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, 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
I am again under conviction that I do not pray enough, I do not give myself over to it or correctly go about it. I realize that this is what grace and mercy is for, but still I want to be more disciplined. So I have my list. Not a list of wants and needs, but a list that asks for guidance and wisdom in my day. I spend less time and am more focused because of that list… not sure it is working. Do you use a list? I…read more
1 Corinthians 15:33-34 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God—I say this to your shame. There are some people that just can’t get enough glory in their own sin… I tend to naturally avoid them but sometimes I need to be reminded. Is taking “glory in our past sins” a sin? What I am reminded with a quick look at scripture is that God forgets the sin. (Isaiah…read more
Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,” for by professing it some have swerved from the faith. 1 Timothy 6:20-21 In this final instruction in 1st Timothy there is clear instructions to avoid the thinking of the “rich” in earthly possessions. One of the discussions I most often have with unChristian friends is one regarding money and wealth. Where I see my needs as ones relative to the ministry God has called us to, they see things differently. For a long time I chased the $ and the…read more
Matthew 7:11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!