That my life would reflect God's glory - Jeremiah Griffin - pastor Rockford, Illinois

Faith On

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Faith is not a meritorious work. It is never the ground of justification—it is simply the channel through which it is received and it, too, is a gift. — John MacArthur Ever hit something so deep it just puts your mind out of wack? This was it for me last night. Faith is a condition we find ourselves in. Faith is a channel caused by and for the Holy Ghost. I was reading in Romans 3:29-4:6 in preparation for a sermon and these verses just nailed what my brain knew…read more

Why Should I Sorrow More?

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WHY should I sorrow more? I trust a Savior slain, And safe beneath His sheltering cross Unmoved I shall remain. Let Satan and the world, Ever my heart allure; The promises in Christ are made Unchangeable and sure. The oath infallible Is now my spirit’s trust; I know that He Who spoke the word, Is faithful, true, and just. He’ll bring me on my way Unto my journey’s end; He’ll be my Father and my God, My Saviour and my Friend. So all my doubts and fears Shall wholly flee…read more

Beneath the Cross

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Beneath the cross of Jesus I find a place to stand, And wonder at such mercy That calls me as I am; For hands that should discard me Hold wounds which tell me, “Come.” Beneath the cross of Jesus My unworthy soul is won. Beneath the cross of Jesus His family is my own— Once strangers chasing selfish dreams, Now one through grace alone. How could I now dishonor The ones that You have loved? Beneath the cross of Jesus See the children called by God. Beneath the cross of…read more

For the Sake of His Name

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Go to the world for the sake of His name; To every nation His glory proclaim. Pray that the Spirit wise Will open darkened eyes, Granting new life to display Jesus’ fame. Refrain: In Jesus’ power, preach Christ to the lost; For Jesus’ glory, count all else but loss. Gather from every place Trophies of sov’reign grace. Lest life be wasted, exalt Jesus’ cross. Love the unloved for the sake of His name; Like Christ, befriend those whose heads hang in shame. Jesus did not condemn, But was condemned for…read more

Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy

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Come ye sinners, poor and needy, Weak and wounded, sick and sore; Jesus ready stands to save you, Full of pity, love, and pow’r. I will arise and go to Jesus, He will embrace me in His arms; In the arms of my dear Savior, O there are ten thousand charms. Come, ye thirsty, come and welcome, God’s free bounty glorify; True belief and true repentance, Ev’ry grace that brings you nigh. I will arise and go to Jesus, He will embrace me in His arms; In the arms of…read more

He Will Hold Me Fast

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When I fear my faith will fail, Christ will hold me fast; When the tempter would prevail, He will hold me fast. I could never keep my hold through life’s fearful path; For my love is often cold; He must hold me fast. He will hold me fast, He will hold me fast; For my Saviour loves me so, He will hold me fast. Those He saves are His delight, Christ will hold me fast; Precious in his holy sight, He will hold me fast. He’ll not let my soul…read more