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

Friday, June 30, 2017

Looking unto Jesus — Hebrews 12:2

Isaac Ambrose wrote: 

The most excellent subject to discourse or write of is Jesus Christ. Augustine, having read Cicero's works, commended them for their eloquence; but he passed this sentence upon them: "They are not sweet because the name of Jesus is not in them." And Bernard's saying is near the same: "If thou writest, it doth not relish with me, unless I read Jesus there; if thou disputest or conferrest, it doth not relish well with me, unless Jesus [is found] there." Indeed all we say is but unsavory, if it is not seasoned with this salt: "I determined not to know any thing among you," saith Paul, "save Jesus Christ, and him crucified" (1Co 2:2). He resolved with himself before he preached among the Corinthians that this should be the only point of knowledge that he would profess himself to have skill in, and that, in the course of his ministry, he would labor to bring them to. This he made "the breadth, and length, and depth, and height" of his knowledge (Eph 3:18). "Yea, doubtless," saith he, "and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord" (Phi 3:8).

In this knowledge of Christ, there is an excellence above all other knowledge in the world. There is nothing more pleasing and comfortable, more animating and enlivening, more ravishing and soul contenting. Only Christ is the sun and center of all divinely revealed truths. We can preach nothing else as the object of our faith, as the necessary element of your soul’s salvation, which doth not some way or other either meet in Christ or refer to Christ. Only Christ is the whole of man's happiness: the Sun to enlighten him, the Physician to heal him, the Wall of fire to defend him, the Friend to comfort him, the Pearl to enrich him, the Ark to support him, the Rock to sustain him under the heaviest pressures, as "an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land" (Isa 32:2). Only Christ is that between earth and heaven, the Mediator between God and man (1Ti 2:5), a mystery, which the angels of heaven desire to pry, peep, and look into (1Pe 1:12) . . . we see that man is blind, and no sun but Christ can enlighten him; that man is naked, and no garment but Christ's can clothe him; that man is poor, and no treasure but Christ's can enrich him; that man is indebted, and none but Christ can make satisfaction for him; that man is empty, and none but Christ can fill him; that man is distressed, perplexed, tormented and none but Christ can quiet him. All this, and much more than this appears in the this glass of Jesus.

Monday, June 5, 2017

"That's My King!" In 1 John 2!

Jesus Alone Has Done No Sin
He's The Greatest That's Ever Been
And Though We Sin Through Him We Win
For He Was Crushed For All Our Sin
So Turn And Trust In Him Within
Then You Won't Sin New Life Begin!

That's my King!

All The Commandments Christ Did Keep
The Truths In Him Abide So Deep
O'er Those Who Break Commands He'd Weep
And Die For His Beloved Sheep
Then Rise The World In Joy He'd Steep
Now All His Words By Grace You'll Keep!

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

Christ Is The Beloved Who Came To Do
All That's Loving, Right, And True
The Way He Loved Now That's What's New
He Died For Those Who'd Hatred Spew
Then Rise And By His Love He Drew
His Sheep To Make Them Loving Too!

That's my King!

Jesus Paid It All For The Sake Of God's Name
His Son Always Has Been And Never Became
He Overcame The Devil And All That He'd Claim
When He Died For Our Blame And All Sinful Shame
Then Rose For The Glory And Fame Of God's Name
How The Father Loves You Just Like Jesus The Same!

That's my King!

Christ Did Not Love The World We See
From Every Kind Of Sin He'd Flee
And Love His Father To That Tree
Where He Would Die For You And Me
To Cast Our Sins Into the Sea
And Then Arise To Set Us Free
To Do God's Will – Forever Be!

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

Christ Never Went Out From God's Good Way
His Father's Will He Did Obey
And Serve And Love And Heal And Pray
Until That Cross Where They Would Slay
To Take His Perfect Life Away
Yet He Did Rise On That Third Day
To Keep Us Always In His Way
Now He Will Never Let Us Stray!

That's my King!

Jesus Christ Is The Anointed Son
He Died And Rose The Work Is Done
The Holy One's Great Reign Begun
To Have The Father Confess The Son
He's God And Man Second To None!

That's my King!

Christ Is The Beginning We Have Heard
The True, Divine, And Perfect Word
On Him Our Sins Have Been Transferred
He Died And Rose Up On The Third
Abide In Him – The Son's Preferred
From Righteousness Don't Be Deterred!

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

"That's My King!" In 1 John 1!

Christ The Beginning Has Been Heard
And Seen And Touched The Living Word
Our Sins To Him Have Been Transferred
And All God's Wrath On Him Incurred
But Then He Rose New Life Was Stirred
Now He's Our Joy Most Preferred!

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

Christ We Proclaim He Is The Light
In Him There Is No Darkness Night
He Died To Save And Make Us Right
And Rose With Joy, Hope, And Might
His Blood Does Cleanse Us In God's Sight
In Him We Shall Walk In The Light!

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