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

Saturday, May 9, 2015

"That's My King!" Who's Wisdom And Instruction He Needs No Introduction Practices Righteousness And Justice Without Obstruction His Fear Of The LORD Brings Evil's Destruction And His Glorious Beauty Is Our Greatest Seduction!

Jesus is wise in the people's eyes
He's the greatest prize of infinite size
He died with forsaken cries
But then from death and pains of hell He'd rise
And our redemption buys 
To bring us unimaginable highs 
And make us wise through His supplies
So trust in Him Who dies
Then come – let us baptize
And follow Him Who is so wise!

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

Saturday, April 25, 2015

"That's My King!" Who's Purity Most Undefiled Yet On His Back Our Sins Were Piled And At The Cross He Was Defiled So We Could Love The Orphan Child And Care For Widows Meek And Mild!

Jesus is the most religious Man Who has ever crossed the horizon of this world!
He's pure!
He's powerful!
He's perfect!
He's passionate!
He's peaceful!
He's perplexing!
He's perpetual!
He's persistent!
He's proper!
He's prepared!
He's practical!
He's purposeful!
He's proactive!
He's protective!
He's prominent!
He's prudent!
He's popular!
He's precious!
He's preeminent!

That's my King!

He's undefiled
He's understanding!
He's unashamed!
He's unending!
He's unstoppable!
He's uncontainable!
He visited this most needy world with the only visitation that could save us from all of our sins and make everything wrong right!
He visited the blind and made them see!
He visited the deaf and made them hear!
He visited the sick and made them well!
He visited the dead and made them live!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

He visited the lonely widow and gave her back her son from the dead:  Luke 7:12-16: As He approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out - the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. When the Lord saw her, His heart went out to her and He said, "Don't cry." Then He went up and touched the coffin, and those carrying it stood still. He said, "Young man, I say to you, get up!" The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother. They were all filled with awe and praised God. "A great prophet has appeared among us," they said. "God has come to help his people."
He'll visit you and satisfy your every deepest desire and longing!
He still visits sinners and saves them from the wrath, judgment, and curse of God if they will only repent and believe in Him!

That's my King!

He loves us so much He makes us His brothers and sisters and children of His amazing Father!
He rose up from the dead and returned to His Father and our Father, and His God and our God to forever intercede for us and make sure we are perfectly and perpetually taken well care of!
He fills us with so much joy in Him and the love of God the Fahter that we overflow with love that gladly meets the needs of others and prays, adopts, disciples, gives, stands up for the unborn, and dreams and prays of ways we could never dream or imagine to visit, love, and take care of all manner of orphans and widows all over the world!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It's Friday But Sunday's Comin'! (Spanish)

Es Viernes
Pero el Domingo se acerca!
By S.M. Lockridge

Es Viernes
Jesus está orando
Pedro esta durmiendo, Judas esta traicionándole
Pero el Domingo se acerca!

Es Viernes
Pilatos esta en aprietos
El consejo esta conspirando
La multitud esta difamando
Ellos ni siquiera saben que el Domingo se acerca!

Es Viernes santo
Los discípulos estan corriendo como ovejas sin pastor
María está llorando
Pedro esta negándo
Pero ellos no saben que el Domingo se acerca!

Es Viernes
Los Romanos golpean a mi Jesús
Lo visten de escarlata
Lo coronan de espinos
Pero ellos no saben que el Domingo se acerca!

Es Viernes santo
Mira a Jesús caminando hacia el Calvario
Su sangre chorrea
Su cuerpo tambalea
Y Su Espíritu cargado
Pero ya ves, solo es Viernes
El Domingo se acerca!

Es Viernes
El mundo está ganando
Las personas estan pecando
Y el diablo esta sonriente

Es Viernes
Los soldados clavan las manos de mi Salvador en la cruz
Ellos clavan los pies de mi Salvador en la cruz
Y luego lo levantan a la par de criminales
Es Viernes
Pero déjame decirte algo: el Domingo se acerca!

Es Viernes
Los discípulos estan cuestionando
Qué le ha sucedido Rey
Y los Fariseos estan celebrando que sus artimanas se han conseguido
Pero ellos ni siquiera saben que solo es Viernes
El Domingo se acerca!

Es Viernes
El está colgando en la cruz
Sintiendose abandonad por Su Padre
Dejado solo y muriendo
¿Puede alguien salvarlo?

Ooooh, es Viernes
Pero el Domingo se acerca!

Es Viernes
La tierra tiembla
El cielo se oscurece
Mi Rey entrega Su espíritu

Es Viernes
La esperanza esta perdida
La muerte ha ganado
El pecado ha vencido
Y Satanás esta solo riendose

Es Viernes
Jesús esta sepultado
Un soldado hace guardia
Una roca es rodada en el lugar

Pero es Viernes
Solo Viernes
Pero el Domingo se acerca!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

"That's My King!" Who Rose Up From The Bitter Grave And Lives – New Life To Sinners Gave For Everyone He Came To Save So We Could Be His Holy Slave, Wholly Behave And Him Alone Forever Crave!

Unless Christ comes we all will die
It could be soon – for all draws nigh
And then the living may ask why
When all we see around us cry
Our Jesus wept – His eyes weren't dry
And so let's to His mercy fly
Who's bruised and whipped and cursed He'd die
But conquer death and sin deny
All death – the enemy – defy
He is the Resurrection high
He'll be your every joy supply
But now it is OK to cry
He'll comfort you in the goodbye
All grace and mercy He'll apply
Believe His Word – on Him rely!

That's my King!

On the first day of that joy-pierced week
When everything around looked bleak
From groans and weeping they were weak
To find His corpse they came to seek
And hide with spice death's smelly reek
But oh what they would find unique
The risen Christ in full mystique
His resurrection is the peak
Of all His saving work complete
Of this salvation we must speak
And tell all sinners poor and weak
To turn from sin and future bleak
Where hell-fire burns with no retreat
He quenched these flames with bloodied shriek
And conquered death to end its streak
To save all nations Jew and Greek
From Syria to Mozambique
So come to Him and Treasure seek
Of all true pleasure He's the peak!

That's my King! Do you know Him?!

The Resurrection changes everything
The bitter punch of death does swing
And to our knees in grief will bring
Sin is crushing death's deep sting
But He's the mighty risen King
Who killed all death and took its sting
And He'll forever make you sing
His beauty surpasses everything
His praises will forever ring
Up from the tomb our King did spring
By faith to Him forever cling!

That's my King!

Of this great Christ we must go and tell
So those around won't go to hell
Instead with Christ in glory dwell
Where joys increase, and all is well
To fears of speaking let's dispel
And to our silence say farewell
From the mountains let us yell
"Christ is risen!" does compel
Speak the truth in love propel
And by your actions don't repel
So some must come out of their shell
Our Christ is worthy we must tell
He suffered all the pains of hell
And rose alive to joys swell
Sends missionaries from Cornell
Oh praise His name He does excel
In every beauty we could tell!

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

Saturday, February 14, 2015

"That's My King!" Who Was Buried In A Rich Man's Tomb He Took His Father's Wrathful Doom It Seemed That Life Would Not Resume And All Men's Hearts Were Filled With Gloom But He Would Rise – All Power Assume!

Jesus was buried
Joseph of Arimathea was looking for the Kingdom
Pilate was surprised the King was already dead
Mary saw where her King was laid
But His Resurrection is comin'!

Jesus was buried
The Messiah was cursed
The corpse is lifeless
Dreams were shattered
Love was lost
Hope is dead
But His Resurrection is comin'!

Jesus was buried
His disciples are shocked
Depression, sadness, fear, and despair have set in
Deep cries of anguish are heard
Tears are flowing, and they can't be stopped
The mourners cannot be consoled
But let me tell you something
His Resurrection is comin'!

Jesus was buried
The Roman centurion confirmed that He's dead
They pierced Him with a spear
His heart is not beating
He's no longer breathing
His body is called a corpse
There's no life in Him
But His Resurrection is comin'!

Jesus was buried
All Joseph's hopes and dreams were buried with Him
He'd lose his high place among the Council
He'd lose respect
He'd lose the praise and honor of men
He'd lose money
He'd lose prestige
He'd lose popularity
He'd lose profit
He'd lose his life
But he took courage
Because Jesus is worthy
And he left everything to follow Christ
Because they don't know
That His Resurrection is comin'!

Jesus was buried
And if you believe in Him
All of you was buried with Him too
All of you died with Him too
All of you was in the grave with Him too
But that's not the end of the story
Because His Resurrection is comin'!

Jesus was buried
And Christians have been buried by faith in Him
Your sins have all been buried
Your failures have all been buried
Your mistakes have all been buried
Your abortions have all been buried
Your anger has all been buried
Your lust has all been buried
Your addictions have all been buried
Your addiction to pornography has all been buried
Your addictions to glory, girls, and gold have all been buried
Your gossip has all been buried
Your disobedience to your parents has all been buried
Your selfishness has all been buried
Your sexual immorality has all been buried
Your coveting and jealousy have all been buried
Your foolishness and poor judgment have all been buried
Your sinful thoughts, feelings, and motives have all been buried
Your failure to love God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength, and your failure to love your neighbor as yourself has all been buried
And everything else you have done to displease God – it has all been buried in that tomb!
And in Christ all those sins have been punished with the eternal fires of God's wrath so you are free from judgment and condemnation forever!
And all those sins have been buried, never to rise again!
Because His Resurrection has come!

Jesus was buried
And dear Christian your sins have been buried with Him
So put off your sins and bury them all because they've all been buried!
Bury abortion and turn away from it to life!
Bury your anger and turn away from it to love!
Bury lust and turn away from it to purity!
Bury your addictions and be addicted to Christ alone!
Bury your addiction to pornography and seek to be pure in heart that you might see God!
Bury your addictions to glory, girls, and gold and find more in Christ than all combined!
Bury your gossip and speak only what is true, only what is loving, and only what is helpful!
Bury your disobedience to your parents and obey them for the glory of God!
Bury your selfishness and live for God and others!
Bury your sexual immorality and honor God with your bodies!
Bury your coveting and jealousy and weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice!
Bury your sinful thoughts, feelings, and motives and think thoughts that are holy, good, true, loving, and pleasing to God!
Bury your lack of love for God and for others because they have already been buried in Christ!
And you've been raised with Him to walk in newness of life forevermore!
Because His Resurrection has come and yours will come soon and very soon!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

"That's My King!" Who Saves And Sets The Women Free For To His Reign They Bow The Knee And From His Side They Did Not Flee But His Redemption Came To See!

Woman is the most beautiful in all God's creation
She's the glory of man who brings great elation
Her main beauty's not seen in her hair or outward presentation
Even though that takes your breath away and causes infatuation
Her beauty's most seen in a heart fixation
On the glorious King of our great salvation
He's her preoccupation, infatuation, and holy fascination
Who causes intoxication more than anything else in all of creation
Like the women in our text who viewed His propitiation
And stayed around the confrontation
When most of the twelve hid in hibernation
They looked on Jesus with great admiration
They followed Him to the end without reservation
They ministered to His needs in His life occupation
Encouraged His work for the whole duration
They're last at the cross and first at the resurrection jubilation
Where He rose from the dead to bring reformation and justification so there's no condemnation
Now His love causes intoxication
While He fashions us for total beautification
As we delight in Him – our sure foundation!

That's My King!  I wonder if you know Him today?!

To Jesus alone the women would look
As the ground beneath them shimmied and shook
For all their sins He died and took
To follow Him all things they forsook
They'd trust in Him and obey His Book
And to Christ Who is all they always look!

He said follow Me; And I hope you'll see
He'll set you free
Who died on the tree
To free you from your selfish me
To bow the knee
With joyous glee
To the great One in Three
These women didn't flee
Because He's the greatest Me
And to all satisfaction He is the Key
Who helps you to be all He wants you to be!

That's my King!

To Jesus they ministered with all their heart
They're with Him first even right from the start
And from His side they'd never depart
Because it's King Jesus Who's captured their heart!

Jesus' love for women is deep and clear
His care for them is without peer
He treats them with honor as those who are dear
And soon yet again He'll bring them near
From following Him they'll never veer
At the tomb to one He will appear
And Christ they'll worship and revere
As the God-Man Who died sincere
Then rose alive to make them cheer
He sets them free from every fear!

That's my King!  That's my King!