By: Joseph Hart Tune: Take My Life and Let It Be - H.A.C. Malan
1. Jesus, once for sinners slain, From the dead was raised again; And in heav'n is now set down, With His Father on His throne, With His Father on His throne.
2. There He reigns a King supreme; We shall also reign with Him; Feeble souls, be not dismayed; Trust in His almighty aid, Trust in His almighty aid.
3. He has made an end of sin; And His blood hath washed us clean; Fear not! He is ever near; Now, evâ€™n now, He's with us here, Now, evâ€™n now, He's with us here.
4. Saints on earth, with saints above, Celebrate His dying love; And let every ransomed soul, Sound His praise from pole to pole, Sound His praise from pole to pole. ***** Scripture Readings Today: Morning: Philippians 1:1-11 Evening: Romans 14:1-9 ***** Daily Readings - Oct 16-22, 2016 Sunday - Mark 6-7 Monday - Mark 8-9 Tuesday - Mark 10-11 Wednesday- Mark 12-13 Thursday - Mark 14-16 Friday - Luke 1 Saturday - Luke 2-3*****
2 Corinthians 4:6 â€śFor God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.â€ť *****
No Despair, But Hope Let us learn never to despair of the salvation of anyone--as long as they live. Fathers ought never to despair of prodigal sons. Mothers ought never to despair of self-willed, headstrong daughters. Husbands should never despair of wives, nor wives of husbands. There is nothing impossible with God. The arm of grace is very long and can reach those who seem very far off. Let us pray on, and hope on, for others--however unlikely their salvation may appear to be at present. "Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save!" Isaiah 59:1 --Copied ***** The Believerâ€™s Two Natures Strange and mysterious is my life, What opposites I feel within! A stable peace, a constant strife; The rule of grace, the power of sin. --John Newton *****
In Everything Give Thanks!
â€śIn every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.â€ť (1Thess. 5:18)
As believers we have so much to be thankful for! Who can measure the abundance of Godâ€™s grace and goodness showered so freely upon us (Ps. 40:5 130:7)? Who among us can determine how many unseen dangers we have been delivered from by the hand of Godâ€™s almighty power (Dan. 4:35)? Who is able to sufficiently honor and praise God for the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ that freely, sovereignly and eternally justifies the ungodly from all sin (Psa. 115:1; Rom. 3:24; 8:32)? And yet we do give thanks to God for all things (Rom. 11:36). Not like we should, not like we will some day, but we are humbled and thankful unto our sovereign Lord for all blessings both physical and spiritual (Eph. 5:20; 1Cor. 1:30-31). How could we complain of anything, when we realize that we are an heir of all grace now and all glory hereafter in Christ? (Rom. 8:14-17; Heb. 9:15; 1Peter 1:3-5).
There are really only two religions in the world. One of Cain and the other of Abel. One of Ishmael and the other of Isaac. One of Esau and the other of Jacob. One of law and the other of promise. One of Mount Sinai and the other of Mount Calvary. One condemns, the other finds no fault. One leads to bondage, the other to freedom. One tendeth to death, the other to life. One of weakness, the other of power. One of merit, the other of mercy. One of the weakness of the letter, the other of the power of the Spirit. --Anonymous *****
Perfect The righteousness which is needed to save us must be perfect. Indeed, God will accept nothing less than perfection (Hebrews 7:19). So either we have to be perfect in and of ourselves, or we need to be presented to God in the person of someone who actually is perfect. This is another reason why our faith can never be our savior, for our faith is not yet perfect. I donâ€™t know any believer who claims to have perfect faith. Doubtless our faith is growing; but, for that very reason, it cannot be considered perfect! It still has a long way to go! Hereâ€™s the truth of the matter, since that which is imperfect cannot justify, an imperfect faith can in no way be counted as a perfect righteousness. Faith can not and will not rival the person of Christ for our justification. Saving faith, as it were, knows that Jesus is already perfect! He is â€śthe Lamb without blemish and without spotâ€ť (1 Peter 1:19). "He did no sin" (1 Peter 2:22). "He knew no sinâ€ť (2 Corinthians 5:21), "In Him was no sin" (1 John 3:5). He was blameless in His actions, irreproachable in His motives, flawless in His thinking and sinlessly pure in all things. He is perfect! --Pastor Miles Mckee
â€śBlessed is the man whom Thou choosest, And causest to approach unto Thee, that he may dwell in Thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of Thy house, even of Thy holy temple.â€ť Psalm 65:4 ***** Jesus, the Lord, Enthroned on High ...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The Refuge Words by: John Kent Tune to: How Firm A Foundation 1. A refuge for sinners the gospel makes known; 'Tis found in the merits of Jesus alone; The weary, the tempted, and burdened by sin, Were never exempted from entering...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
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...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
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: â€śMajestic Sweetnessâ€ť T. Hastings 1. Now may the Lord...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
â€śTo whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto Him?â€ť Isaiah 40:18 ***** 1. Sovereign grace oâ€™er sin abounding, Ransomed souls, the tidings swell; Tis a deep that knows no sounding Who its breadth or length can tell? ...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
â€śThou 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€ť (Psalm 73:24-25) ***** Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus! Words: John...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Romans 8:34 â€śWho 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€ť ***** Lazarus' Resurrection Words By Gary Spreacker Tune to â€śOur God, Our...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
â€śAnd He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.â€ť 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 ]