God Knows âKnown unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world.â Acts 15:18 He knows whom He chose and He knows whom He has redeemed. He knows whom He has called and whom He will call. He knows whom He has justified; He has not done any of these things in the dark. He knows His people and He loves His people from eternity with an everlasting love. Nothing is left up to the sinner for the salvation of their souls; no works of ours the Lord Jesus Christ has done it all. Look to Him and live! Salvation is of the LORD! He knows what it cost to redeem His people, He planned and purposed it. He sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, God incarnate in the flesh to purchase the eternal souls of His hidden ones! --Pastor Wayne *****
Come Thou Fount Words By Robert Robinson and Joe Terrell Tune: Come Thou Fount
1. Come, Thou Fount of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing Thy grace; Streams of mercy, never ceasing, Call for songs of loudest praise. Teach me some melodious sonnet, Sung by flaming tongues above. Praise the mount, I'm fixed upon it, Mount of Thy redeeming love.
2. Sorrowing I shall be in spirit, Till released from flesh and sin, Yet from what I do inherit, Here Thy praises I'll begin; Here I raise my Ebenezer; Here by Thy great help I've come; And I hope, by Thy good pleasure, Safely to arrive at home.
3. Jesus sought me when a stranger, Wandering from the fold of God; He, to rescue me from danger, Interposed His precious blood; How His kindness yet pursues me, Mortal tongue can never tell, Clothed in flesh, till death shall loose me, I cannot proclaim it well.
4. O to grace how great a debtor, Daily I'm constrained to be! Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, Bind my wandering heart to Thee. Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love; Here's my heart, O take and seal it, Seal it for Thy courts above.
5. O that day when freed from sinning, I shall see Thy lovely face; Cloth-ed then in blood-washed linen How I'll sing Thy sovereign grace; Come, my Lord, no longer tarry, Take my ransomed soul away; Send thine angels now to carry, Me to realms of endless day.
***** The servant of God has nothing to do with the response which is made to his preaching; his business is to deliver the Word of God in its unadulterated purity and leave the results to the One who has called him. --Arthur Pink, "The Doctrine of Human Depravity"
***** O the Love of His Royal Heart! (William Mason, "The Believers Pocket Companion") "Christ is all!" Colossians 3:2
O for the pen of a ready writer to set forth the matchless glory and unparalleled excellence of the King, the King of Kings, the King of saints, even King Jesus! We were once stout-hearted rebels against His crown and government! But, O the love of His royal heart! Instead of executing fierce vengeance upon us, for our sins-lo, He came from heaven to earth, with a flame of love in His heart, and matchless grace on His lips-on purpose . . . . to die for us, to wash us from our sins in His own blood, to conquer the rebellion of our hearts against Him, and to win our affections to Him! Has He saved us by His precious blood? Has He made us His willing, loving disciples by His powerful grace? Surely then, we should live in the sweet enjoyment of all the rich blessings of His kingdom, and be holy and happy every day, yes, every hour-IN HIM. This is His loving will concerning us. O for a single eye to look unto Jesus, a humble heart to sit at His feet, and a simple soul to hear and believe every word from His gracious lips, that we may know the love of Christ-constantly know it by a heartfelt sense of it. This, this is the one thing needful to make poor sinners rich and miserable sinners happy in time and joyful through all eternity! Remember your chief employment. It is not merely to make a profession, and to keep up a form of godliness; but to maintain and keep up a warm, lively, comfortable sense of the love of Christ in your hearts, from day to day, yes, from hour to hour! *****
Jesus, Engrave it on My Heart Author: Samuel Medley Tune: âDoxologyâ 1. Jesus, engrave it on my heart That Thou the one thing needful art I could from all things parted be But never, never, Lord from Thee. 2. ...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
âBut I will sacrifice unto Thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.â Jonah 2:9 ***** All Hail, Blessed Savior Tune: âO Worship the Kingâ 1. O what shall we do our Savior to praise, ...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Isaiah 40:1-2 âComfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Engraved! "Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of My hands!" Isaiah 49:16 "Behold," says Immutable One, "I have engraved you on the palms of My hands." Not on the mountains, colossal as they are, for they shall depart; on no page of...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
âEven as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
âThe LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zionâ Psalm 20:1-2 ****** An Inexhaustible Fullness " Unto you therefore which believe He is...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The Conquest of the Cross Tune: Rock of Ages Words: Jim Byrd 1) Christ the mighty Conqueror died, For His own was crucified; Fought our enemies to win, Freedom from the guilt of sin; Jesus came our souls to save, So His life He freely gave. ...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
âI Am the Good Shepherd: the Good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep.âJohn 10:11 ***** âWherewith Shall I Come Before the Lord?â Words: John Berridge Tune: O Worship the King 1) Wherewith shall I come before the Most High, Who am...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Jesus, the Soulâs Help in Times of Trouble Words: J. Franklin Tune: Amazing Grace (CM) 1. In all my troubles and distress, The Lord my soul does own; Jehovah does my griefs redress, And make His mercy known. ...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL Hebrews 9:24-28; 1 Timothy 1:11 Tune: Amazing Grace Words: S. Stennett 1) What wisdom, majesty, and grace Through all the gospel shine! âTis God that speaks, and we confess The doctrine most divine. 2) ...[ abbreviated | read entire ]