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, 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!