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

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Jesus Only!

When they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only. Matthew 17:8

Commenting on these words, Charles Spurgeon wrote:
I do desire for my fellow Christians and for myself, that more and more the great object of our thoughts, motives, and acts may be "Jesus only."

I believe that whenever our religion is most vital, it is most full of Christ. Moreover, when it is most practical, downright, and common sense, it always gets nearest to Jesus. I can bear witness that whenever I am in deeps of sorrow, nothing will do for me but "Jesus only."

I can rest in some degree in the externals of religion, its outward escarpments and bulwarks, when I am in health; but I retreat to the innermost citadel of our holy faith, namely, to the very heart of Christ, when my spirit is assailed by temptation, or besieged with sorrow and anguish.

What is more, my witness is that whenever I have high spiritual enjoyments, enjoyments right, rare, celestial, they are always connected with Jesus only. Other religious things may give some kind of joy, and joy that is healthy too, but the sublimest, the most inebriating, the most divine of all joys, must be found in Jesus only.

In fine, I find if I want to labor much, I must live on Jesus only; if I desire to suffer patiently, I must feed on Jesus only; if I wish to wrestle with God successfully, I must plead Jesus only; if I aspire to conquer sin, I must use the blood of Jesus only; if I pant to learn the mysteries of heaven, I must seek the teachings of Jesus only.

I believe that any thing which we add to Christ lowers our position, and that the more elevated our soul becomes, the more nearly like what it is to be when it shall enter into the religion of the perfect, the more completely every thing else will sink, die out, and Jesus, Jesus, Jesus only, will be first and last, and midst and without end, the Alpha and Omega of every thought of head and pulse of heart.

May it be so with every Christian.
HT: Christ . . . Altogether Lovely

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Stunned By Mercy!

John Piper says:
So when you go home each week from these messages, be stunned that you are a beneficiary of mercy – be reminded and stunned that you and I deserve nothing but wrath from God, and in Christ receive nothing but mercy from him. Be stunned. And then pray that God would make you merciful to the undeserving.

Oh, how sweet marriages would be if we stopped thinking about what we deserve and thought more about how to show more mercy – how to do more undeserved good to each other. Oh, how sweet would be the fellowship of the church if we all really felt undeserving of any good and lavished with God’s mercy. And, oh, how bright the gospel would shine if we touched the poor with Christ-exalting mercy.

May God raise up many who will build, with joy, ministries of mercy to the city and the nations.
Oh Father, please do this at Olney Baptist and all the churches! For Jesus' sake!

HT: Desiring God

Longings In College And Now!

May the prayer of Jim Elliot's be mine from the bottom of my heart:
Oh God! Either glorify Yourself to the utmost in me or slay me! For Jesus' sake! Amen! and Amen!
By God's grace and for His glory may I live a life that reflects the utter and unimaginable bigness of God!

Friday, November 25, 2011

"That's My King!" In The Book Of Acts!

My King is worthy to have countless biographies written about Him that simply record what He began to do and to teach, let alone record what He's done since He began, what He's doing now, and what He'll do for all eternity!

There aren't enough books in the world to contain the glories of my King! Do you know Him?!

He gave commands to the apostles through the Holy Spirit!
After His suffering, He presented Himself alive to the apostles by many proofs – My King was dead, but now He is alive, and He lives forevermore, never to die again!
My King is worthy to have witnesses testify about Him in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth!
When He finished His work on earth, He was lifted up to heaven and will return in the same way He departed!

That's my King!

He was attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through Him!
He was delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God!
He was crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men!
But God raised Him up, and He loosed the pangs of death!
It was impossible for death to hold Him!
God would not abandon His soul to Hades nor allow His Holy One to see corruption!
Through His death and resurrection He has made a way for us to enjoy fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore at God's right hand!

That's my King!

God raised Him up and exalted Him to His almighty right hand!
God has made Him both Lord and Christ!
When He gets a hold of people, they go around selling everything they have and make sure no one is in need of anything!
When He gets a hold of people, they spend a lot of time together, eating together, praying together, and praising God together because of what their King has done!
In His name, the apostles baptized thousands for the forgiveness of sins!
In His name, the apostles made the lame to walk and leap and praise the Lord!

That's my King!

He was glorified by the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob!
He was delivered over and denied by wicked sinners in the presence of Pilate!
He's the Holy and Righteous One Who was denied so that the criminal Barabbas might live!
He's the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead!
His name, by faith in His name, has made men strong!
Heaven must receive Him until the restoration of all things!

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

He's the long awaited, raised up, full of God's Spirit, all powerful, all knowing, all satisfying Prophet, Priest, and King Whom we must listen to and obey in whatever He tells us!
Every soul that does not listen to Him shall be destroyed from the people!
All that the prophets spoke proclaimed the days of my King!
He came to bless us by turning every one of us away from our selfish wickedness!

That's my King!

He's worthy to be preached about, even though you might get thrown in jail!
He's the stone that was rejected that has become the chief cornerstone!
There is salvation in no one else but Him!
There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved!
He takes uneducated, common men and makes them so bold that they astonish the watching world around them!
He's the kind of King Whom we must open our mouth about no matter what harm anyone threatens against us!

That's my King! Are ready to tell somebody about Him today?!

God exalted Him at His right hand as Leader and Savior to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins!
His mission will not fail and none of His plans will ever be overthrown by anyone or anything!
He was unceasingly preached everywhere by the Apostles as the Christ!
He stopped the threatening, murderous persecutor of His church – Saul – dead in his tracks and converted him into one of the greatest Christ-exalting theologians and missionaries who has ever lived on the face of this earth!
He is Lord of all!

That's my King!

He was anointed by God with the Holy Spirit and with power!
He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the Devil!
God was with Him!
He was put to death by being hung on a tree!
But God raised Him up on the third day and made Him appear to those who had been chosen by God!
He's appointed by God to be the judge of the living and the dead!
And everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through His name!
My King brings together Jews and Gentiles, slaves and free, men and women, rich and poor, young and old, democrats and republicans, blacks and whites and causes them to join hands and sing in the God-breathed words of the Apostle Paul: "Christ is all! Christ is all! We are all one in Christ, and He is all!"

Now that's my King! Do you know Him?!

Jerusalem and her rulers fulfilled the words of the prophets by condemning my King!
They found no guilt in Him worthy of death, but they killed Him anyway!
They took Him down from the tree and laid Him in a tomb!
But God raised Him up from the dead, no more to return to corruption!
He was given the holy and sure blessings of David that shall never have an end!
Everyone who believes in Him is justified from everything which you could not be justified by the law of Moses!

That's my King!

My King is a King worth risking your life for!
His Spirit directs His people where He wants them to preach the Gospel!
In His name, spirits are commanded to flee and they obey!
He is worthy of our thanks and praise, even after being beaten and imprisoned!
He is the One Man by Whom God will judge the world in righteousness!
He taught us that it is more blessed, more satisfying, more full of happiness to give than to receive!
He's worthy to die for!
He takes those who oppose Him, hate Him, and kill His followers and changes them into His greatest supporters, lovers, and witnesses who willingly die for His name sake!

That's my King! Are you willing to be a witness for Him today?!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

"That's My King!" In The Gospel Of Matthew!

The family tree of my King includes whores and hookers; murderers and adulterers; liars and deceivers, but my King can save them all, change them all, and make all their sins as white as snow!

My King was conceived by the Holy Spirit!
He was born of a virgin!
He came to save His people from their sins!
His name is Immanuel – God with us!
When He was born, a star appeared to lead kings to worship Him!
He came to shepherd His people Israel!
He's the greater Israel, called out of Egypt to deliver His people from everlasting slavery!

That's my King!

He's the one mightier whose sandal strap no one is worthy to untie!
He baptized with the Holy Spirit and with fire!
He alone fulfilled all righteousness!
He is God's beloved Son with Whom the Father is well pleased!
He's the greater Adam Who did what the first Adam should've done – He kicked Satan out of the garden of this world!
He's the great light that dawned to bring His people out of darkness!
He makes those who follow Him fishers of men!
He healed epileptics and paralytics!
He cured those afflicted with various diseases and pains!
He cast out demons!
And He's worthy for us to leave everything precious to us and follow Him where ever He takes us!

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

He's the meekest of the meek!
He hungers and thirsts for righteousness like no other!
He's the most merciful of the merciful!
He's the purest of the purest in heart!
He's the peacemaker of peacemakers!
Though He's the only one Who ever lived Who deserved no persecution, He was the most persecuted so that His people might be saved!

That's my King!

He's the salt of the earth!
He's the light of the world!
He's the fulfillment of all the law and the prophets!
He's the new and perfect law giver!
He's the treasure of heaven that the human heart longs for!
He's the greatest gift from heaven we could ever dream of receiving!

That's my King!

He astonished crowds!
He had authority like no other!
He cleansed lepers!
He cooled fevers!
He drove out demons!
He took our illnesses and bore our diseases!

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

He had no place to live – nowhere to even lay His head!
He commanded the raging winds and seas to calm down and they ceased and became silent!
He's astonishing, frightening, and joy-inspiring all at the same time!
He forgives and eats with sinners!
He's the all satisfying Bridegroom Who will marry you at the end of time and fulfill all your desires perfectly!
He raised the dead!
He made the blind see!
He made the mute speak!

That's my King!

He's compassionate to the sheep without a shepherd!
He sends His people out to minister and love others in His name!
He's worthy of more love than you give your own father and mother!
He's worthy of more love than you give your own son or daughter!
He's worthy for us all to lose our lives for His sake!
He's the Teacher of teachers and the Preacher of preachers!
He's the Doer of many mighty works!
He's the only One able to give us rest for our souls!

That's my King! Are you finding rest for your souls in Him alone today?!

He's the Lord of the Sabbath!
He restores withered hands!
He's the chosen Servant!
He pleases the soul of the eternal, infinite God!
He proclaimed justice to the Gentiles!
He won't break a bruised reed, and He won't quench a smoldering wick!
He'll bring justice and victory for the glory of the King of Kings!

That's my King!

He's the something greater than Jonah!
He's the something greater than Solomon!
He's the brother and son of all those who do the will of His Father in heaven!
He displays in Himself what myriads of prophets and righteous people longed to see!
He opened His mouth in parables and uttered what has been hidden since the foundation of the world!
He's like treasure in a field Who is worthy for us, in our joy, to sell all that we have so that we can buy that field!
He's the pearl of great price worthy of all our delight and admiration!
He astonished His people with all His wisdom and mighty works!

That's my King!

He had compassion on the people and fed five thousand with a little food and four thousand too!
He walked on water!
His disciples who knew Him best – His disciples who were Jews and were only supposed to worship the one and only true God – worshiped Him! He is God!
People begged to merely touch the fringe of His garment so that they might be healed!
Because of Him, the mute spoke, the crippled were healthy, the lame walked, the blind could see, and people glorified the God is Israel!

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

He is the Christ, the Son of the living God!
He had to go to Jerusalem and suffering many things, and be killed, and on the third day be raised!
He always set His mind on the things of God and not on the things of man!
He's worthy for us to pick up our cross and follow Him!
He's worth more than the whole world!
He's coming back with His angels in the glory of His Father to repay each person according to what they have done!

Are you read for the return of the King today?!

He was transfigured on the mountain, His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as light!
He is the One we are to listen to above all others!
He dwells among His people as they gather in His name!
He is more precious than all the riches that this world could offer us!
Everyone who leaves everything to follow Him will receive a hundredfold back and eternal life!
He's the King Who rode into Jerusalem on a donkey!
God ordained nursing babes to praise Him!
He's the rejected stone of the builders that has become the chief cornerstone!
He's the only one Who ever loved the Lord His God with all His heart, soul, and mind and loved His neighbor as Himself perfectly for the glory of God!

That's my King!

He's the Lord of Lords Who will have all enemies put under His feet!
He's the one instructor!
He's so worthy and His love is so satisfying that to be hated by all nations for His name's sake is a glorious honor!
He will return on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory and His angels with gather His people from all the nations of the earth!
He's returning at an hour you do not expect!
He will return in His glory, with all His angels with Him, and sit on His glorious throne, separating the sheep from the goats!

Are you ready for the return of the King today?!

He was betrayed, denied, and abandoned by His closest friends!
He was spit upon!
He was beaten!
He was stripped naked!
He was mocked!
He wore a crown of thorns!
He was nailed to a cross!
He was forsaken by God!
He endured the full measure of the wrath of God in place of hell deserving sinners!

That's my King!

He yielded up His spirit with a loud voice when he died!
The curtain of the temple was ripped in two!
The earth shook!
The dead were raised!
He was buried in the tomb!
But death couldn't hold Him!
He didn't stay dead!
And now He's alive forevermore to the praise and glory of God!

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christ: Our Abundantly Satisfying Life!

Tim Keller says:
Many many years ago there was a woman who lived in a trailer right up the road from the little church I was a pastor of in Virginia. She had become a Christian recently and came to my church – she was going to a counselor because she had a very hard life. I remember very clearly she certainly looked awful because she had been beaten over and over again by one man after another man over the years. She had been in one abusive relationship with men after another. She showed the scars. But she had become a Christian; she was coming to church; she was going to a counselor; and I would visit her . . . I'm going to read you a transcript of what I remember her saying . . . [what she said was] so weird and interesting to me and amazing to me . . . she was trying to tell me how Christ turned her life around. It was quite amazing. She said this:
I'm going to my counselor and much of what she has said is right. My counselor said I have built my very significance and acceptability and identity on men. That's why I've been defenseless with them. I've simply needed them too much. All of that is right and helpful . . . However, my counselor doesn't have a very good solution for me.

My counselor says what I should do instead is get myself a great career; get an education; have a successful career. While my counselor means well, and of course I absolutely do need to get some training and get myself a job and career. But what she's saying is I should do that so I will also feel better about myself by doing that. But that would mean I would be switching from one kind of idol to another . . .

For many years my heart has been looking at men and saying: "Unless I'm successful at love, I'm nothing." But the therapist wants me to look at my career and say: "Unless I'm a successful, independent, business woman, whose in control of my own life, I am nothing." I don't want to be enslaved to my work as I was to men. I don't want to be as enslaved to my independence as I was to my dependence. I'm actually being asked to exchange a typical female idol for a typical male idol; I don't want either.
You see the therapist knew how to help her down – dig down into see what her idols were but had no way of giving her anything but an alternate idol. And so I said: "Well what are you doing? How are you doing?"

And she actually quoted Colossians 3: "When Christ Who is your life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory."

She said:
It's very practical. When I go to church; when I'm in worship; when what Jesus did for me is so real and so wonderful – in my heart I think of the men in my life and I say – I speak to them and I say this: "I'm glad to know you, and I certainly wouldn't mind being married. But you are not my life. Christ is my life. I'm done making anything else my life. You're a good thing, but you're not an ultimate thing. I would love to have a husband, but if I don't, I've got Jesus. And I set my mind on things above. You can't give me any of the things that Jesus has given me.

See I don't want to look to men or to a career. A career can't die for me. If I live for a career and fail, it will beat me up all my life for having been a failure. But if I fail Jesus He died for me to forgive me.
See, she realized something – Jesus is the only Savior Who, if you get Him, will satisfy you. And if you fail Him – and we do fail Him – He died for you . . . the real solution is worship.
CHRIST IS ALL!

Tim Keller, "Christ, Our Life," Colossians 3:1-14, September 18, 2005.

Friday, November 11, 2011

"That's My King!" In The Book Of Hebrews!

My King is God's final Word to His people; and though heaven and earth will pass away, His Words shall never pass away!

He's the heir of all things!
Through Him God created the world!
He's the radiance of the glory of God!
He's the exact imprint of God's nature!
He upholds the universe by the word of His power!

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

After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of majesty on high!
He's superior to the angels!
His name is more excellent than all the names of the most wonderful angels!
He's worshiped by angels!

In fact, angels – angels who have worshiped at the very throne room of God almighty for centuries – they long to look into the redemption which my King has accomplished for His people!

His Father says to Him: "Your throne, O God is forever and ever!"
He loves righteousness!
He hates wickedness!
He laid the foundations of the earth in the beginning!
The heavens are the work of His hands!
Heaven and earth will perish, but He will remain!
Heaven and earth will wear out like a garment, but He is the same yesterday, today, and forever!
His years have no end!

That's my King!

He's crowned with glory!
He's crowned with honor!
He tasted death for everyone!
Through death He destroyed the one who has the power of death – the Devil!
He's the deliverer of all those enslaved by fear of death!
He helps the offspring of Abraham!
He's the merciful and faithful high priest!
He's the wrath bearing sacrifice for His people!
He endured temptation that He might help those who are tempted!

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

He's the apostle and high priest of our confession!
He's absolutely faithful to God, like no other who has ever lived!
He's worthy of more glory than Moses!
He built the house, and He Who builds all things is God!
He's a great high priest Who passed through the heavens!
He sympathizes with our weakness!
He was tempted in every respect as we are, yet without sin!
He made a way for us to draw near to the throne of grace with confidence that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need!

That's my King!

He's a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek!
He offered up prayers to God with tears and loud cries and was heard because of His reverence!
He became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey Him!
He's our hope – the sure and steadfast anchor of our souls!
He entered into the inner place behind the curtain as a forerunner on our behalf to bring us back to God!
He's the King of righteousness!
He's the King of peace!
He had no beginning of days and He has no end of life!
He's the lion of the tribe of Judah, and when He roars, all the beasts of field are silent!
He became an eternal priest by the power of an indestructible life!
He introduced a better hope through which we draw near to God!
He guarantees to us a better covenant!
He holds His priesthood permanently because He continues forever!
He's able to save to the uttermost all those who draw near to God through Him!
He always lives to make intercession for all His children!

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

He's high priest!
He's holy!
He's innocent!
He's unstained!
He's separated from sinners!
He's exalted above the heavens!
He has no needs!
He has no weaknesses!
He's perfect forever!

That's my King!

He's seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven!
He's a Minister in the holy places!
His ministry is much more excellent than the old covenant!
He's the mediator of a better covenant enacted on better promises!
He entered once for all into the holy places by His own blood to secure eternal redemption!
Through the eternal Spirit He offered Himself to God without blemish!
Only His blood can purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God!
He's the mediator of a new covenant so that we may receive the promised eternal inheritance!
His death is the only death that redeems from the sins committed under the first covenant!
He entered into heaven itself in the presence of God on our behalf!
He has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself!
He will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to save those who are eagerly waiting for Him!

Are you eagerly waiting for Your King's return today?!

He's the reality of realities of the all the good things to come!
He came to do God's will, and He's the only One Who did it perfectly!
He offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins!
He sat down at the right hand of God!
All His enemies shall be made a footstool for His feet!
By a single offering He has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified!
He gives us confidence to enter the holy places by His own shed blood!
He opened for us a new and living way to draw near to God!
He's worthy for us to endure all manner of persecution for the sake of His name!

That's my King!

He's the founder and perfecter of our faith!
For the joy set before Him, He endured the cross!
He's seated at the right hand of the throne of God!
He endured the hostility of sinners and prevailed mightily!
His blood speaks a better word to us than the blood of Abel!
He's the same yesterday, today, and forever!
He suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through His own blood!
He's worthy of our continual sacrifice of praise!
He's the great shepherd of the sheep!
His blood is the blood of the eternal covenant!

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

He's better than all our fathers!
He's better than all the prophets!
He's better than all the priests!
He's better than all the kings!
He's better than all the angels!
He's better than Adam!
He's better than Noah!
He's better than Job!
He's better than Abraham!
He's better than Joseph!
He's better than Moses!
He's better than Joshua!
He's better than David!
He's better than Daniel!
He's better than the best of the best and whatever is better that you can think of!
To Him be glory forever and ever!

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

Therefore, by His grace and for His glory, let us go to our great King outside the camp and bear the reproach He endured!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Praise The LORD!

You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf . . . And when they began to sing and praise, the LORD set an ambush against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah, so that they were routed. 2 Chronicles 20:17, 22

May we sing and praise Him no matter what happens in life. He is good, and He does all things well.

I like these Hallelujah songs:



Christ's Love Will Never Let Us Go!

The Schaefer Family writes:
On June 6, 1882, George Matheson, wrote, "I was at that time alone, it was the day of my sister's marriage . . . Something happened to me, which was known only to myself, and which caused me the most severe mental suffering. The hymn was the fruit of that suffering." The hymn he referred to is, "O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go." What was the suffering he was experiencing?

We do not know for sure, maybe it was thoughts of his own engagement that had been broken off when his fiancée learned that he would be completely blind soon.

Or maybe he was grieving the loss of his own sister’s closeness, who had studied Greek and Hebrew so she could assist him in his sermon preparation.

Nonetheless, we see that he started to think about the love of God and the cross of Christ and his thoughts were turned to blazing daylight.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Heaven's Favorites!

And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? "My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him." Hebrews 12:5
Commenting on this verse, Charles Spurgeon wrote:
Jesus loved Martha, Mary, and Lazarus (John 11:5). They were three of His special favorites, and thus He sent them an extraordinary trial (John 11:1).

When a dealer in precious gems finds a stone of minimum value, little time is spent cutting it. But when a rare diamond is found, that stone will be cut, and cut, and cut again.

When the Lord finds a saint whom He loves much, He may spare others trial and trouble but not this one, His well-beloved. The more Jesus loves you, the more of the rod you will feel (Heb. 12:5-6). It is painful to be a favorite of heaven, but seek it and rejoice in it . . .

You who are God's favorites must not be astonished when trials appear. Rather keep your door wide open, and when trials come say, "Welcome messenger of the King! The sound of your Master's feet is behind you. You are welcome, for my Master has sent you."
Charles Spurgeon, Beside Still Waters, Ed. Roy Clarke (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1999), 316.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

That's My King!

These words of S. M. Lockridge never get old to me. And I could probably work them into every single sermon I ever preach. Come to think of it, maybe I will! :)

S. M. Lockridge:
The Bible says my King is the King of the Jews.

He's the King of Israel.
He's the King of righteousness.
He's the King of the ages.
He's the King of heaven.
He's the King of glory.
He's the King of kings, and He's the Lord of lords.

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

My King is a sovereign King. No means of measure can define His limitless love.

He’s enduringly strong.
He’s entirely sincere.
He’s eternally steadfast.
He’s immortally graceful.
He’s imperially powerful.
He’s impartially merciful.
Do you know Him?

He's the greatest Phenomenon that has ever crossed the horizon of this world!

He’s God’s Son.
He’s the sinner’s Savior.
He’s the centerpiece of civilization.
He’s unparalleled.
He’s unprecedented.
He’s supreme.

He is the loftiest idea in literature.
He’s the highest personality in philosophy.
He’s the fundamental doctrine of true theology.
He's the only one qualified to be an all sufficient Savior.
I wonder if you know Him today?

He supplies strength for the weak.
He's available for the tempted and the tried.
He sympathizes and He saves.
He strengthens and sustains.
He guards and He guides.
He heals the sick.
He cleansed the lepers.
He forgives sinners.
He discharges debtors.
He delivers the captives.
He defends the feeble.
He blesses the young.
He serves the unfortunate.
He regards the aged.
He rewards the diligent, and He beautifies the meek.
I wonder if you know Him?

He's the key to knowledge.
He’s the wellspring of wisdom.
He’s the doorway of deliverance.
He’s the pathway of peace.
He’s the roadway of righteousness.
He’s the highway of holiness.
He’s the gateway of glory.
Do you know Him?

He’s the Master of the mighty.
He’s the Captain of the conquerors.
He’s the Head of the heroes.
He’s the Leader of the legislators.
He’s the Overseer of the overcomers.
He’s the Governor of governors.
He’s the Prince of princes.
He’s the King of kings, and He’s the Lord of lords.

Well, His light is matchless.
His goodness is limitless.
His mercy is everlasting.
His love never changes.
His word is enough.
His grace is sufficient.
His reign is righteous.
And His yoke is easy, and His burden is light.

I wish I could describe Him to you, but He’s indescribable.
He’s incomprehensible.
He’s invincible.
He’s irresistible.

Well, you can't get Him out of your mind.
You can’t outlive Him, and you can’t live without Him.

Well, the Pharisees couldn’t stand Him,
but they found out they couldn’t stop Him.
Pilate couldn’t find any fault in Him.

Herod couldn’t kill Him.
Death couldn’t handle Him,
and the grave couldn’t hold Him.

That's my King!

He always has been and He always will be.
I’m talking about He had no predecessor
and He’ll have no successor.
There was nobody before Him
and there’ll be nobody after Him.
You can’t impeach Him
and He’s not gonna resign.

That’s my King! That’s my King!

Mercy!

To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens! Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, till he has mercy upon us. Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us . . .

I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish. Then I called on the name of the LORD: "O LORD, I pray, deliver my soul!" Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; our God is merciful.

Psalm 123:1-3 and Psalm 116:1-5