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

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

If We Have Christ, We Desire Nothing More!

"Wherever we turn in the church of God, there is Jesus. He is the beginning, middle and end of everything to us . . . There is nothing good, nothing holy, nothing beautiful, nothing joyous which He is not to His servants. No one need be poor, because, if he chooses, he can have Jesus for his own property and possession. No one need be downcast, for Jesus is the joy of heaven, and it is His joy to enter into sorrowful hearts. We can exaggerate about many things; but we can never exaggerate our obligation to Jesus, or the compassionate abundance of the love of Jesus to us. All our lives long we might talk of Jesus, and yet we should never come to an end of the sweet things that might be said of Him. Eternity will not be long enough to learn all He is, or to praise Him for all He has done, but then, that matters not; for we shall be always with Him, and we desire nothing more." Frederick Faber

Saturday, June 4, 2016

"Christ Is All" In The Coffin

Oh Father, please help me get back in the coffin.

Please help me live in the coffin.

True life only comes inside the coffin.

When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I need to do is get into the coffin.

When I am afraid, I need to get back in the coffin. Dead people don't fear.

When I am anxious, I need to get back in the coffin. Dead people don't worry.

When I am alone, I need to get back in the coffin. Dead people don't know they are alone.

When all my personal hopes and dreams are shattered, I need to get back in the coffin. Dead people don't have hopes and dreams.

When I selfishly desire my own happiness, I need to get back in the coffin. Dead people don't selfishly desire.

When I'm tempted to sin, I need to get back in the coffin. Dead people don't sin.

When I'm tempted to lust, I need to get back in the coffin. Dead people don't lust.

When I'm tempted to sin in anger, I need to get back in the coffin. Dead people don't feel unrighteous anger.

When I'm afraid I'll never get married, I need to get back in the coffin. Dead people don't need to be married.

When I'm afraid I'll never have children, I need to get back in the coffin. Dead people don't need children.

When I don't feel like praying, I need to get back in the coffin. Dead people pray.

When I don't feel like reading my Bible, I need to get back in the coffin. Dead people read their Bibles.

When Christ is not all to me, I need to get back in the coffin. Dead people know that Christ is all.

When God is not my greatest joy, I need to get back in the coffin. Dead people know that God is the greatest joy.

When I feel overwhelmed by the trials and hardships of this life, I need to get back in the coffin. Dead people have endured all trials and hardships.

Oh Joseph, get back in the coffin!

Jesus said: “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” (John 12:24)

One-way missionaries bought one-way tickets to the mission field and packed their bags in coffins.

Spurgeon said: “I have now concentrated all my prayers into one . . . that I may die to self, and live wholly to Him.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer said: “When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.”

Martin Luther said: “Until a man is nothing, God can make nothing out of him.”

“Then Jesus told His disciples, 'If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.'” (Matthew 16:24-25)

The truest, most full, most joyous, most satisfying life is found when you are dead inside the coffin.

Inside the coffin, life is gloriously beautiful!

Oh Joseph, get back in the coffin!

For inside the coffin, the Coffin Crusher dwells!