Wonderful, merciful Savior
Precious Redeemer and Friend
Who would have thought that a Lamb
Could rescue the souls of men
Oh, You rescue the souls of men
Counselor, Comforter, Keeper
Spirit we long to embrace
You offer hope when our hearts have
Hopelessly lost our way
Oh, we’ve hopelessly lost the way
O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.… Read More
Alleluia! sing to Jesus!
His the scepter, his the throne.
Alleluia! His the triumph,
his the victory alone.
Hark! the songs of peaceful Zion
thunder like a mighty flood.
Jesus out of every nation
hath redeemed us by his blood.
Alleluia! not as orphans
are we left in sorrow now;
Alleluia! He is near us,
faith believes, nor questions how;
Though the cloud from sight received him
when the forty days were o’er
shall our hearts forget his promise,
‘I am with you evermore’?
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.”
Beloved In Christ,
How necessary I make time to read the Bible.… Read More
What we encounter in Matt 11 is enough to make us rethink our whole approach to discipleship, all over again. First, we have the encounter with John’s disciples, as John, in prison and under sentence of death, asks, “Is it really you?” To which, Jesus replies, “Tell John what you’ve seen and heard. The deaf hear, the blind see, the lame walk, the dead are raised.” Then, we have to take a look at what we might call the true costs of discipleship.… Read More
As we continue our journey through Matt 11, we are brought face to face with all sorts of issues that need our attention. What was going on for John the Baptist while he was in prison, awaiting execution, what was going through the minds of all those folks who were hanging on Jesus’ every word. How did Jesus address John? What did Jesus show us about the kingdom?… Read More
I will sing of my Redeemer,
And His wondrous love to me;
On the cruel cross He suffered,
From the curse to set me free.
Sing, oh, sing of my Redeemer,
With His blood He purchased me,
On the cross He sealed my pardon,
Paid the debt, and made me free
“At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures….… Read More
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!
Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.
“And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.”
As struggles persist in this life I can rejoice “…in the hope of the glory of God.” Although suffering hurts and the comfort of your presence, maybe just silence, or the act of coming along side to mourn is needed, Paul encourages us “…because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” In our reconciled state with God, we be justified through faith, experience the joy of being right with God, even are at peace through our Lord Jesus.… Read More
I stand amazed in the presence
Of Jesus the Nazarene,
And wonder how He could love me,
A sinner condemned, unclean.
How marvelous! How wonderful!
And my song shall ever be:
How marvelous! How wonderful!
Is my Savior’s love for me!
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’ “
Yes!… Read More
We come now to the apex of the instruction Jesus was giving the 12 before sending them out on their own, for the first time. The point Jesus is making is that all the things in life that often seem most dear to us, even to the very core of our being, must become subordinate to our walk with him. Of all our loves, we are more devoted to him.… Read More
Well, the words of Jesus ring true once again. How different from churches today. There is a thought that if we can just “get ’em saved,” then keep them in church services, folks will pick up, by osmosis, what it takes to be a disciple and to learn other stuff. Not so with Jesus. He laid it all out there. The costs.… Read More
Wow! Talk about having it all. This 3 Guys and a Mic has it all, or almost all of it. As we look at Matt 10, we begin to realize what it is that often prompts the church to try to “soft sell” the cost of discipleship. We talk about what the church needs to be saying to believers about the strongholds in their lives.… Read More