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, July 4, 2015

"That's My King!" Who's Wisdom's Treasure He's Knowledge And Instruction Without Measure So Seek In Him Your Greatest Pleasure!

Jesus is always the most upright
Blameless with integrity out of sight
Yet He would take our wicked plight
And suffer God's eternal smite
No shield to guard Him from the bite
Endured sin's bitter, darkest night
But then He rose as hope's great light
He's our strong and fighting Knight
Has all might
Saves from any plight
Forever will excite
As heaven's Height
And purest Delight
So trust in Him and live upright!

That's my King! Do you know Him?

God's precious Words you must receive
Remember, treasure, and believe
Then God's Spirit you won't grieve
A wise and holy life achieve
You'll follow Christ and never leave
The lies of sin will not deceive
You'll run to Him by faith and cleave
From all your fears He will relieve
Full joy in Him you can't conceive!

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

Monday, June 22, 2015

"That's My King!" Who's The Rock Of Our Salvation Says William Plumer!

Jesus Christ is a wonderful, a glorious person!
His names and titles are as important as they are significant!
Every one of them is as ointment poured forth!
His people sit under His shadow with great delight!
His fruit is sweet to their taste!
He is altogether lovely!
He is our Advocate!
The Angel of the covenant!
The Author and Finisher of our faith!
He is as the Apple-tree among the trees of the forest!
He's the Alpha and the Omega!
He is our Beloved!
He's the Shepherd and Bishop of souls!
He's the Bread of Life!
He's the Righteous Branch!
He's the Bridegroom!
He's the Brightness of the Father's glory!
He's the express Image of His person!
He is a Bundle of myrrh!

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

He's the Creator!
He's the Captain!
He's the Counselor!
He's the Covenant!
He's the Cornerstone!
He's a Shelter from the storm!
He's the Chief among ten thousand!
He is to His people as the Dew!
He's the Door into the fold!
He's the Day-star!
The's the Deliverer!
He's the Diadem, and the Desire of all nations, ranks, and generations of pious men!
In their eyes He is the Elect, Emmanuel, the everlasting Father and eternal life!
He is a Fountain of living waters to thirsty souls!
He is a Fountain of joy to troubled souls!
He is a Fountain of life to dying souls!
He is the Foundation on which His people of all ages safely build their hopes of heaven!
He is the Father of eternity!
The Fir-tree under whose shadow the saints rejoice!
The First and the Last!
The First Fruits of the greatest harvest ever gathered!
The First-born among many brethren, and the First-begotten from the dead!

That's my King!

To His chosen He is as the most fine Gold!
He's a Guide!
He's a Governor!
He's a Glorious Lord!
He's God!
He's the true God!
He's God over all blessed forever!
He is the Head of the church!
He's the Health, the Hope, the Husband, the Heritage, the habitation of His people!
He is the horn of their salvation!
He rides upon the heavens by His name JAH!
He is the Jehovah, the Inheritance, Judge, and King of His saints!
He is their Light, their Life, their Lord, their Leader, their Lawgiver, their Atoning Lamb, the Lily of the Valley, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah!
He is the Man Christ Jesus!
He's the Master!
He's the Mediator!
He's the Messenger of the covenant!
He's the Minister of the true sanctuary!
He is the mighty God of Isaiah!
He's the Michael of Daniel!
He's the Melchisedek of David and of Paul!
He's the bright and morning Star of John!
He's the Messiah of all the prophets!
He is the Only-begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth!
He is at once the Root and the Offspring of David!

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

He is the Peace!
He's the Prince!
He's the Priest!
He's the Prophet!
He's the Potentate!
He's the Purifier!
He's the Propitiation for our sins!
He's the Physician of souls!
He's the Plant of renown!
He's the Power of God unto salvation!
He's the Passover of all saints!
He is a Polished Shaft in the quiver of God!
He is the Rock!
He's the Refuge!
He's the Ruler!
He's the Ransom!
He's the Refiner!
He's the Redeemer!
He's the Righteousness and the Resurrection of all who walk in the light!
He is the Rose of Sharon!
He is the Seed of the woman!
He's the Seed of Abraham!
He's the Seed of David!
He's the Stem of Jesse!
He's the Son of God!
He's the Son of Man!
He's the Shield!
He's the Strength!
He's the Surety!
He's the Shiloh!
He's the Sacrifice!
He's the Sanctuary!
He's the Salvation!
He's the Sanctification!
He's the Sun of Righteousness to all believers!

That's my King!

He is the Truth!
He's the Treasure!
He's the Teacher!
He's the Temple!
He's the Tree of Life!
He's the great Testator of His Church!
He is the Way!
He's the Well of salvation!
He's the Word of God!
He's the Wisdom of God!
He's the Faithful Witness!
His person is one!
His natures are two!
He is both human and divine!
He's finite and infinite!
He's created and uncreated!
He was before Abraham, though not born for ages after that patriarch slept with His fathers!
He was dead, and behold He is alive forevermore!
On earth He had no where to lay His head, yet He disposes of all diadems!
By Him kings rule and princes decree justice!
He has the arm of a God, and the heart of a brother!
To Him all tongues shall confess and all knees bow!
Yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered!
None loves like Him, none pities like Him, none saves like Him!

That's my King!

It is not surprising that such a person lives and reigns in the hearts of His people!
No marvel that the virgins love Him!
The saints praise Him!
The martyrs die for Him!
The confessors are not ashamed of Him!
The sorrowing sigh for Him!
The penitent lie at His cross and pour out their tears before Him!
The humble trust in Him!
The believing lay fast hold of Him and will not let Him go!
His frown shakes the frame of universal nature!
His smile gives life!
His presence converts dungeons into palaces!
His blood cleanses from all sin!
His righteousness is the white robe of the redeemed!
If men would be safe, or wise, or holy, or happy, or useful, or strong, or victorious - let them look to JESUS!
Let them look to none else!
Let them walk in Him, abide in Him, glory in Him, and count as loss all things besides!
You may look at the law until the spirit of bondage overwhelms you with terrors and torments!
You may go about to establish your own righteousness until you can boast, and sin, and perish like a Pharisee!
You may weep until the fountain of your tears has gone dry!
You may have all gifts, understand all mysteries, bestow all your goods to feed the poor, and yield your body to be burned!
But all these things will not atone for sin, will do nothing toward regaining the lost favor of God, will not make you fit for the inheritance of the saints in light!
"None but Christ! None but Christ! None but Christ!" has been the cry of the faithful witnesses of all ages when truth has triumphed, when sinners were converted, when saints shouted for joy, when the Word of God mightily grew and prevailed!

That's my King!

We are cleansed through His blood!
We are clothed in His righteousness!
We are purified by His Spirit!
We meet the demands of the Law of this day of grace when we walk as He walked and have the same mind that was in Him!
In proportion as men are truly pious, they make Jesus the foundation and the top-stone, the sum, and substance, and center of all their hopes and rejoicings before God!
He is accepted and believed on in the world, not merely because there is no other Savior, but because His way of saving sinners precisely suits their case, and because it brings glory to God in the highest!
The true believer not only trusts in Christ, but makes his boast in Him!
He not only makes mention of Him; he admits none into comparison with Him!
To all the ends, parts, and purposes of salvation, Christ stands alone!
There is none like Him!
There is none with Him!
There is none before Him!
There is none after Him!
There is none beside Him!
He had no predecessor!
He has, and shall have no successor!
He has no vicegerent!
He has no assistant!
He wears an undivided crown, and wields a perfect sovereignty over an undivided kingdom!
If God's people exalt Him above all others, so does His holy and eternal Father!
If they crown Him Lord of all, God also has highly exalted Him, and given Him a name that is above every name!
If they surpassingly admire and extol Him, there is cause for this preference!
It is a holy, reasonable thing, to fall before Him and cry, "My Lord and my God!"
If He is the delight of his redeemed people, He is also the delight of His Father!
Listen to the voice from the excellent glory: "This is my beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased!"

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

Taken from William S. Plumer, The Rock Of Our Salvation

Saturday, June 20, 2015

"That's My King!" Who Forgave You More Than You Could Ever Dream For From His Veins Flowed A Healing Stream And Though Our Families Cry And Scream He Rose To Be Salvation's Theme And Soon All Things He Will Redeem!

Our great King Jesus owed no debt
Was sinless, perfect by His sweat
By faith His righteousness we get
And though He worked us out of debt
He would pay the hell we fret
Take upon Himself God's threat
For at the cross He paid our debt
Where wrath and love and mercy met
So now forever we are set
There's peace and joy – no regret!
He died and rose to pay our debt!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

And since He showed us so much grace
We must forgive in every case
No matter how wicked and base
The sin against us in our face
That day we wish we could erase
The wicked murders based on race
But two days after manhunt chase
The ones who'd lost so much embrace
And looked the killer in the face
"We forgive" they said with grace
"You need our Christ to take your place!"
Oh friends this is amazing grace
Won't you our humble Christ embrace!
Who died for every tribe and race!
Real soon He'll take us to a place
Of sin and death there'll be no trace
He'll wipe all tears from every face
Then Him with joy we'll embrace
Forever sing and praise His grace!

That's my King!  That's my King!  

Saturday, June 13, 2015

"That's My King!" Who Cries And Pleads To Sinners Full Of Wicked Deeds And If You Turn To Where He Leads Then To Your Hearts His Mercy Speeds For Sinners Vile His Heart Still Bleeds In Him He Will Meet All Our Needs O'er All Our Sin His Grace Exceeds!

At Broad and Olney wisdom cries
While the SEPTA bus driver sighs
The Nation of Isalm's wearin' bow ties, sellin' bean pies, and tellin' lies
Jehovah's Witnesses have a different jesus who didn't bodily rise
Muslims deny the God-Man Who died and rose before all eyes
But Wisdom still cries against the lies
Because we love all the girls and guys
Both our allies and those who despise
We speak truth in love in the lows and highs
We long to see people become wise
Repent and trust in Christ so we can baptize
Jesus is worthy, even if the preacher dies
Because Jesus is the greatest prize!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

Jesus cried in the street
He had the most beautiful feet
Preaching the Gospel complete
He was not quiet or discrete
But He brought the light and heat
He would've made you get up off your seat
And get your phone out and tweet
About His amazing grace so sweet
He was hanged on that cross like a piece of meat
Of all God's wrath He was in receipt
Then rose from the dead, for death He beat
And every enemy He'll defeat
All your sins He will delete
If you bow down humble at His feet
And trust the Son Who's in the street!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

"That's My King!" Who Saves Vile Sinners That Entice They Ambushed Him For The Right Price His Death And Rising Would Suffice To Swallow Death And Every Vice!

Jesus is our preeminent example of the One Who was enticed with a huge price but did not consent nor let His knee be bent to the wicked devil's torment, but He was content with His Father's intent – He did His Father's will to any extent even to the descent of the humiliation of the cross so that He Who did not consent has made the greatest assent to the right hand of God the Father almighty!
Jesus was enticed by the devil after 40 days without food when He was very hungry, but He did not consent!
Jesus was enticed by the devil to test God and throw Himself down from the temple heights, but He did not consent!
Jesus was enticed by the devil to worship the devil and promised all the kingdoms of this world and their splendor, but He did not consent!
Jesus was enticed by Peter not to suffer many things and be killed, but He did not consent and told Peter: "Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man."
Jesus was enticed by Peter not to humble Himself and wash His disciples' feet, but He did not consent!

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

Jesus was enticed in the Garden of Gethsemane not to go to the cross, but He did not consent! And said to His Father: "Not My will, but Yours be done!"
Jesus was enticed and tempted in every respect as we are, yet without sin because He did not, would not, and shall not consent!
He did not consent so that we might be saved from all our consenting!
He did not consent so that we might be forgiven!
He did not consent so that we might be adopted as the children of God!
He did not consent so that we might inherit every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places!
He did not consent so that all things work together for our good!
He did not consent so that all our needs might be met according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus!
He did not consent so that we might be totally satisfied in Him alone and have Him as our all in all!
He did not consent so that we might be made into the image of Christ!
He did not consent so that we might die to sin and not live in it any longer!
He did not consent so that we might not consent and say no to sin!
He did not consent so that we might love one another deeply!
He did not consent so that we might love our enemies, bless those who curse us, and pray for those who persecute us!
He did not consent so that we might enjoy fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore one day where there will be no more death, no more sin, no more tears, and no more pain!
He did not consent, but oh how He let Himself be ambushed by the wicked!
Oh He is the most innocent One, yet He allowed Himself to be ambushed by the greatest evil to ever cross the horizon of this world, so that He might die on that cross and rise again to save sinners from all evil forevermore!

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

Saturday, May 30, 2015

“That's My King!” Who's The Greatest Son, His Father's Instruction Was Perfectly Done, His Garland And Pendants Are Second To None, And With All Authority He Shines Like The Sun!

He always obeyed and never delayed
But decade after decade His beauty's displayed
And perfectly arrayed
From His Father's will He can't be swayed
From His mother's teaching He never strayed
He loved and served and always prayed
Yet by a friend He was betrayed
And all our gruesome debts He paid
With spit and mocking they'd degrade
And no one came to give Him aid
He died and in that grave He laid
But then He'd rise and death evade
So now He reigns – don't be afraid
But trust the Son Who has obeyed
His life in you will soon invade
As in His shadow you find shade!

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

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!