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, December 21, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Came From Mary's Virgin Womb And Faced His Father's Wrathful Doom Then Resurrected From the Tomb To Be Our Everlasting Groom!

Why do you live upon the earth? What's your treasure – greatest worth? What fills your heart with sweetest mirth?  Oh may it start with virgin birth! When God the Son came down to earth!  He is life's most precious worth!
Sadducees denied the resurrection; They came with a question for insurrection; But were overwhelmed by Christ's objection; He shut their mouths with truth correction; To His church He gives protection; From false teachers' death infection; On that cross He faced rejection; Even though He was perfection; Took on Him our sin collection; But gave the tomb the great ejection; For He's the life and resurrection! He's worthy of life-long reflection! He alone is our connection; To the God of all complexion; He'll give your life a new direction; Fill your heart with pure affection; You will never face rejection; For He's the God of your election; And He'll bring you to perfection!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

Jesus told them they were wrong; Though they've read the Word lifelong; They don't know it – sounding gong; They deny that God is strong; He'll raise the dead and life prolong; To His family you'll belong; And in your heart He'll put a song; Join the everlasting throng; And praise His name with voices strong!
Marriage on earth will face cessation; Then – eternal celebration; The Lamb's our Spouse – our perfect relation; The church is His bride at the consummation; From every tongue and tribe and nation; He'll love and support without accusation; He'll protect and provide with no frustration; He satisfies your deepest aspiration; He's worthy of every and all adoration; Because on that cross He saved from damnation; To bring us the joys of eternal salvation; He's God of the living with no condemnation; Trust in Him now with no reservation; He'll fill you with fullness of joy's elation; And thus we praise the incarnation; The Word made flesh in combination; Let us adore in admiration!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Owns All Things, Bold Truth He Brings, And Caesar Bows To The King of Kings!

Jesus reigns over everything supreme! He's the King Who rules over every regime; He, above all, deserves highest esteem; He shed His own blood – a pure, healing stream; And rose from the grave – our lives to redeem; In His Father's eyes, He's the brightest gleam; By faith in Him you can share this gleam; Forgiven and righteous and all you don't seem; He saves the worst of sinners extreme; Of the greatest story ever told – He's the theme of themes; So bow to Him now as your joy supreme!
The Devil tries our Christ to trap; False teachers flatter with their yap; The question they hope will unwrap; All His success and planning snap; He'll take and all their evil scrap; Their plans He stops and now we rap; His answer causes us to clap; He put this sentence on the map; Our Christ no one will ever trap!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

We give to Caesar what we owe; God gave to him to rule below; Authority did God bestow; On kings and rulers high and low; For through this rule God's blessings grow; Even if man's rule below; God's good commandments out they throw; Against this rule will come God's woe; For He will punish every foe; And soon someday though time seems slow; Justice like waters down will flow; And righteousness o'er all He'll sow; For Christ did die once long ago; Upon Himself He took God's woe; That you deserve who were God's foe; He died to make you clean like snow; Then rose alive – death's sting forgo; Now o'er all death He shouts a "No!" And on your life mercies bestow!
God bought you – now you are His own; His image on yourself is shown; He ripped right out your heart of stone; And makes you more like Christ full grown; You owe Him all you've ever known; All this since Christ was overthrown; He let Caesar Himself to own; And died upon that cross alone; For all our sins He did atone; Then rose to rule upon His throne; So look to Him and bow down prone; And find in Him delights unknown!

That's my King!  That's my King! 

Monday, December 2, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Was Single All His Life And Conquered Every Strife Then Gave His Precious Life So We Could Be His Wife!

The pleasures of marriage, Jesus never knew; He lived and died – the single Jew; There are joys in sex and intimacy true; But from a greater joy He drew; His Father's the greatest pleasure He knew; Pleasures forevermore and joys through and through! His delights in the Father flourished and grew; The pleasures of sin away He threw; No lust His heart would ever pursue; For God's beauty itself is the greatest view; His heart was crushed when this Beauty withdrew; For on that cross God's wrath would spew; Forsaken by God He paid our due; He became sin – for me and for you; Though no sin to Him would ever accrue; Then He arose and made all things new! To bring you to God – a bride clean and true; Come to Him now – your desires He'll subdue; You'll cry from your heart:  "All my joy is You!"
Oh Father please come – my need seems dire; Please come help me fight overwhelming desire; Oh God you alone can put out the fire;  Turn my eyes upon You and lift me up higher; To trust and obey all that You require; May I find "Christ is all!" –  my great King and Sire; And delight in Him – our greatest Desire!

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

God's Word says singleness is the best way; And you'll be happier if single you stay; All your attention on God you can lay; He'll fill all your thoughts – to Him you can pray; He wants you alone with Him everyday; A Lover Who's jealous and won't let you stray; He's the fountain of all delight so survey; His glory about beauty on full display; He died to take all your sins away; And lives to give you life His way; So trust in Him and fight to obey; He'll grant you contentment – come what may!
One day you'll be married for eternal duration; This fact is certain – God's declaration; For all who trust in Christ for salvation; Will marry the Lamb in the new creation; His bride you will be from every nation; You'll marry the King – the best combination; Most loving, most kind, your closest relation; The greatest Spouse – beyond all expectation!  If you have Him, fear no deprivation; You'll know all is good at the consummation; Where joys in Him pass all imagination; And grow forever in great adoration; The Husband-King is all compensation; So find in Him life's full celebration!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Friday, November 29, 2013

"That's My King!" Who's The Beloved Son Whom Wicked Men Would Kill And Shun But Through His Death His Work Is Done – Now He's Alive Second To None!

God planted His vineyard and expected fruit; Israel – His beloved, tender shoot; But sadly her leaders had no root; Glory and money was their pursuit; Their sin and rebellion was acute; They killed the prophets – truth dilute; His vineyard pure they did pollute; And took the wicked, murderous route; So when Christ came, Him they'd refute; And cut Him down – His voice mute; But He's the Christ – He won't be mute!  He ended death and killed its root!  For He's Messiah – God's True Shoot!  The Israelite Who'd bear much fruit!  To save His bride was His pursuit; And all her wickedness refute; So trust Him now – He will recruit; And put you on a God pursuit!
God's patience runs with sinners long; In spite of all that they've done wrong; He cries:  "Please turn and come along! Follow Me where you belong!  I don't delight in judgment strong! That's why I sent My Son along!" God made Him who knew no wrong; To be the wrong and suffer long; So He could save – make us belong; So trust the Savior Who is strong; His mercy-heart is your new song!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

If the Christ you do reject; Against God's wrath He won't protect; And only curse you can expect; For Christ alone can wrath deflect; Since on that cross He hung erect; And took God's wrath Himself direct; He alone can saved the wrecked; Since He'd die then resurrect; And all our blessings there collect; Against all foes He will protect; So trust Him now and you're elect; His glory then you will reflect; And from your sins He will perfect; Of joy He'll be your great object!
Christ, above all, is the most precious Stone! No diamond compares with the glory He's shown; Breathtaking beauty that leaves your mind blown; He's the greatest reality to ever be known; All your enemies He'll master and own; Since He gave His life for your sin to atone; Rejected by men and God all alone; In the dark on that tree He died with a groan; Then conquered the grave – and death's overthrown;  He's alive not dead – from the tomb He's flown; Now He rules over all upon His throne; Come to Him now – no longer postpone; Believe in the Savior and bow to this Stone; His Word in your heart will ever be sown; He'll give you a love – a love unknown; Your joys shall rise in Christ alone; And you He'll hold tight and never disown!

That's my King!  That's my King! 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Owns All Authority On High, False Teachers' Evil Tongues He'd Tie, Then Speak The Truth And For Us Die!

Authority is the right and power to command; To Whom will you bow and not withstand; Christ the King rules every land; All other powers are sinking sand; His Kingdom's rule will ever expand; So turn from self-rule and what you've planned; Submit to Him and give your hand; To do with joy His command; His death was just – God's right demand; He rose alive in glory grand; And now if you by faith will stand; You'll enter in the promised land!
Who will you, above all, obey?  That's your king no matter what you say; The greatest king that makes us stray; Is our king-self that we must slay; Now put king-self to death and say:  "My Christ is all! - For all He'd pay!" He died and rose on the third day!  To take your wicked sin away; And be the King you will obey; He'll never let you go astray; But gives His mercy full display; In your new life He is the way!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

They come to God and want to question; Instead they should bow and make confession; All authority's in His possession; He raised the dead – a bold impression; He said, “I AM!” - His God expression; He forgave sins – that's only God's discretion; He has all power but no oppression; He can save from all aggression; And heal your every paralyzing depression; He'll save from every evil transgression; He ever lives to make intercession; His aim is to be your greatest obsession!
Jesus responds – I will question you; Like God said to Job, now brace for what's true; Stand back my friends – don't mess with this Jew! He won't answer the fool like we often do; He reveals their cowardly hearts that He knew; And shows that they must be born anew!
God is silent to everyone full of pride; In humility bow – set self aside; He loves the humble with arms open wide; His mercy is free to all who abide; By faith in Him – in His mercy hide; For God was silent to Christ when He cried; "My God! My God! You've left My side!" Oh the sad silence when Jesus died; But God raised Him up – all mercies supplied; God's silence is broken for all worldwide; So trust in Him now and be His bride; He'll save you forever – your needs He'll provide; And fill you with joy that no one can hide!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Took On Flesh That Happy Morn And From His Father's Side Was Torn So We Could One Day Be Reborn!

Our King said: "You must be born again!  If God's Kingdom you'd enter in!"  It's the only way He'll save from sin; He came down our souls to win; So He was born outside the inn; And in a stable trough therein; A humble slave like none has been; He died and rose to save from sin; So you could have new life within; If all on Him your hopes you'll pin; Then turn and deeply hate your sin; You know your new life did begin; He grants you joy and peace within! In Christ the victory we'll win!
Enter once more into the womb?  How can this be – he can't presume; Yet physically he did assume; When Christ spoke of a Spirit bloom; The Holy One comes with a boom; He takes the stony hearts of doom; And grants new hearts – the Spirit's room; For since He died and took our gloom; And rose and reigns o'er all the tomb; We live with Him – our great Bridegroom; Take off your sinful self costume; Be who you are in Christ and bloom; For He's the Lover we consume!

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

Water and Spirit is the key; To make you clean and set you free! In God's great works we often see; These two at work – they do agree; The first creation – God's decree; His Spirit roamed over the sea; In new creation, hearts will be; What God makes new to set you free; And all because our God for thee; Did bleed and die upon that tree!
The Spirit cannot be contained; He's like the wind that can't be chained; His work can't fully be explained; But all whom God has foreordained; Will have new hearts and be constrained; To follow Christ Whose blood has stained; That cross where all for us was gained; Where pains of hell his body strained; As all His blood poured out and drained; Oh! This love can't be explained! Neither can it be contained! By the grave He's not restrained! But lives forevermore unfeigned! To give us all that He's obtained! In Him we are always sustained! For on us mercies He has rained!
After new birth, we will obey; And follow all our Christ did say; We have new hearts that will not stray; For in them God's law is the way; Plus the Spirit will display; His work in us each passing day; So trust the Son Whom God did slay!  He is the truth – the life – the way!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Cried Father Forgive Then Died And Rose So You Could Live And Now Forgiveness Freely Give!

Forgive is what our Master did; His mercy-heart cannot be hid; He cried for mercy – made His bid; While into death's firm grip He slid; And now because of what He did; God's grace from us cannot be hid; He crushed death's grip – of sin we're rid!  All blessings flow – none He'll forbid!
Christ had the most against us all; Our sins against Him piled up tall; Between us stood a wrathful wall; Against the God above appall; And ever since Adam's great fall; We've loved our sin that treats God small; We've persecuted Him like Saul; And treated with contempt and gall; The One Who is the all in all!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

Yet even in our sin so bad; That's made our infinite God mad; All our sins to Christ He'd add; And crush His Son – He's all God had; Now we will be forever glad; With no more sin to make us sad; For with Christ's righteousness we're clad; And God's our loving, patient Dad!
Now trust in Christ and to Him flee; He saves by faith alone – no fee; And this salvation is the key; To grant you a forgiveness spree; Oh there behold Him on that tree; He loved and died to set you free; He cast your sins into the sea! And when this lavish grace you see; You'll love, forgive, and peace will be; No grudges hold – just sweet esprit; No matter what's been done to thee; All because the One in Three; Gave up Himself upon that tree!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Friday, November 1, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Perfectly Believed And Holy Righteousness Achieved So Full Forgiveness We've Received!

"Have faith in God" is what He said; Blind unbelief will leave you dead; Just like the fig tree cursed widespread; They saw the life that Christ had lead; He healed the sick and raised the dead; Without much food gave thousands bread; Made lame to walk – picked up his bed; The blind would see – have light instead; And yet they doubted Christ their Head; And even from His side they fled; But He goes forth – stands in their stead; And on that cross His blood He shed; He took God's wrath and for us bled; Now lives forevermore to spread; New life to all who trust  and wed; The Son of God by faith Who said; "Three days will pass but look ahead; I'll rise again and on death tread!"  Then all your fears and doubts He shred; And gives you joy and life instead; So come to Him – don't be misled; By faith He'll raise you from the dead; And be your all in all to spread!

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

Prayer is for battle – the warrior's call; Not for a butler down the hall; To bring you worldly stuff so small; Cry out to God and learn from Paul; Who prayed for Christ's love to enthrall; And mercies down from heaven fall; So wicked sinners bad like Saul; Could turn from sin and on Christ call; Then He would be their all in all!
Saving faith is where true life starts; And false religion all departs; There's true worship from our hearts; A gift from God that He imparts!
Believing prayer begs for God's will; We follow Jesus in His zeal; "Thy will be done!" His murder seal; And though the Devil bruised His heel; He crushed the serpent's head for real; Then rise He did to make death squeal; The nations He from sin would heal; Remember Paul – His thrice appeal; "Take this thorn – the pain I feel!" But "No" Christ said – "this is ideal; For in your weakness I'll be steel; My grace enough in your ordeal!" So trust the Lord and taste His meal; May joy in Christ you all fulfill!

That's my King!  That's my King!  

Saturday, October 26, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Is The Temple Pure And Clean Who Drove The Robbers From The Scene To Grant Us Grace And Peace Serene!

For God's house He had great zeal; It ate Him up – He can't conceal; Passion for justice that He'd feel; God's glory He won't let them steal; He came the temple's end to seal; For He's the temple Who'd reveal; His death through murder – pain ordeal; Through resurrection death repeal; All so sinners He could heal; And save them from sin's death appeal; To make them righteous – strong like steel; God came as man – the Man ideal; Our Christ is all – before Him kneel; Then He will fill you with a zeal; For Him alone – with longings feel; Since He's the glory none can steal!
Jesus died for every nation; Haitian, Croatian, and Galatian; He redeems from condemnation; Every tribe and tongue translation; He makes His family blood relation; He lives for their complete salvation; And makes all one – a new creation; Where Christ is all – our sure foundation!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

The Jewish leaders wanted to kill; They feared their idols Christ would steal; Though He came with pure goodwill; All God's Word He did fulfill; They hated Him with evil chill; And had Him killed on Calv'ry's hill; Yet through His blood that they would spill; He won the battle – what a thrill! So trust Him now – in peace be still; His glory this whole earth will fill!
Oh the temple! What a sight! So big and huge, robust with might! It's where God dwelt with glory light; Greatest wonder many write; But oh there's One Who's greater bright! His glory shines a better light! He enters in – the cleansing Knight; Against all sin He'll win the fight; And though He sometimes comes with fright; And doesn't always seem polite; His mercy's here for all contrite; For those who turn from sin outright; And trust in Him with all delight; For Jesus died to make you right; And rose again to kill death's bite; He's the temple great in might! With fame and beauty out of sight! He'll save you from your dreadful plight; And fill you full with pure delight!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Cursed The Barren Tree And Finally Came To Set Us Free For He's The Fruit – Come Taste And See!

Jesus got hungry – He wanted to eat; He had a heart with rhythmic beat; He is a man with hands and feet; And yet He's more than man we meet; He's God and man both full complete; He is Jehovah on the street; He sits as God on judgment seat; He reigns forevermore elite; He came and wanted figs so sweet; Instead He found a tree deplete; Like Israel – the chaff not wheat; She's dead and dying – sad defeat; Her sins so often on repeat; So her great pride Christ will delete; For He's true Israel complete; And yet the Christ they would mistreat; They spit on Him – His back they beat; Nailed to the cross His hands and feet; And there He died under God's heat; But rose alive – the grave defeat; And now He never will retreat, But bear much fruit – the sweetest sweet; So trust in Him – your doubt unseat; He'll make your sins all obsolete; And as your cry you will repeat; "My Christ is all! - I am complete!"  

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

Do you have leaves but bear no fruit?  Bless God and praise just for the loot? Your praises God will finally mute; And you'll be cursed down to the root; But praise our Christ! - He's in pursuit!  To save from loves that you pollute; And grant You Him – the greatest fruit!  Who died as cursed to you impute; His righteousness just like a suit; You put Him on – your sins are moot; He rose death to condemn – refute; So now toward Him you make pursuit; Delight in Him – you'll bear much fruit!
Jesus was the curse upon that tree; Though He's the most fruitful you could be; He was made a curse for you and me; He's true Israel – He's the key; To true religion – love that's free; Our glorious God – the One In Three; He bids you come – from your sin flee; Trust the Son – He'll set you free; And cast your sins into the sea; The Lord is good – come taste and see!

That's my King!  That's my King!   

Saturday, October 12, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Knows All Things, God's Rule He Brings, And From The Crowd “Hosanna!” Rings For He's The Humble King of Kings!

Who is Jesus – what do you say?  How you reply will fix your way; To hell or heaven where you'll stay; Oh bow to Him as God today; And trust the Son without delay; He's King of kings – you must obey; For us He died our God did slay; His only Son our debt to pay; On every enemy He'll prey; And kill them all – then dead they'll lay; Since He rose up on the third day; Back to the Father we must say; Our Jesus is the only way; So cry "Hosanna!" – shout away!  Save us our God – lead us we pray; That "Christ is all!" we might display; To live for Him and never sway!
Our coming King makes preparation; He knows all things and their relation; Like where colts stay – their habitation; He rules o'er all things in creation; Each one He's set in its location; Like coins in fish for His taxation; Now He comes to grant salvation; He's all pleasure in summation; He'll grant peace to every nation; If they'll turn from sin's temptation; Then trust in Him as their foundation; God's Kingdom's come – the Incarnation; Bow to Him with heart prostration; And praise His Name in adoration!

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

Not a war horse does He ride; Nor carry sword down by His side; He comes for peace to spread worldwide; Humble and lowly, not with pride; This wicked city His heart eyed; And for her lost the Savior cried; His truth with evil would collide; To earn true peace He lived and died; And rose to set our sins aside; He opened heaven's closed gate wide; And soon He'll come to get His bride; But then a war horse He will ride; With eyes inflamed with every stride; A two-edged sword from His mouth plied; He'll come for war and to divide; The sheep and goats – no one will hide; Oh turn to Him – be on His side; Believe in Him – you must decide; Or He will cast you far outside; In hell forever to abide; But if you trust in Him Who died; You'll live forever by His side; For you all things He will provide; The joys will never be denied; And all your tears forever dried!
Oh cry hosanna to your King; Who rules for good in everything; His Kingdom's come – salvation bring; And from His heart all love does spring; He conquered death and healed its sting; So to your Savior tightly cling; And praise His name – forever sing!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Heals The Begging, Burdened Blind And Shows Them Tender Mercy Kind If They Will Truly Trust And Find All Joys And Hopes In Him Combined!

A poor, blind beggar's by the road; From anguish his heart might explode; He could not bear his heavy load, And hoped for mercy – his cries showed; The Savior stopped and looked and slowed; For from His heart compassion flowed; And on this man His grace bestowed; For Christ Himself was on the road; To bleed and die for what we owed; And wash away our sinful load; He rose alive – the grave explode; And by His life grace overflowed!
He cried for mercy loud and clear; "Thou Son of David turn Your ear!  My cries for mercy won't You hear!" Some followers rebuke and sneer; They will not let him come – draw near; But he won't be held back by fear; But all the louder he will cheer; And cry for Jesus to appear; From his ambition he won't veer; And finally Jesus does come near; And grants him sight – makes light appear; Oh what a Son of David's here!
He stands alone and without peer; He is the God-man we revere; Who died the worst death – so severe; And conquered death as great Premier; His love is deep and true sincere; Only in Him does life cohere; By faith in Him you must draw near; He'll grant you joy and wipe your tear!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

His mercy-cries made Christ stand still; To help this man was His good will; To save the poor He has a zeal; He'll cure all those He finds are ill; The sick and blind He came to heal; To do all this He climbed that hill; Where for His sheep His blood He'd spill; When on that cross they'd strip and kill; The only One Who did God's will; This sight should grip your heart and chill; The loving Son of God they'd kill?!  But without this we'd still be ill; And since our Christ did all God's will; Then rose up from the tomb with zeal; All God desires He did fulfill; So we can be with Him and heal; In Him we'll have eternal thrill!
We once were blind, but now we see; It's Christ Who saved a wretch like me; Our sin does blind to great degree; Christ had to die to set us free; Amazing that the One In Three; Would come to earth – a man He'd be; And die upon that gruesome tree; His resurrection is the key; To carry out God's full decree; Confess your sins – with Him agree; By faith to Christ you all must flee; He'll cast your sins into the sea; Go now to others – make this plea!

That's my King!  That's my King! 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Became The Slave Of All And Ransomed His People From The Fall By Giving The Greatest Gift Of All!

James and John want a real high seat; To them the glory's really sweet; Their faith is mixed with pride – conceit; Yet Jesus loves His erring sheep; He'll redirect their prideful bleat; He died to make them whole – complete; He'd bow down and wash their feet; He gave His life – the life elite; And like a slave His back was beat; The Father's wrath He'd head-on meet; When on that cross His blood secrete; And all His people's sins delete; He rose up from the dead complete; The devil, hell, and sin defeat; And at His table we will eat; Who trust in Him – hate sin, deceit; In Christ we never shall retreat; But die to self and serve discreet; To serve like Him we will repeat; He changes hearts that do compete; It's others needs we'll seek to meet; All because He took the heat; And made our lives with Him so sweet!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

The bitter cup our Savior drank; He paid the ransom with no bank; All evil's hopes and dreams He sank; For He's our Rock – our battle tank; All enemies He will outflank; Above all powers He holds rank; And Him forever we will thank!
Our Christ became the greatest slave; He served the lowest, sinful knave; And gave His life for those depraved; So all His people He could save; His precious life for us He gave; And faced the Father's wrath so brave; He died – they placed Him in a cave; But then He rose up from the grave; So all your sins our God could waive; The path to righteousness He'd pave; And change the way that you behave; Upon His palms your names engrave; And now by faith you'll be His slave; And Him above all things you'll crave!

That's my King!  That's my King! 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Was Accused, Used, Bruised, And Spitefully Abused Then Rose Enthused So The Sting Of Death Would Be Defused And We Would Never Be Refused!

It's perfect Love Who leads the way; Toward death and pain and friend's betray; The Father's wrath His life would slay; But Love goes forth – He will not sway; Like a rock on strong display; His love for you won't turn away; To pay sin's debt the price He'll pay; And rise again without decay; So you can then forever say: "My Christ is all! – Him I'll obey!  His wondrous cross will be my stay!  A love past knowing I'll survey!"  All because He lead the way; Then died and rose that great third day!
In Christ you do not have to fear; In all your trials He will be near; Even if you face the spear; Or lose that one you held most dear; He'll be with you to dry the tear; For He will always love sincere; And He's the One Who is most dear; So rise and praise and sing and cheer; For Him Who died your sins to clear; He took upon Himself the sneer; And had His side pierced with a  spear; They spit on Him and beat severe; But He would live – come from the rear; Up  from the grave He did appear; He reigns o'er all in every sphere!

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

He knows all things before they are; He knew from justice they'd stray far; He knew His body they would jar; And on His back they'd whip and mar; The crown of thorns His head would scar; They raised Him up on a crossbar; He died and rose – the morning Star; And lives forever with the scar; To love and change the way you are!
Jesus was made sin in our place;  Our wickedness and sin so base; He did, in love, it all embrace; And in return He gives us grace; For all our sins He did erase; And take upon His life disgrace; So we could be a holy race; And after God we wholly chase; We long to see His holy face; Who died and rose to give us grace!
When He died upon that tree; The greatest love of all we see; It passes knowledge – vast and free; It's deeper than the deepest sea; And from its grip you cannot flee; For holy living it's the key; So come to God – the One in Three; Turn from your sin – this is His plea; And trust the Son Who died for thee; Into His loving arms you'll flee; And there forever happy be!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Died And Gave Up Everything In Order To Salvation Bring So We Might Now Forever Sing!

"To follow You, we've left it all!" This Peter said while standing tall; There'd come a time when he would fall; Deny his Lord and shrink so small; But this our Lord did not appall; To save our souls He left it all; Though He's the biggest, He came small; And left His glory for the gall; Upon that cross, which was His call; God's wrath on Him would soon befall; He rose alive to reinstall; What's right and good to never fall; For He forever will enthrall; Since He's the Christ Who's all in all!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

Whatever you lose, Christ can repay; From His own fullness – He's the way; To joy and pleasure – bow and pray; For Him to be your heart's deep "Yea!"  Then when all things He takes away; You can with humble joy say:  "No sacrifice I've made this day!  For Christ is all to me – my stay!" He'll keep you stable in the fray; All earthly treasures He'll outweigh; O'er all your heart He will have sway; You'll long to follow and obey; Even the hardest things He'll say; Since He died to love display; And rose alive on the third day; He molds your heart in humble clay; So be a child and trust His way!

That's my King!  That's my King!

MAY THE LAMB THAT WAS SLAIN RECEIVE THE REWARD OF HIS SUFFERING!

"Two young Moravians heard of an island in the West Indies where an atheist British owner had 2,000 to 3,000 slaves. And the owner had said, "No preacher, no clergyman, will ever stay on this island. If he's ship wrecked we'll keep him in a separate house until he has to leave, but he's never going to talk to any of us about God. I'm through with all that nonsense."

So there were 3,000 slaves from the jungles of Africa brought to an island in the Atlantic, there to live and die without hearing of Christ.

Two young Moravians heard about it. They sold themselves into slavery to the British planter and used the money they received from their sale to pay their passage out to his island for he wouldn’t even transport them.

As the ship left its pier in the river at Hamburg and was going out into the North Sea carried with the tide, the Moravians had come from Herrenhut to see these two lads, in their early twenties, off - never to return again - for this wasn’t a four year term, they sold themselves into a lifetime slavery.

The families were there weeping, for they knew they would never see them again. And they wondered why they were going and questioned the wisdom of it. As the gap widened and the housings had been cast off and were being curled up there on the pier, and the young boys saw the widening gap, one lad with his arm linked through the arm of his fellow raised his hand and shouted across the gap the last words that were heard from them - he cried out:

"MAY THE LAMB THAT WAS SLAIN RECEIVE THE REWARD OF HIS SUFFERING!""

Paris Reidhead

Friday, September 6, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Does The Impossibly Hard Through His Body Scarred So From His Presence We Won't Be Barred!

It's hard for the rich to enter in; Love of money is gripping sin; This lust for wealth comes from within; May God show those like Benny Hinn; Who teach that money's how you win; That on God's Word they've put a spin; And though they teach this with a grin; They're leading millions into sin; With Christ alone we must begin; He's the poorest Who's ever been; No place for Him was in the inn; No home to live or rest therein; And on that cross they pierced His skin; He took the wrath of God for sin; And rose again so we can win; And follow Him Who's always been; By faith in Him we enter in; And though our paycheck may be thin; It's "Christ is all!" that makes us grin!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

A camel can't fit in the eye; Of the needle if you try; It's impossible – that's why; To man this saying does apply; You can't be saved – on man rely; But God can do all things – no lie; And to all works that He would try; Impossible does not apply; For on that cross Jesus did die; And rose alive now seated high; To all impossible defy; In Him to all sin say goodbye; Behind His back all sins will fly; If to Him by faith you'll cry; In love to you He has drawn nigh; He chose you first – made you comply; Opened your heart – He did apply; His saving grace you can't deny; We all must cry:  "Oh my God why?!  We don't deserve this grace supply!"  To earn His love we must not try; He freely gives to those who cry; And like a child on Him rely; Just humbly trust, and He thereby; Will grant you joys far past the sky!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Has Highest Authority Position After Dying For Sin Remission And Calls Us To The Great Commission!

My King's utterly supreme with all the power; He rules every moment and every hour; All God's enemies He will devour; And on us forever blessings shower; For on that cross He took death sour; Which made Him in the garden cower; Then rose again in glorious power; With authority over all He'll forever tower!
Therefore we carry out His great commission; This should be our holy ambition; To make disciples in full submission; To the Lord of glory – our great Physician; And obey His every command and admonition; For our salvation He met every condition; Quenched the wrath of God in humble contrition; Then rose from the grave without opposition; Now from all death He grants abolition; To all who trust Him of their own volition; He'll grant joy and pleasures without intermission!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

This Gospel must go forth to every nation; Some have no access to His revelation; Apart from Christ there's only damnation; We must go tell in every location; Since He's so worthy for all of creation; To bow down to Him in utter prostration; And give Him all glory without cessation; He'll fill us with joy for eternal duration; He's our only firm foundation; So listen up – His congregation; Are you burdened for the lost and every nation?  Your King deserves all their adoration; So go forth for Him and preach salvation; And love the lost without limitation!
Jesus is with you to the very end; He stands alone in Himself as the greatest friend; On Him forever you can always depend; Against all evil He will defend; He'll be with you to help wherever He'll send; And through the pain He'll help you transcend; Praise Him for how He did condescend; He came all evil to suspend; And life forever to extend!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

"That's My King!" Who's Rich Beyond Measure But Gave Up His Treasure To Fill Us With Pleasure!

The rich young man falls on his knees; And calls Christ good – now help me please; Eternal life he wants to seize; But his heart feeds a great disease; More than the God Who hears his pleas; He loves his money more than these; This is not good – it's sinful sleaze; All his goodness he thinks he sees; Which from his youth he's done with ease; God's holiness cannot appease; Since it's not good – idol disease; So trust the King o'er all decrees; The wrath of God He did appease; And rose again – He holds the keys; To life forever, and He frees; From all our idol loving sleaze; And heals our deepest heart disease; For He Himself's the prize we seize; He's our treasure beyond degrees; So come to Him Who all foresees; Your heart's great thirsts He will appease!
Be sure of this – our God is good; This rich young man misunderstood; And though he's not come from the hood; He'd failed to do the good he should; His god was gold – with wealth he stood; So sin alone is all he could; Jesus loved and understood; Therefore He died upon that wood; And rose alive – on death He stood; He gives new life so that you could; Turn from your sin – live as you should; By faith in Christ God makes you good; So treasure Him – the greatest good!

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

We all are sinners – this is true; Even us out in the pew; Our hearts sweet idols do accrue; Until His sweetest love breaks through; We turn to Christ with hearts anew; And stick to Him like dust to glue; So bid your greatest loves adieu; And take Him for your greatest view; For on that cross He died for you; Richest Young Ruler out they threw; But three days passed – He rose on cue; And all our enemies He slew; The greatest Lover – He will woo; And be to you forever true; He's better than you ever knew; Now your whole life He'll renew!
Since Christ so loved, the truth He must; Tell this man and not adjust; Point out to him his money lust; All idol loves with care He'll bust; And call on Him the Christ to trust; He died to make poor sinners just; And lives to evermore combust; Our hearts with growing love robust; For the very God we trust; So let's not put our hopes in rust; But stay humble at the cross dust; May Christ alone be our true lust; May all our hopes on Him be thrust; He's our only need and must!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

"That's My King!" Who's The Littlest Child With Greatest Righteousness Compiled Yet For Our Sins He Died Reviled!

Keep the children far away; That's what His own disciples say; They're unimportant – only play; And so needy day to day; They waste our time – our life delay; What they take they can't repay; And all our bank accounts decay; But Jesus showed another way; He took them in and made them stay; His mercy says:  "Come here today!  My mercy-heart you can't repay!" He put His love on full display; When on His back our sins did weigh; The Son of Man our God did slay; To take our sins and pride away; All our hopes in Him are "Yea!" God raised Him up on the third day; So now bow down to Him and pray; He'll make you right with God today; And cause you to His Word obey; Then on streets of gold you may; Forever dance and laugh and play!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

On Christ alone we must depend; As helpless babes we can't ascend; There's nothing in us to commend; But only sin our hearts intend; The God of heaven we offend; Therefore our God so loved He'd send; His only Son His life to spend; To lowest lows He would descend; And on that cross His life expend; Then rise alive all death to end; And make poor sinner babes His friend; To helpless faith He will extend; Strong arms of mercy to defend; All condemnation He will end; And grant a love none comprehend; He's greatest joy – o’er all transcend!
Jesus became the helpless Son; Though He could crush His captors' fun; He died and all the work is done; He rose the universe to stun; Now He's the best – second to none; So trust in Him – the Rising Sun!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Friday, August 2, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Was Never Self-seeking But Gave His Life Shrieking To Show The Love God's Speaking!

Jesus never sought His own; But gave up His very throne to with His death atone for all the sin we've sown since holiness we've blown – our hearts were like a stone; Pure marriage we disown; To hatred we are prone; Our hope's in Christ alone; His mercy-heart He's shown; He died with painful groan; And from the grave He's flown; Now we're His bone of bone; If by faith we're known; In holiness we're grown; We'll never be alone; He never will disown; We'll sit up on His throne – He's the best Husband ever known!
Love doesn't seek its own way; It doesn't demand the last say; It comes from a heart of humble clay; Molded according to the Master's way; Because the Christ our debt did pay; On that cross He did obey; And crushed our selfishness display; Then rose our captor – death – to slay; So come to Him – bow down and pray; He'll take your selfishness away; Live "Christ is all!" without delay!

That's my King!  Do you know Him!?

So die to self in communication; Be slow to speak – don't stir agitation; When conflicts arise causing tempter inflation; A kind answer cools the heat formation; Remove the log from your own eye's location; Focus on "me, myself, and I" sin liberation; Be quick to confess your own sin violation; Be first to the cross for pride cancellation; Husband love your wife as Christ loves the congregation; Wife you submit – the church imitation; Enjoy each other to avoid temptation; Come together often for love sensation; Use your money for God glorification; Parent your children and aim at salvation; Fill them with God's Word – their joy foundation; Above all look to Christ – our hope and elation; He saves from all failures in marriage formation; He's the perfect Spouse ruling all of creation;  The ultimate self-less One Who died for every nation; And rose up in triumph – a victorious celebration; Now for His own there's no condemnation; To God be the glory in all marriage reformation!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Dearly Loves His Cheating Bride And Will Not Cast Her Down Aside But For Her Purity He Died!

You commit adultery if your spouse you divorce; All these actions only cause remorse; Separating and adultery God doesn't endorse; So turn from divorce and take Christ's course; His blood bought bride He'll never divorce; Love that lasts is His proven course; To love this way, Christ is the source; So trust in Him – one flesh reinforce!
Divorce was never in God's plan; Since life and love and time began; But then sin grew so bad in man; That for two reasons, divorce you can; Adultery is death to man; Abandonment – your spouse he ran; These break the covenantal plan; So look to Christ and His Word scan; For "Christ is all!" - He's better than; Your life and all the years its span; He died and rose to be the Man; So be a follower, not a fan!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

Divorce and remarriage are painfully hard; So let us church be on our guard; If you need help from a past marred; From brokenness that's left you scarred; Christ's church is here with kind regard; So come for help if you've been jarred; To save your soul the Christ was scarred; And from His Father He was barred; Rose up alive to death discard; He can heal your pains so hard; And on your life His grace bombard!
To stay married is worth the fight; Keeping covenant brings delight; So no matter what's your plight; And however dark your night; By faith in Christ receive the light; Come with humble heart contrite; Receive His endless store of might; In Him all things will be all right; In you a fire of love ignite; Christ is the marriage saving Knight; Who loved His bride though she took flight; And sinned against Him left and right; For her He died and loved despite; Her ugly, sinful, painful slight; And now He makes her pure and bright; And fills her with His pure delight!

That's my King!  That's my King!   

Monday, July 15, 2013

"That's My King!" Of Every Case, Loves Every Race, And Will Give Grace To All Who Trust And Him Embrace!

If you weren't there, be slow to speak; You may be wrong in your critique; In everything we should be meek; It's for the truth that we should seek; Turn off the news – it is a freak; Hatred and division peak; Praise God for Christ the Son unique!  Who came and turned the other cheek; And gave His life on holy week; And rose in glorious mystique; Now stands to save the low and weak; In all your pain and future bleak; Christ gives the hope all races seek!
Pray for peace is His command; So bow your knee and with Him stand; May God unite our evil land; And stop the blood shed by our hand; Oh praise the King Who has all planned!  And seek His power to withstand; The evil in our hearts He's banned; Let's trust His sovereign, mighty hand!

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

Pray for both families involved; May their hopes not be dissolved; May hope in Christ be their resolve; In Christ all justice will be solved; By faith in Him all are absolved!
The verdict caused great indignation; Both sides argue – polarization; One side claims discrimination; The other says no – this is allegation; King Jesus knows all without limitation; As Judge of all He'll grant damnation; To all who sin without reformation; So whatever your side in argumentation; Humble yourself to find salvation; For Christ the King in degradation; Was beaten and killed in condemnation; Then rose up alive in glorification; To judge the world with perfect vindication; For this He earns all adoration!
The Judge of all the world does right; For every color – black and white; Come to Him, lay down your fight; He will bring you to the light; And be your ocean of delight; Trust in Him right now, tonight! His love for you is out of sight! He'll be your joy – true and bright! No more sin – tears, pain, or night! No more questions to indict!  Just pure freedom at its height!  So come to Him humble, contrite!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Never Leaves But To His Bride Forever Cleaves And All Who Trust Him He Receives!

We long for love that will not end; Therefore our God His Son would send; To win a bride He did descend; Yet she against Him did offend; But He still loved – her hate suspend;  Before her He would condescend; And on that cross His life would end; Then from the grave He did ascend; If you'll trust – on Him depend; He'll save you now and be your friend; He'll give you love that will not end; But forevermore extend; Forever at His side you'll spend; He gives you joy that will transcend; His love you cannot comprehend!
O love that will not let me go; Deep from His heart great mercies flow; For through His love in grace we grow; When all on Him our hopes we throw; He makes our sin as white as snow; On us great favor He'll bestow; If we're humble, meek, and low; He saves us from the hell below; All because our God we know; He'll make our face shine with a glow!
It's God Who joins – oh this is sweet!  He loves you so and won't mistreat; If a spouse you hope to meet; The wait for you is long with heat; You can be sure God will replete; Your deepest needs He'll more than meet; So bow to Him, trust at His feet; He satisfies more than the sheet; And then someday on that gold street; You'll know in Him you are complete!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

Christ is God Who wrote the law; So Moses bows to Him in awe; Hardness of heart – we fight and claw; This kills marriage – lovers withdraw; You walk away – it's the last straw; But in all this there's a great flaw; There's no submission – Christ is all!  What Jesus said will drop your jaw; No separation is His law; So bow to Him and you won't fall; From your spouse you won't withdraw!
What God has joined let no man break; The two are one our God did make; With joy our Christ in love did take; A bride to keep and not forsake; And since all marriage in His wake; Points to this truth, make no mistake; We stay together for His sake; Don't listen to the wicked snake; Embrace the marriage hard with ache; And fight to stay – may love awake; To selfish sin, die and forsake; Serve the other – don't give and take; And do this all for His name's sake; For His glory's what's at stake; But you He never will forsake!
If you've failed in this high call; There is a Savior – Christ is all!  He died to save you from your fall; And heal you from the bitter gall; So in His name for mercy call; He'll take your sins – both big and small; And cast them down – never recall; He'll give new life – make you stand tall!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

"That's My King!" Who's The Saltiest Salt, Died Without Fault, Rose Up Out The Vault To Make Death Halt So Him We Forever Exalt!

Jesus is the greatest sacrifice; He paid the ultimate price; For all our wicked vice; He's salt that gives the world lasting spice; He quenched the fires – that would suffice; To end God's wrath – justice precise; He rose alive – He won't die twice; And with His love all men entice; To follow Him in sacrifice!
Sacrifice is all about value and worth; And once you believe and have new birth; There's nothing else in heaven or on earth; That can compare with Jesus' worth!
Fire can purify and make us whole; God does more than save your soul; He'll help you grow in self-control; To make you Christ-like is the goal; So in your pain let this console; His love for you is from of ole; O'er all your enemies He'll roll; His eyes run to and fro – patrol; To help all those who Him extol!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

Salt preserves and makes us last; Because the Christ saved from our past; We'll endure all hardships vast; For His love none can surpass; He will keep us – hold us fast; Make us rest down in green grass; Though facing death we're all aghast; Our Good Shepherd will outlast; All pains and hurts that we've amassed; With mercy He pursues us fast; So trust in Him Whose love is vast!
When "Christ is all!" there will be peace; For He will make your conflicts cease; Your joy in Him He will increase; And all your grudges you'll release; You'll die to self – your pride decease; He'll fix your failures piece by piece; And crush your anger – strife decrease; There'll be no need for hate police; All because He did decease; Upon that cross there was no peace; He made God's wrath against you cease; And rose from death you to release; So now the earth shall know His peace; It shall forevermore increase!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Christ Is All With A Big Boot!

The "Gospel Centered Everything" movement needs to hear this from the Gospel Incarnate Himself as He speaks these grace filled words to His own inner circle of disciples (not to the Pharisees):

"If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out. And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell. And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell, where 'their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.'" Mark 9:43-48

And we all need to hear this, over and over again:

All the sinful hands, feet, and eyes that would ever be forgiven were counted as Jesus' sinful hands, feet, and eyes! And He was utterly cut off as no one in the history of the universe had ever been cut off, yet He was without sin and did not deserve to be cut off!

He was thrown into the fires of God's anger and judgment where the worm does not die and the fire is not quenched in our place when He died on that cross!

But the worm did die! And the fires were quenched! Because the infinite God-Man did quench the infinite anger of the infinite Father! And then He rose up from the dead in victory!

And now those dreaded fires of God's anger are quenched for us forever if we will only repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ!

Friday, June 28, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Quenched The Fire And Cooled God's Ire On That Cross Dire – Now He's Our All – Our Great Desire!

To speak of God's wrath, we must have tears; For in God's hell are greatest fears; It burns for everlasting years; The heartache there will have no peers; So please awake – open your ears; The Christ Who saves through Word appears;  Trust in the Son with all your spheres; He'll save you from these dreadful tears; He died and rose – your guilt He clears; He'll take away hell's fiery fears; Replace them all with happy cheers!
God's heart is not for eternal damnation; He longs for all to have salvation;  For He loves all His creation; From every language, tribe, and nation; From every walk of life and station; So He sent the Incarnation; God and man in one summation; He died and rose – death's termination; Believe in Him as your foundation; And you'll enjoy no condemnation; And give to Christ all adoration!

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

To stop your sin, cut off your hand; This is your great King's demand; So draw a line down in the sand; Choose your King and sin withstand; Oh come, our God, Who has all planned; And grant the grace that You command!
Heaven's better, though you're not complete; Avoid hell without two feet; For there it's never-ending heat; The worms don't die but always eat; With many stripes you will be beat; But heaven's joys are complete; Nothing else can quite compete; Plus they grow to more elite; There all things grow ever sweet; Children play – dance in the street; And how can we receive this treat – escape the everlasting heat?  On that cross, Christ took our heat; And for our sins His body beat; Then rose your sins all to delete; He crushed the devil in defeat; Now sits up high upon His seat; At God's right hand – His job's complete; For He has done the greatest feat!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Set Us Free From Sinful "Me" Upon That Tree And Made Death Flee!

Once to sin we all were slaves; For sin alone our hearts did crave; We would always misbehave; The heart of man – totally depraved; Sin leads to a deadly grave; But our great Jesus came to save; When bold He died – our Savior brave; Our God so loved – His Son He gave; The way to holiness He'd pave; When He died – rose from the grave; To make His people all His slave; Believe in Him – your soul He'll save; And in His image make you brave!
Apart from Christ you can't do good; You cannot love – live as you should; You'd rather stay out in the hood; Praise be to God for Christ Who could; In righteousness He lived and stood; Then died upon that bloody wood; This love no one's full understood; And now in Him you can do good!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

Trust in Christ – you'll be set free; He's put to death your evil "me!;" He's your righteousness to see; And from all sin you'll long to flee; Against your sin you'll both agree; God showed His anger on that tree; When Jesus died to set you free; To live alone by His decree; And glorify the One in Three;  Fix your eyes on Him and see; For holiness this is the key!
Jesus is your sanctification; That must begin at justification; Since you're now a new creation; With a righteousness foundation; Forever fixed in heavenly location; Your new life's destination is a new direction not perfection; Because you have a new affection for the God of resurrection; In Him you'll never face rejection because of His gracious election; He'll rid your life of imperfection as you trust in His protection and obey all His correction; He'll make you more like Christ's reflection to the praise of His beauty perfection!

That's my King!  That's my King! 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Was Given No Cup Of Water But Went To The Slaughter With God's Wrath Hotter So We Can Drink The Living Water!

Oh to do good for the sake of His name; Giving Him glory is our aim; This is why from heaven He came; Over our lives all rights He'll claim; Because He died and took our blame; And rose to the praise of His glorious fame!
If you love in Jesus' name, you won't lose your reward; Pleasures in Christ there will be stored; Of treasures in heaven you'll have a horde; A great "Well done!" He will award; Be assured you'll never be bored; For Christ is our exalted Lord; Seated on high to be adored!
For all in Christ by faith who belong; If you grant them a cup you'll never go wrong; If in His name you offer it strong; You'll join the everlasting throng; And sing forever the glorious song; Give praise to the King Who's reign is long; Forever He's King to all who belong!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

May we never cause a little believing one to sin; It'd be better if we'd never been; Put a millstone on and cast us in; So from this evil, save your skin; And trust the Son Who'll always win; He's the greatest Who's ever been; He'll help us love through thick and thin; For He saved us from our sin; And on your face He'll put a grin; More joy's in Him than drinking gin!
On that cross Christ cried "I thirst!" No cup was given – He was cursed; God's wrath on Him was strong dispersed; So bad His heart did break and burst; Into judgment He's immersed; He faced the greatest worst of worst; So all evil'd be reversed; When He rose up to be the first; To conquer death and save the cursed; In Christ we love all those who thirst!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

So You Want To Be A "Rock Star" Preacher?

1.  The LORD makes people great in the eyes of the world as He chooses:

Genesis 12:1-2: Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.  And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.”

Genesis 39:2-3, 21, 23: The LORD was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master.  His master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD caused all that he did to succeed in his hands . . . But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison . . . The keeper of the prison paid no attention to anything that was in Joseph’s charge, because the LORD was with him. And whatever he did, the LORD made it succeed.

Exodus 7:1: And the LORD said to Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh . . . .”

Joshua 3:7: The LORD said to Joshua, “Today I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. ”

Joshua 4:14: On that day the LORD exalted Joshua in the sight of all Israel, and they stood in awe of him just as they had stood in awe of Moses, all the days of his life.

1 Samuel 2:6-8: The LORD kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up.  The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and he exalts.  He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor.  For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’s, and on them he has set the world.

2 Samuel 7:8-9: Now, therefore, thus you shall say to my servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, that you should be prince over my people Israel.  And I have been with you wherever you went and have cut off all your enemies from before you. And I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth.”

Daniel 1:9: And God gave Daniel favor and compassion in the sight of the chief of the eunuchs

Psalm 75:6-7: For not from the east or from the west and not from the wilderness comes lifting up, but it is God who executes judgment, putting down one and lifting up another.

Philippians 2:5-11: Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.  And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.  Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

2.  The LORD doesn’t need you:

Psalm 135:6: Whatever the LORD pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps.

Isaiah 59:1: Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear

Acts 17:24-25: The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.

Matthew 3:9: God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham.

3.  The LORD grants all mercies, ministries, and positions in His Church as He sees fit:

Romans 9:15: I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.

1 Corinthians 4:7: For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?

Romans 12:3: For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.

2 Corinthians 4:1: Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.

1 Corinthians 12:12, 18, 24, 28: For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ . . . But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose . . . But God has so composed the body . . . And God has appointed in the church . . . .

4.  The LORD delights in and lifts up the humble:

Psalm 147:6: The LORD lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground.

Isaiah 57:15: For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:  “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.”

1 Peter 5:5: God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.

Matthew 18:4: Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 23:11-12: The greatest among you shall be your servant.  Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

Mark 9:35: If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.

5.  Therefore . . .

a.  Consider all other preachers (and people!) better than yourself:

Philippians 2:3: Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

b.  Seek the LORD to build your ministry or it is vanity:

Psalm 127:1: Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.

c.  And forget about yourself and exult in the glory, beauty, and satisfaction of Christ alone!

Philippians 3:7-11: But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ.  Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.  For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith – that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.

CHRIST IS ALL!

Friday, June 7, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Has A Powerful Name That All Must Proclaim Since He Took Our Blame And Death He'd Tame!

A man was crushing the demons' aim; His disciples said: "Stop!  You're not the same!  To be one of us you cannot claim;" Then to the Christ His disciples came; The Christ Who loves and heals the lame; Jesus – the most powerful Name; Don't hide this truth in prideful game; This selfish lust is wicked shame; He deserves all the world's acclaim; Let heaven and earth and all proclaim; He took our sin and dreadful blame; Then rose for all time – pride to tame; And end our selfish, focused shame; So we'll be new – never the same!
"Do not stop him!" Jesus said; "If in My name the truth he'll spread; He won't say "Bad!" once demons fled; He's not against the Living Bread; So then he's for the Living Head;" Who on that cross His blood He'd shed; And in the tomb be three days dead; Then rise alive to end our dread; For though our sins were dark and red; He died to make us clean widespread; All captives to freedom He's led; And with His body we are fed; On all our enemies He'll tread; Until with Him we're finally wed!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

For all in Christ by faith who belong; If you grant them a cup you'll never go wrong; If in His name you offer it strong; You'll join the everlasting throng; And sing forever the glorious song; Give praise to the King Who's reign is long; Forever He's King to all who belong!
May we never cause a little believing one to sin; It'd be better if we'd never been; Put a millstone on and cast us in; So from this evil, save your skin; And trust the Son Who'll always win; He's the greatest Who's ever been; He'll help us love through thick and thin; For He saved us from our sin; And on your face He'll put a grin; More joy's in Him than drinking gin!
Again the lesson is on humility; For only in this is true tranquility; We need to be saved from pride disability; And that's why Christ came in vulnerability; He lived with no trace of fallibility; And died a death with no respectability; He took our sins without culpability; Then rose from the dead with eternal durability; He overcomes our inability; And to heaven opened free accessibility; So trust Him now without gullibility; He'll grant your life unshakable stability!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Received The Child, Was Meek And Mild, Then Died Reviled, And On This Son His Father Smiled!

God made us all with a desire to be great; This desire was good as God did create; Then all went wrong – the banned fruit Adam ate; They listened to Satan and took His bait; Now we all sin, and it's God we hate; We are the center – our self we inflate; But we have a Savior Who's greater than great; He humbled Himself – to the child He'd relate; He went to the cross and bore our sins weight; On that tree He was made our wicked God hate; And bore in His body an infinite freight; Then rose up free to an endless estate; He died for His bride – His precious soul mate; Now for His return we eagerly wait; His beauty and love we can't overstate!
If you want to follow Jesus, you can't be proud; Humble yourself – on your knees be bowed; May your heart be good soil, ready and plowed; For no hard hearts will be allowed; So come to this Christ and cry aloud; He can save the proudest in any crowd; Even the mean, God-haters avowed; Since our Christ with mercy is well endowed!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

To follow our King, we must love the least; Even all children from west to east; Some can't speak up before they're deceased; The doctor's knife on their necks unleashed; Others starve and enjoy no feast; And still others die from disease increased; But we have a King Who loves the least; He lived and died as our great High Priest; And rose triumphant – He'll crush the beast!  He removes our sins as far as west to east; From all sin and pain we'll be released; And enjoy in Him an everlasting feast that will never cease – our joy will only increase as we rest in peace!
What should our main motivation be?  For loving the least and children we see?  Jesus boldly said:  "It has to be Me!"  Who set that child upon His knee; In Him, you get the great One In Three; For He's our delight Who set us free; There's no one like Him – all must agree; Who died for sinners on that tree; And rose alive to make death flee; We do all we do so more of Him we see; He's the greatest joy that will ever be; So delight yourself in Him, that is His plea!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Humbled Himself Small As The Servant Of All And Now Stands Tall As The Greatest Of All!

The disciples had a discussion on the way; The pride of their hearts it did betray; From the greatness of Christ they turned away; And when He asked "What?," they would not say; For they knew in their hearts they'd gone astray; Pride and envy are man's bad way; On your soul these vipers prey; Vipers within – their venom spray; "Grant death to self!" is what we pray; For our Christ came all pride to slay; Through death He'd take this sin away; And rise in victory the third day; To save our souls from self decay; Enable us to love display; And turn from self – give all away; So trust in Him and then obey; For He was humble – showed the way; And died and rose our pride to slay; So "Christ is all!" we would display!
If you want to be first, you must be last; So embrace with joy the lowest caste; Be servant of all regardless of class; Even to those sad, alone, and harassed; Then in God's sight as the first you'll stand fast; Because our great King took the greatest last; As Suff'ring Servant His love's unsurpassed; God spared Him no wrath, though He cried and asked; Then rose up alive – forgiving your past; Now rest in His love – an ocean vast!

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

A child is least they did believe; He said a child you must receive; In this a humble heart achieve; To all your pride you die and leave; To "Christ is all!" alone you cleave; For He was least, and He would grieve; Upon that cross God's wrath receive; And die with those who steal and thieve; Then rise your guilt to all relieve; If Him alone you would believe; He's greater than you can conceive!
Oh what a wonder – the incarnation; Where God made man His habitation; May it lead to worship and prostration; God became man in humble summation; Our Creator took upon Himself creation; To grant His people such a great salvation; As they nailed Him to the cross in utter degradation; He made their blood flow through heart circulation; He's the Servant beyond any explanation; Who humbled Himself beyond expectation; He's worthy of all our praise and adoration; For He rose the from grave – His Kingly coronation!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Would Be Killed And Rise To Build His Church Fulfilled With People Thrilled!

The Son of Man God would deliver; Our God so loved as gracious Giver; At Christ's death the earth would shiver; His body dead without a quiver; Death's dark veil could be no dimmer; But Christ rose our bright hope's glimmer; New life He gives – a flowing river; All because God did deliver!
Into the hands of wicked men; They killed the Christ – the greatest sin; The worst evil that's ever been; Nothing worse we've done since then; Badder than all on CNN; And at the cross we said “Amen!”  For we killed God – it was our sin; But to our evil God said "When!" And since Christ died to rise again; Therefore this poem I can pen; To praise our God Who saves from sin!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

The Lord of all, vile hands would kill; Yet this fulfilled His Father's will; When on that cross Christ's blood they'd spill; God meant the cross for good to heal; Through what our Lord faced on that hill; So we rejoice for this ill; Since our redemption it did seal; His Spirit life in us did fill; The Son of Man did work until; God's wrath and storm of fury zeal; Was tamed – our Christ cried:  "Peace be still!"
Three days later He would rise; To save from all our sin and lies; And end our hopeless, dreaded cries; To be our everlasting prize; The God Who's infinite in size; He alone Who is all wise; He has supplies that will surprise; He has no limit like the skies; He does His will with no mere tries; The one who trusts Him never dies; Forevermore your joy flies; To reach the height of highest highs!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Christ Is Always First!

Richard Sibbes wrote:
We must know that all things are first in Christ, and then in us. God chose Him first, and then He chose us. God singled Him out to be the Savior, the second Adam, and He calls us in Christ. 
Christ, being our surety, took our sins upon Him. We are justified, because He, by His resurrection, quit Himself from the guilt of our sins, as having paid the debt. 
Christ is the first fruits of them that rise again (1 Cor. 15:20). We rise again because He is risen. Christ first ascended; we ascend in Christ. Christ is first loved; we are loved in the Beloved. 
Christ is first blessed; we are blessed with all spiritual blessings in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:3). So, whatsoever is in us, we have it at the second hand. We have the Spirit in us, but He is first in Christ. 
God hath put the Spirit in Christ, as the spring, as the second Adam, as a public person, that should receive the Spirit for us all. He is first in all things; Christ must have the preeminence. 
He hath the preeminence in all, both before time, in time, and after time, in election, in whatsoever is done here in this world, and in glorification. 
All is first in Christ, and then in us.
Richard Sibbes, “A Description of Christ,” in The Complete Works of Richard Sibbes, Volume 1, ed. Alexander Balloch Grosart (Edinburgh; London; Dublin: James Nichol; James Nisbet and Co.; W. Robertson, 1862), 18.
HT: Tolle Lege

Saturday, May 4, 2013

"That's My King!" Who's The God Who Can Heal Uncontrollable Man And Forever Ban The Devil's Wicked Plan!

The entire crowd was totally amazed; When on the God-Man their eyes gazed; Where all He went He stirred them crazed; And spoke so some of them were dazed; For He said He would soon be raised; Then live to be forever praised; So stand in awe and be amazed!
A father distressed cries for his son; Who's been possessed since life's begun; The Devil's made his life undone; To save His life – they have found none; But now they've come unto God's Son; Whose face had shined just like the sun; This Christ can save the worst undone; Devils He came to crush and stun; He died and rose – His work is done; So to this Christ by faith let's run!
Help my unbelief was his cry; Though he believed doubts cloud the eye; He shows us how to pray thereby; And all our doubts and fears defy; Cast down our self-sufficient try; To Christ in weakness we must fly; He'll be our "all in all" supply; In Him your joys shall be so high; By faith the only limit's sky!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

The Devil aims your hopes to kill; Destroy you – your life he'd steal; With fire and water – t'was his will; To crush this son with voices shrill; And crash his bones into a hill; But there's a God Who's full of zeal; Who has a plan He will fulfill; And He won't rest at all until; This Devil mad His Son would kill; On Calvary's hill His blood He'd spill; There forsaken His voice was shrill; God crushed His Son – this was His will; But He's alive! – oh what a thrill!  So come to Him – your life He'll heal; And in your heart with joy fill!
The greatest of victories only happen through prayer; In this the disciples surely did err; For prayer is faith's highway to take you where; The power of God is always there; For on our God we cast every care; Since He's the One Who counts all our hair; In Jesus' name we end our prayer; For with Him no one can compare; His glory and beauty we must declare!
Jesus Christ is the God Who can; The only Savior of every man; He alone does the impossible plan; So be a follower – not a fan; He's the greatest before time began!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Suffered Many Things And True Salvation Brings By Rising King of Kings!

The command to silence Jesus gave; Until He's raised up from the grave; For only through His death He'd save; And tread upon death's killing wave; The way to life He'd clear and pave; And all our condemnation waive; For though to sin we were a slave; We'd sin and lust and misbehave; Christ died and rose so God forgave; His Spirit makes us strong and brave; And leads us holy to behave; Since we're forevermore God's slave!
The three obey – their mouths they close; But Christ's good words a problem pose; Until the Son from the dead rose; How could Christ die? – this no one knows; Yet this is how God's story goes – a Suff'ring Servant Isaiah shows; He takes God's wrath – He's crushed with blows; And through His death evil's deposed; To save us from death's wicked lows; For us the Christ this suffering chose; And let Himself be stripped of clothes;  Now all our sin He does expose; By faith in Him we find repose; For He the devil will oppose; And win the victory for all those; Who trust the Son for He arose!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

Scribes say Elijah must come first; But Christ is here – was this reversed?  No – Elijah's come as it was versed; And Christ must die – receive the worst; For on that tree He would be cursed; And in God's wrath be all immersed; Then rise alive and death's grip burst; Earth's dreaded curse would be reversed; All broken hearts He'd have them nursed;  And for this Christ alone we thirst!
To read the Bible as we should; We all must read as Jesus would; For how He reads is always good; Not wrong and blind under a hood; Interpreting as literal wood; So read like Christ just as you should; Then He won't be misunderstood!
The cross comes first and then the crown; For all glory our King's cast down; He Who is the greatest Noun – the greatest of all those around; He died to win a wedding gown; So down on us our God won't frown; For we've been lost but now we're found; Our God raised Jesus from the ground; And now His grace towards us abounds; His love forever will astound!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

O JESUS, KING MOST WONDERFUL!

Sang this hymn for the first time ever in church today to the tune "O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing!"

This will sing or preach or both!

O Jesus, King most wonderful,
Thou Conqueror renowned,
Thou Sweetness most ineffable,
In Whom all joys are found!

When once Thou visitest the heart,
Then truth begins to shine,
Then earthly vanities depart,
Then kindles love divine.

O Jesus, Light of all below,
Thou Fount of life and fire,
Surpassing all the joys we know,
And all we can desire!

Thy wondrous mercies are untold,
Through each returning day;
Thy love exceeds a thousand fold,
Whatever we can say.

May every heart confess Thy Name;
And ever Thee adore;
And seeking Thee, itself inflame,
To seek Thee more and more.

Thee may our tongues forever bless;
Thee may we love alone;
And ever in our lives express
The image of Thine own.

(Attr. to Bernard of Clairvaux)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

"That's My King!" Whose Transfiguration Revealed His Glorification In A Bright Sensation As The Beloved Son Of All Adoration!

Jesus did choose His leaders three; Peter and James and John – not me; His choice is always wise and free; So trust His right and good decree; He took them up the mount to see; His glory bright – they'd all agree; To speak of death upon that tree; He's cast our sins into the sea; And then He rose to make death flee; So bow to Him on bended knee; And trust the Son – He'll set you free!
On that mount His clothes became the purest white; They shined and dazzled – a radiant bright; His face shined like the sun that ends the night; The scene made the three all tremble with fright; He's the God Who dwells in unapproachable light; His glory and beauty are clear out of sight; He alone heals your sick, sinful plight; He saves to the uttermost with powerful might; He's history's unconquerable, shining Knight; Who brings you to joy's unspeakable height; He's the God Who always does what's right; And He'll fill you with everlasting delight!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

Elijah and Moses show the end is near; Elijah must come for the Christ to appear; The Prophet like Moses will speak as God's Seer; In Jesus these fulfillments all are here; May God give you an ear that you might hear; May you turn to God's Christ and believe and fear; For He died on that cross and was stabbed with a spear; Then He rose from the dead and lives without peer; If you trust in Him with faith sincere; He'll save you from hell to a heavenly sphere; And He'll make you like Him to persevere!
Jesus is God's holy, beloved Son; He's in a class by Himself and second to none; After His face had shined like the sun; Only Jesus was left – the others were done; In Him God's redemption has begun; If by faith to His arms you'll freely run; You'll be saved in Christ, and you'll be God's son; He'll love you like Christ – He'll never shun; His love for you cannot be outdone; May this truth your heart forever stun; As you find your delight in the face of the Son!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

"That's My King!" Who sent John Piper to preach "CHRIST IS ALL!"

he preached the GOD Who is not small!

he made CHRIST known by arcing Paul!

he lived war-time – the thrift store mall!

he preached for babies – life for all!

he preached all races – one stand tall!

he preached the cross – Christ's death – the gall!

For on that tree God's wrath did fall!

And our Christ rose death to recall!

he preached the Christ Who does enthrall!

"Delight in God!" was his great call!

I'm so thankful for your pastoral call!

Like no other you showed me CHRIST IS ALL!

I love you Pastor John!  Keep preaching Him up!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

"That's My King!" Whose Kingdom Came, All Power He'd Claim, And Earth's Kings Tame For His Great Name!

What Jesus says will always go; And all He says – it will be so; His Words are right so long ago; With truth and grace they always flow; And when this world is gone with woe; His Words will stand – forever sow; He'll conquer every doubting foe; All to His grace our praise we owe; For on that cross His love He'd show; And rise again so we could know; Salvation's gift on us bestow; Then by His Word we'll daily grow!
All the Bible is true and clear; For our God spoke to bring us near; All Words are true and do cohere; Don't doubt His Word and from Him veer; God's Word came down – He did appear; And died and rose to save from fear; His love and beauty have no peer; So give Him your attentive ear; He'll save you from judgment severe; And grant you life with joyous cheer; If Him by faith you'll trust sincere!
Some truths God spoke are hard to understand; Our sinful minds, His truth withstand; Our wants and wishes we demand; And for this sin the cross was planned; Christ died and rose at God's command; Triumphant over death He'll stand; His Kingdom will ever expand; He'll hold us in His strong right hand; He's all the glory in this land!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

Some standing there would no death taste; Until God's Kingdom came with haste; The meaning of this must be traced; Is Christ transfigured a foretaste?  Is this the cross where He's disgraced?  His rising where all death's erased?  Or Pentecost – the Spirit's placed?  Or when the temple is defaced?  On these truths His Kingdom's based; The greatest foes our King has faced; And crushed the evils we've embraced; So with salvation we'll be graced; And be all cleansed and pure and chaste; To never more be dead disgraced!
Be assured of this –  His Kingdom came with power; And there's more to come at this age's last hour; Over all authorities our King will tower; All those who reject Him from His wrath they'll cower; But on His beloved children – blessings He'll shower; He'll take all in your life that's been sad or sour; And turn it for joy like a blooming flower; All enemies against you He'll finally devour; For He's the greatest of the greats – the world Superpower!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013

"That's My King!" Who's The Son God Gave On That Cross So Brave Now Risen From The Grave This World To Save!

God is the One Who's in a class all alone; There is no one like Him Who reigns on the throne; He came down to earth to make Himself known; In the face of His Son all His glory is shown; He died on that cross for your sin to atone; And rose up from the dead to make you His own; So trust in Him now and no longer postpone; By faith you'll be made very bone of His bone!
God loves us because of all love He's the source; Our sin and rebellion all caused Him remorse; Though our sin and evil He'll never endorse; As a faithful Husband He'll never divorce; And His love in our lives will sure take its course; His "so great love" will our hopes reinforce; And cause us to love with Him as our Source!
God has a heart full of love and giving; He gave His Son to make the dead living; Believe in Him, and you'll find God forgiving; And He'll fill your heart with joy and thanksgiving!

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

The best gift of all is the gift of His Son!  He forever satisfies before time's begun; The Son is the best – He's second to none; If you have Him, all your searching is done; For He, your heart, will eternally stun; Since your all in all is found in the Son!
"Believe in Him!" is the saving call; We make this plea to every and all; Faith in Him saved the wicked Saul; And turned him into the righteous Paul; Please trust in Him now lest Hell befall; And under God's wrath you bear the gall; So no longer doubt, take your time, or stall; Instead take this Christ as your all in all!
If you have Christ, you'll never perish or die; In Hell where poor sinners forever cry; From God's coming wrath you'll mount up and fly; You'll be safe in His arms – the gleam of His eye; Of joy He'll be your eternal supply!
Everlasting life is the promised reward; I promise you there, you'll never be bored; Delights beyond thought are there for you stored; When you finally enter in to the joy of your Lord; New heights of joy will forever be explored; As all glory and beauty to earth are restored; For there our great Christ will forever be adored!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Bled And Died On That Tree And Meant The Worst Evil To Ever Be As The Greatest Good You Would Ever See!

As God's Word said He would and should; He paid God's price on blood stained wood; And showed the greatest evil could; Be turned into the greatest good; When free up from that grave He stood!
God so powerfully works all things; All history happens as He brings; From His decree each detail springs; Even the pains we cry:  "That stings!"  O'er all of life He's King of kings; So in the pain – your heart it sings; He gives a strength like eagles' wings!
By far the worst evil this world has ever seen; Is the murder of Jesus so dark and obscene; Add the greatest evils up – the mean of the mean; And they cannot compare with Christ's Calvary scene; For there man killed God – two robbers He's between; He took a robber's place so that we could be clean; To win us forgiveness our Christ did intervene; If you repent and believe – on this Christ you'll lean; He'll wash away all your sins and make you pristine!
Now forevermore it's the "Good Friday" day; When God glorified His Son in full array; He made the worst evil salvation's way; And put mercy and justice on full display; So next time great evil takes your breath away; Remember that cross – all your hope and stay; God works all things for good – now even today; If you're His child, this is His final say; So cling to Him still – simply trust and obey; For this Christ is our all Whom we sinners did slay!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Friday, March 15, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Took All Our Blame So That For His Name We Would Have No Shame But Spread His Fame And Never Be The Same!

If of the Christ we are ashamed; On His great day we won't be claimed; May this as our sin not be named; But rather let Him be proclaimed; On our behalf His life was maimed; And all God's wrath forever tamed; For all your sin the Son was blamed; And rose up life to be reclaimed; For God's glory is what He aimed; And for this goal your heart inflamed; Because He loved those Satan claimed; And died for those who were ashamed!
His Words are life and they're all true; Though earth and sky may all fall through; His Words will stand – this world make new; So may we always preach this Jew; And tell the world: "This Christ look to!"; "Please trust in Him – He will save you!" And all that's sin and sad undo; With grace and mercy He'll pursue; And all your enemies subdue; Looking to Him, you'll be made new!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

Jesus' demands are often hard; "Impossible!" some do regard; But what with man is locked and barred; Christ opens up – the chains discard; For on that cross His body scarred; His back and head broken and marred; Hell's gates He crushed and did bombard; Now death is dead – all life He'll guard; So if you fail and Christ discard; Repent and trust His mercy card; Play it with hope and don't be jarred; For all His children He'll regard!
One day He'll come at the consummation; To be adored by every nation; The Father's glory on demonstration; The holy angels in formation; May we live a life on Christ's foundation; With an eye to His day of acclamation; Speak up for Him – man's only salvation; And teach His ethics – a high expectation; But most of all preach His cross devastation; For there in great shame He endured condemnation; And rose up from the grave – His coronation; To remove your shame if you'll trust His mediation; He'll acknowledge you forever in great celebration!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

"That's My King!" Who's The King Of Self Denial And Endured The Hardest Trial To Win God's Everlasting Smile!

Jesus calls for self denial; More self-esteem is not His style; In your own heart you'll find what's vile; He'll rip it out and make a pile; Against this heap you'll be hostile; You'll come away from self awhile; And "Christ is all!" will be your smile; Since you, to God, He'd reconcile; When on that cross He faced God's trial; And rose all glories to compile; For in His soul was found no guile!
To take up your cross means death to self by execution; That cross was Rome's death tool – a cruel institution; Much worse than our chair of death by sudden electrocution; Or the dreaded guillotine of the French Revolution; Death to sin and self must be our holy resolution; Christ died the greatest death to end sin's dark pollution; On His cross He took God's wrath – our penal substitution; To all sin, death, and pain – He's this world's only solution!

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

Jesus' call is to follow Me; Oh may God grant you eyes to see; The greatness of this One in Three; Who took our sin upon that tree; And then rose up to set us free; He truly is the Me of of me's; And all God's wrath He did appease; And now salvation guarantees; To joy and life He holds the keys; So bow to Him on bended knees!
If you lose your life for Jesus' sake; You'll save your life – make no mistake; He's worthy all else to forsake; He'll give you joy no trial can break; Consider your choice and what's at stake; Heaven and Hell – the fiery lake; Believe in Him – His mercy take; And from the dead you'll rise awake!
If you gain all riches and this world whole; There is no profit if you lose your soul; Owning all this world is an empty goal; Since hell's your payment – death's your toll; So come to Christ, He'll make you whole; For He alone can satisfy your soul!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Crushed The Serpent With Passion Fervent As The Suffering Servant!

Jesus taught His suffering was a must; Gruesome horror your stomach would disgust; On that cross He was humbled to the dust; For on that bloody tree He was made our lust; That though ungodly we could be made just; If in Him alone by faith we'd trust; And all our hopes and dreams on Him are thrust; He rose up from the dead to live robust; To save our lives from ending in the dust; Where all our treasures die and end in rust; But we will live for glory He discussed; All because our Holy King was killed and crushed!
The greatest Lover of all had to be rejected; By His own bride He was disrespected; Through pain and suffering He'd be perfected; As Messiah this was unexpected; Upon Himself all sin was collected; Where on that cross He was erected; To suffer and die alone dejected; But rose up from death all unaffected; The King of kings was resurrected; To save all those whom God elected; God's glory He perfectly reflected; Now we're the church – in love connected; So we can live as He directed; And we'll never be neglected; For by His love we're safe protected!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

Peter thought he should correct God's mistake; Rebuking Christ – on suffering he'd put the brake; The Messiah's mission he'd remake; Rebuking God is an insane mistake; He acted like the evil tempting snake; The suffering mission Christ would not forsake; So people could escape the fiery lake; If forsaking all, this Christ they'd take; He alone can heal your heart they'd break; For He alone can fill your life's deep ache; Since with His love He'll make you quake, shake, and all other loves forsake because His sight compels a double take when to His beauty your eyes awake!
Jesus loved Peter with a stern correction; With this word He crushed Satan's insurrection; Some love's received with only thick skin protection; Peter's mind was set on man's direction; God's plan is always the best selection; The way up's the way down in God's perfection; To die is to live – Christ's life reflection; On that cross He took the greatest rejection; So you would be loved with greatest affection; He loved before time when He chose your election; From the greatest Lover, there's no more rejection; For He proved His love by death and resurrection!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

"That's My King" Whose Sacrifice More Than Sufficed With Love And Beauty He Enticed And Above All He Is The Christ!

The question of all questions to every generation – "Who do you say that I am?" is Jesus' exact quotation; How you answer sets your eternal destination; Deny He's Messiah and suffer condemnation, or confess Him as Christ for a glorious salvation; If you get it right, it's God's holy revelation; So bow down to Him and worship in admiration!
John the Baptist was a bold, great man; Of those born of woman none's greater than; But there's still one Whose glory span can't be contained since time began; Christ will finish God's perfect plan, for He's the only One Who can; May in our hearts a flame He fan, for truly He's the greatest Man!
Elijah even raised the dead, and helped the widow bake her bread; But he himself was never dead; We need another in our stead; Who for our sins His blood would shed; And o'er our foes His feet would tread; A crown of thorns was on His head; For our salvation He has bled; And rose alive just as He said;  To all the world salvation spread;  He is the Christ our Living Bread!

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

He's the great anointed Prophet Who spoke God's Word; He's the greatest voice you've ever heard; His speech was clear and always stirred; He told the truth and never slurred; This awesome Gospel He conferred – our sins to Him were all transferred; God's wrath upon Himself incurred; Up from the grave He rose the third; Now lives forever undeterred, for He alone's the living Word!
He's the great anointed high Priest Who offered Himself and not a beast; He offered the offering and became the least; He was the offering so evil ceased;  Now His death is our glory feast; And He's no longer dead deceased; But lives – His beauty still increased and removes our sins far as west to east!
He's the great anointed, reigning King; Of all power He's the spring; He's never done one evil thing; But to you salvation He can bring; No matter what your sin or fling; If to Him alone by faith you'll cling; He'll raise you up – give your heart wing, and make your tongue forever sing!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

"That's My King!" Who Opens Blind Eyes And On That Cross Dies To Triumphantly Rise As Our Infinite Prize!

Jesus opens the eyes of the blind; In sin to darkness we're all confined; This is not the world that God designed; Because of sin we've all declined; Death is our curse by God assigned; But in His love and grace so kind; Our Christ God's Son in darkness shined; He died and rose to save the blind, and all our sin to cast behind; God's back, He won't again remind; In Christ all greatness is combined; In Him our treasure we must find, and more by Him we'll be refined; As to His love we're more inclined!
No matter how sick by His touch you'll be healed; From sin, death, and hell He's Invincible Shield; On that cross His perfect life He'd yield; Rising up from the grave your salvation He sealed; His glory and power no longer concealed; For your good all His might and love He'll wield; For God in the flesh has been revealed!
Spit in the face – that's full of shame; Christ turns for good – that is His aim; So at the cross – that evil maim; For our own sin He bore the blame, and took what's shame and made it tame – the greatest good the cross became!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

It's the LORD alone Who opens blind eyes; Therefore this truth our passage cries; Jesus is LORD our text implies; He's God on earth without disguise;  He's our infinite prize; He alone is wise; He never lies; And in love and grace size He's got everlasting supplies that will surprise; So don't compromise, but trust in Him and rise to enjoy unimaginable highs!
Plain truth His disciples were slow to discern; So He healed in stages so they could learn; Slowly and gradually their hearts would burn; Their eyes would be open – to Christ they'd turn; That He'd be made known their hearts would yearn!
It's a terrible shame to get spit in your face; But Christ takes the shame and makes it all grace; Sinners made Him blind as they tried His case; And they spit on Him with utter disgrace; Yet He takes every sin and shame so base, and casts it all to a forgotten place; All sin and shame He will erase, and leave you clean without a trace so that God, in Christ, you can embrace; And forever enjoy His amazing grace!

That's my King!  That's my King!