When Christ, the Mighty Maker, Died Author: Unknown - Tune: "Just As I Am" 1. His fingers formed the bough which grew The thorns that crowned His blood-stained head. The nails which pierced His hands were mined In secret places He designed.
2. He made the forest whence there sprung The tree on which His body hung. Our Lord died on a cross of wood; He made the hill on which it stood.
3. The sun which hid from Him its face By His own hand was hung in space. The sky which darkened o'er His head By Him above the world was spread.
4. The spear that shed His precious blood Was tempered in the fires of God. The grave in which His form was laid Was hewn in rocks His hand had made. ***** Isaiah 14:1 âFor the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.â
****** Substitution Men do not know that God has provided a Righteousness for all believers. For every soul born of Adam WHO WILL believe in Christ, there is a perfect righteousness - not ours, but Godâs. God came here in human form, not bound to be obedient, but being found in fashion as a man, He became obedient - obedient unto His own Law and fulfilled every jot and tittle of it. He was obedient unto death, even the death of the cross, and His obedience is our obedience if we believe. God looks at us as if we had done what His Son had done. To that Righteousness is the eye of the believer ever to be directed, on that Righteousness must he rest, on that Righteousness must he live, in that Righteousness must he die, in that Righteousness must he appear before the Judgment Seat, in that Righteousness must he stand forever in the presence of the Righteous God Who required it and provided it freely to every poor sinner who will trust in Godâs Son. --Scott Richardson
***** Worship with Sinners Often when men become bored, dissatisfied, and offended with the simplicity and singularity of the message of Christ and Him crucified, and donât receive the attention they feel they deserve, they begin to find fault with every thing and every one else, not willing to admit what their problem really is because it would make them look bad. Eventually they will manufacture a vehicle big enough to ride out of town on. Most often they will relocate where their flesh can be fed and nourished, no matter what is preached. As for the child of God, if Christ is preached, he is happy just to be there and worship with sinners just like himself. --Tommy Robbins ****** Precious Blood The Lord Jesus Christ proclaimed blood atonement. He said the blood has been shed. It was God's blood . . . holy blood, precious blood . . . it was divinely sent blood . . . saving blood . . . redeeming blood. The blood atonement means the life laid down, it means the offering up of the Lord of glory! And He said this was the only basis on which a Holy God could deal with sinful men. Not upon your goodness, but upon the basis of His life laid down . . . that's how God deals with sinners. --Rolfe Barnard, 1904-1969 ***** Not Without Blood What a thought to be justified in the sight of the holy God, to have every vestige of sin and pollution washed away. I awoke during the night with that thought. Our Lord has a special way of blessing during the nighttime hours. Here I am on the edge of eternity, and the Almighty Creator waits with a welcome. You top that, brother! I am in Godâs purpose as the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. Then the words came to me; âNot without blood.â I own the blood! I confess the blood! As I age may God by His amazing grace take away any vestige of hope I might have in anything but the âprecious blood of Christ as of a Lamb without blemish and without spotâ (I Pet.1:9). Iâve heard men say, âWell, I just want peace as I grow old.â I do too! âNot without blood.â It will be a bloody peace or none at all. âAnd having made PEACE through the blood of His crossâ (Col.1:20). That high priest in Hebrews 9:7, who went into the very presence of God Himself, went in with one thought in mind; that if he went in âwithout bloodâ it was sure death. I come into the presence of the Almighty with the same thought. Whatever else is involved, I cannot come âwithout bloodâ, for the wrath of God awaits any who come âwithout blood.â Yes, Lord, I agree! Give me grace to come to you in the crimson flow of the bloody Christ, the only Redeemer of sinners. --Jack Shanks (former pastor of Laird Street Baptist Church who went to be with his Lord April 7th, 2012, but not âwithout the bloodâ.)
A Man of Sorrows 1. The Lord of glory, moved by love, Descends, in mercy, from above; And He, before whom angels bow, Is found a man of grief below. 2. Such love is great, too great for thought, Its length and breadth in...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Romans 1:17- For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. ***** Reigning Grace Author: John Newton Tune: âMajestic Sweetnessâ T. Hastings 1. Now may the Lord...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
âTo whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto Him?â Isaiah 40:18 ***** 1. Sovereign grace oâer sin abounding, Ransomed souls, the tidings swell; Tis a deep that knows no sounding Who its breadth or length can tell? ...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
âThou shalt guide me with Thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but Thee? And there is none upon earth that I desire beside Thee.â (Psalm 73:24-25) ***** Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus! Words: John...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Romans 8:34 âWho is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.â ***** Lazarus' Resurrection Words By Gary Spreacker Tune to âOur God, Our...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
âAnd He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.â Revelation 19:16 ***** The Lord Our Righteousness 1. I once was a stranger to grace and to God, I knew not my danger; I felt not my load; ...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
A Savior All Divine Words By John Newton Tune to: Amazing Grace 1) Christ bears the name of all His saints, Deep on His heart engraved; Attentive to the state and wants Of all His love has saved. 2) In Him a holiness complete, Light and...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
With Broken Heart and Contrite Sigh Words by Cornelius Elven Tune to Just As I Am 1) With broken heart and contrite sigh, A trembling sinner, Lord, I cry. Thy pardoning grace is rich and free, --O God, be merciful to me! 2) I...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
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...[ abbreviated | read entire ]