result of it. God is not merciful because Christ died; Christ died because God is merciful. In order that every attribute might be expressed, glorified and honored, God gave His Son to be the Savior of chosen people! Thank God we have an atonement, â€śbefore the Lord.â€ť â€“Henry Mahan
DISTINGUISHING GRACE At the great, white throne judgment, concerning those who will be â€ścast into the lake of fire,â€ť John wrote that their names were â€śnot found written in the book of lifeâ€ť (Rev.20:15). The book referenced is the Lambâ€™s book of life, written before the world was made (Rev 13:8) which contains the names of Godâ€™s elect, inscribed with the indelible ink of sovereign grace. The Holy Spirit could have inspired John to write, â€śAnd whosoever would not believe on Christ was cast into the lake of fireâ€ť and that would be accurate for they would not come to the only Savior to be saved by Him. Or, the Holy Spirit could have inspired John to write, â€śAnd whosoever did not repent of their dead works and submit to be saved by the obedience of the Son of God was cast into the lake of fire,â€ť and that would also have been a valid statement because all who perish refused to turn from self-righteousness and be saved by the person and work of Christ. But, John was led to write, â€śAnd whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.â€ť With those words, the Holy Spirit set forth the very origin of salvation and the cause of both faith and repentance, all of which is owing to the election of grace which took place before the world was made. Why were some given in covenant mercy to the eternal Surety to be redeemed by His blood and robed in His righteousness while others were left to perish in the lake of fire? This distinction is to be attributed solely to the sovereign pleasure of the Lord. â€śEven so Father, for so it seemed good in Thy sightâ€ť (Matthew 11:26). â€“Pastor Jim Byrd
â€śFor as the Father hath life in Himself; so hath He given to the Son to have life in Himself; And hath given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of man.â€ť (John 5:26-27)
BE JOYFUL CHILDREN OF THE LORD TUNE "THERE IS A FOUNTAIN" CM/DOUBLE WORDS BY JIM BYRD 1. How gracious is the Lord our God, Compassionate and kind; And those who trust His promises, Will comfort in Him find. In love He purposed to bestow, Upon a...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
SING OF SOVEREIGN GRACE Tune to "I LOVE THY KINGDOM LORD" SM Words by JIM BYRD 1. Come sing of sovereign grace, Ye people of the Lord; Sing of Jehovahâ€™s matchless grace, Grace which our souls restored. 2. Christ gave Himself to die, Behold...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
THE LORDâ€™S TABLE TUNE "LOVE DIVINE" 126.96.36.199. WORDS BY JIM BYRD 1. God in mercy sent the Savior, From His throne to earth below; By His death and resurrection, He has conquered evâ€™ry foe. See Him wounded, bruised, forsaken, Sacrifice of God was...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God." (Hebrews 12:2) CHRIST GAVE HIS LIFE FOR ME TUNE...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
"Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by Whose stripes ye were healed." 1 Peter 2:24) ONE SACRIFICE FOR SIN Tune to: "THERE IS A FOUNTAIN" CM/DOUBLE Words by...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
"I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor. Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto Thy name: the upright shall dwell in Thy presence." (Psalm 140:12-13) LET US PRAISE THE NAME OF JESUS TUNE TO...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
â€śJesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.â€ť (John 11:25) GIVE GLORY TO THE LAMB OF GOD Tune to â€śHow Sweet the Name of Jesus Soundsâ€ť Cm Words by JIM BYRD 1. ...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
"Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn Mine hand upon the little ones." (Zechariah 13:7) THE SHEPHERD AND HIS...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
"For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls." (1 Peter 2:25) When I come before you to preach, my hope is not that people who hear my message will exercise the power of their free-will...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
"O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation." (Psalm 95:1) ITâ€™S FINISHED TUNE TO "MY SAVIOR" 188.8.131.52. WORDS BY JIM BYRD 1. Upon the cross the Savior died, For those the Father sanctified;...[ abbreviated | read entire ]