For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. Luke 17:24
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:2

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Galatians 6:14
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
Let the motto upon your whole ministry be - "Christ is All!" - Mather

Friday, September 29, 2017

We Have No Where Else To Go - Christ!

John 6:68-69: Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life"

There's no one else to go to in order to be saved!

There's no one else to go to in order to be forgiven of all your sins!

There's no one else to go to in order to be counted righteous and accepted in God's sight!

There's no one else to go to in order to have all God's wrath, judgment, and condemnation removed from you forever!

There's no one else to go to in order to escape eternity in hell where the worm does not die and the fire is not quenched!

There's no one else to go to in order to find peace with God!

There's no one else to go to in order to be reconciled to God!

There's no one else to go to in order to find eternal life and the words of eternal life!

There's no one else to go to in order to find fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore!

There's no one else to go to in order to find salvation, safety, and satisfaction!

There's no one else to go to in order to find help, hope, wholeness, and happiness!

There's no one else to go to in order to find love, light, and life!

There's no one else to go to in order to find Truth, tenderness, and to taste and see that the LORD is good!

There's no one else to go to in order to find all that you ever desired but that nothing in this life could ever satisfy!

There's no one else we can go to: no man; no woman; no children; no pastor; no president; no king; no other god; no job; no money; no fame; no drug; no stuff; no sport; no pleasure or joy in this world – nothing in this world or out of this world!

Only Jesus – to whom else shall we go? – to no one else except the LORD Jesus Christ!

That's my King! That's my King!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Christ Alone!

Christ Alone Is Where We Go
For From His Mouth True Words Do Flow
That We Might Life Eternal Know
He's God And Man Who's Humbled Low
He Died And Rose To Take Our Woe
In Christ Alone Our God Does Show
Salvation's Way To Him We Go!

Freedom In Christ!

In Jesus Christ We Are Set Free
To Be What God Would Have Us Be
He Died And Rose For You And Me
So Trust The Son His Beauty See
From Sin We Turn And To Him Flee
To Worship Christ On Bended Knee
And Love The Slaves And Set Them Free!

Monday, August 7, 2017

God Is Love!

God is love (1 John 4:8)

Just like God the Holy Spirit, in 1 Corinthians 13, describes love with numerous "love is" statements, the truth that "God is love" can be described by the numerous "God is" or "the LORD is" statements in the Bible:

The LORD is a man of war (Exodus 15:3)

The LORD is their inheritance (Deuteronomy 18:2)

God is your dwelling place (Deuteronomy 33:27)

The LORD is Peace (Judges 6:24)

God is my strong refuge (2 Samuel 22:33)

But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head (Psalm 3:3)

God is a righteous judge (Psalm 7:11)

The LORD is my shepherd (Psalm 23:1)

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear (Psalm 27:1)

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1)

God is the King of all the earth (Psalm 47:7)

God is my helper (Psalm 54:4)

God is our salvation (Psalm 68:19)

God is a sun and shield (Psalm 84:11)

The LORD is my portion (Psalm 119:57)

GOD is my strength and my song (Isaiah 12:2)

GOD is an everlasting rock (Isaiah 26:4)

The LORD is our righteousness (Jeremiah 23:6)

God is spirit (John 4:24)

God is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29)

God is light (1 John 1:5)

I AM the Bread of Life (John 6:35)

I AM the Light of the World (John 8:12)

I AM the Door of the sheep (John 10:7)

I AM the Good Shepherd (John 10:11)

I AM the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25)

I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6)

I AM the True Vine (John 15:1)

I AM (John 8:58)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Spirit Glorifies Christ!

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote:
The greatest test is that the true Spirit always glorifies Christ. Christ is always in the center; He is always given the preeminence. And the true prophet is not the man who talks about experiences and visions and what he has done and seen, but about Christ. And when you have heard Him you do not say, “What a wonderful man”; you say, “What a wonderful Savior!” You do not say, “What a wonderful experience this man has had”; you say, “Who is the Man of whom the Spirit is speaking?” The attraction is to Christ; the Spirit glorifies Christ. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Add Nothing To Christ!

J. C. Ryle wrote:
You may spoil the Gospel by substitution. You have only to withdraw from the eyes of the sinner the grand object which the Bible proposes to faith, - Jesus Christ; and to substitute another object in His place . . . and the mischief is done. Substitute anything for Christ, and the Gospel is totally spoiled! . . . You may spoil the Gospel by addition. You have only to add to Christ, the grand object of faith, some other objects as equally worthy of honor, and the mischief is done. Add anything to Christ, and the Gospel ceases to be a pure Gospel! . . . You may spoil the Gospel by interposition. You have only to push something between Christ and the eye of the soul, to draw away the sinner’s attention from the Savior, and the mischief is done . . . You may spoil the Gospel by disproportion. You have only to attach an exaggerated importance to the secondary things of Christianity, and a diminished importance to the first things, and the mischief is done. Once alter the proportion of the parts of truth, and truth soon becomes downright error!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Looking unto Jesus — Hebrews 12:2

Isaac Ambrose wrote: 

The most excellent subject to discourse or write of is Jesus Christ. Augustine, having read Cicero's works, commended them for their eloquence; but he passed this sentence upon them: "They are not sweet because the name of Jesus is not in them." And Bernard's saying is near the same: "If thou writest, it doth not relish with me, unless I read Jesus there; if thou disputest or conferrest, it doth not relish well with me, unless Jesus [is found] there." Indeed all we say is but unsavory, if it is not seasoned with this salt: "I determined not to know any thing among you," saith Paul, "save Jesus Christ, and him crucified" (1Co 2:2). He resolved with himself before he preached among the Corinthians that this should be the only point of knowledge that he would profess himself to have skill in, and that, in the course of his ministry, he would labor to bring them to. This he made "the breadth, and length, and depth, and height" of his knowledge (Eph 3:18). "Yea, doubtless," saith he, "and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord" (Phi 3:8).

In this knowledge of Christ, there is an excellence above all other knowledge in the world. There is nothing more pleasing and comfortable, more animating and enlivening, more ravishing and soul contenting. Only Christ is the sun and center of all divinely revealed truths. We can preach nothing else as the object of our faith, as the necessary element of your soul’s salvation, which doth not some way or other either meet in Christ or refer to Christ. Only Christ is the whole of man's happiness: the Sun to enlighten him, the Physician to heal him, the Wall of fire to defend him, the Friend to comfort him, the Pearl to enrich him, the Ark to support him, the Rock to sustain him under the heaviest pressures, as "an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land" (Isa 32:2). Only Christ is that between earth and heaven, the Mediator between God and man (1Ti 2:5), a mystery, which the angels of heaven desire to pry, peep, and look into (1Pe 1:12) . . . we see that man is blind, and no sun but Christ can enlighten him; that man is naked, and no garment but Christ's can clothe him; that man is poor, and no treasure but Christ's can enrich him; that man is indebted, and none but Christ can make satisfaction for him; that man is empty, and none but Christ can fill him; that man is distressed, perplexed, tormented and none but Christ can quiet him. All this, and much more than this appears in the this glass of Jesus.