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

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Ten Reasons God Delights In Interethnic Marriages

1. God Delights In Interethnic Marriage Because Only One Race Exists

Acts 17:26: And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth

2. God Delights In Interethnic Marriage Because All Human Beings Are Made In God’s Image

Gen 1:27: God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male & female he created them

Psalm 8:4-5: what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.

3. God Delights In Interethnic Marriage Because He Hates Racism

a. Racism is the sin of partiality: James 2:1: My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.

b. Racism isn’t loving: Matthew 22:37-39: And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

c. Racism is hatred and murderous: 1 John 3:15: Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

d. Racism is against God: Colossians 3:11: Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.

4. God Delights In Interethnic Marriage Because He Loves All Nations

Genesis 12:3: I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.

Ezekiel 47:22: You will allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the foreigners living among you, who have fathered children among you. You will treat them like native-born Israelites; along with you, they will be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel.

Revelation 5:9: And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation”

5. God Delights in Interethnic Marriage Because He Delights In Marriage

Hebrews 13:4: Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

Ephesians 5:31-32: Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh." This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.

6. God Delights In Interethnic Marriage Because It Uniquely Displays Gospel Reconciliation In A Fallen World

Ephesians 2:14-16: For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.

John 17:22-23: The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

7. God Delights In Interethnic Marriage Because His Anger Burned Toward Those Who Opposed It

Numbers 12:1-2, 9-10: Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married, for he had married a Cushite woman. And they said, "Has the LORD indeed spoken only through Moses? Has he not spoken through us also?" And the LORD heard it . . . And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them, and he departed. When the cloud removed from over the tent, behold, Miriam was leprous, like snow. And Aaron turned toward Miriam, and behold, she was leprous.

"Further, because they were unable to allege any grounds, upon which Moses in himself was not far their superior, they seek to bring disgrace upon him on account of his wife; as if in half of himself he was inferior to them, because he had married a woman who was not of their own race, but a foreigner. They, therefore, cast ignominious aspersions upon him in the person of his wife, as if it were not at all becoming that he should be accounted the prince and head of the people, since his wife, and the companion of his bed, was a Gentile woman." John Calvin

"What is most significant about this context is that God does not get angry at Moses; he gets angry at Miriam for criticizing Moses. The criticism has to do with Moses’s marriage and Moses’s authority. The most explicit statement relates to the marriage: “Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married, for he had married a Cushite woman.” Then consider this possibility. In God’s anger at Miriam, Moses’s sister, God says in effect, “You like being light-skinned Miriam? I’ll make you light-skinned.” Numbers 12:10: “When the cloud removed from over the tent, behold, Miriam was leprous, like snow.” God says not a critical word against Moses for marrying a black, Cushite woman. But when Miriam criticizes God’s chosen leader for this marriage God strikes her skin with white leprosy. If you ever thought black was a biblical symbol for uncleanness, be careful; a worse white uncleanness could come upon you." John Piper

8. God Delights In Interethnic Marriage Because He Ordained That Interethnic Marriages Of Israelites With God Fearing Gentiles Be In The Genealogy Of Jesus Christ

Matthew 1:1-6, 16: The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers . . . and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David the king . . . and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.

Rahab was a Canannite: Hebrews 11:31: By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had given a friendly welcome to the spies.

Rahab married Salmon, an Israelite, and had baby Boaz!

Ruth was a Moabite: Ruth 1:14-17: Then they lifted up their voices and wept again. And Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her. And she said, "See, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law." But Ruth said, "Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the LORD do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you."

Ruth married Boaz, and Israelite, and had baby Obed. Obed fathered Jesse. Jesse fathered David!

9. God Delights In Interethnic Marriage Because He Delights When Those Who Know Him Marry One Another

Deuteronomy 7:3-4: You shall not intermarry with them, giving your daughters to their sons or taking their daughters for your sons, for they would turn away your sons from following me, to serve other gods. Then the anger of the LORD would be kindled against you, and he would destroy you quickly.

1 Kings 11:1-2: Now King Solomon loved many foreign women, along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women, from the nations concerning which the LORD had said to the people of Israel, "You shall not enter into marriage with them, neither shall they with you, for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods." Solomon clung to these in love.

Proverbs 31:30: Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Malachi 2:15-16: Has not the LORD made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth. "I hate divorce," says the LORD God of Israel

1 Corinthians 7:39: A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.

2 Corinthians 6:14-15: Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?

1 Corinthians 9:5: Do we not have the right to take along a believing wife, as do the other apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas?

Ephesians 5:22, 25: Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord . . . Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her

10. God Delights In Interethnic Marriage Because The Model Marriage – The Greatest Of All Marriages – Is An Interethnic Marriage

Revelation 5:9: And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation”

The marriage which all other godly marriages are to be modeled after and point to; the most beautiful, glorious, loving, satisfying, holy marriage – the marriage of all marriages is an interracial marriage: a Jewish carpenter and crucified and risen King, married to a bride from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation!

"Sinners, if you marry him all is yours. All his riches are yours forever. If you are in debt even a thousand talents, he has enough to pay all. All he asks is your consent. Will you come to the King's supper? Will you embrace him, accept him as your all? What do you say? What answer shall I return to the great King who sent me to you?" Gilbert Tennet

Jesus’ Precious Bride Shall Come From Every Nation
An Interracial Marriage With All Joy And Celebration
From Every Tribe And Tongue He Died For Our Salvation
And Took God’s Wrath For Sin As Our Full Propitiation
Then Rose And Conquered Death In Glorious Exaltation
To Make Us One In Christ For Reconciliation
So Now We Love Each Other With Christ As Our Foundation
And Crush All Racial Sin Since We Are His New Creation!

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

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

"That's My King!" In An Interracial Marriage!

Jesus' Precious Bride Shall Come From Every Nation
An Interracial Marriage With All Joy And Celebration
From Every Tribe And Tongue He Died For Our Salvation
And Took God's Wrath For Sin As Our Full Propitiation
Then Rose And Conquered Death In Glorious Exaltation
To Make Us One In Christ For Reconciliation
So Now We Love Each Other With Christ As Our Foundation
And Crush All Racial Sin Since We Are His New Creation!

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

Saturday, November 16, 2019

The Supremacy And Power Of Prayer In The Book Of Acts!

1. Prayer Comes First
Acts 1:14

2. Everyone Prays
Acts 1:14

3. Everyone Prays In Agreement
Acts 1:14

4. Everyone Devotes Themselves To Prayer
Acts 1:14

5. God Guided The Early Church Through Prayer
Acts 1:23-26

6. The Church That Resulted From Peter’s Pentecost Preaching Perpetually Pursued Prayer
Acts 2:36-42

7. God’s People Have Always Been A Praying People
Acts 3:1

8. The Disciples Praised God In Prayer, Prayed The Bible, Prayed About Their Problems, And Prayed For Power To Preach
Acts 4:23-31

9. Prayer Is More Important Than Feeding The Hungry
Acts 6:1-4

10. Leaders In The Church And Missionaries Need Your Prayers
Acts 6:6; Acts 13:2-3; Acts 14:23

11. The Early Church Fasted And Prayed
Acts 13:2-3; Acts 14:23

12. The Holy Spirit Works In Response To Our Prayers
Acts 8:14-15, 17

13. Salvation And Forgiveness Come When Sinners Pray To God For Mercy
Acts 8:18-24; Acts 22:16

14. Baby Christians Pray
Acts 9:11

15. Christians In The Early Church Were Named After Prayer
Acts 9:13-14

16. The Early Church Did Mighty, Miraculous Works Through Prayer
Acts 9:40

17. God Hears The Prayers Of Those Who Truly Seek Him
Acts 10:1-5

18. The Early Church Broke Chains Through Prayer
Acts 12:5-7

19. The Early Church Was Always Praying
Acts 12:12; Acts 20:36-38; Acts 21:5-6; Acts 22:17; Acts 27:34-35; Acts 28:8

20. Prayer Was So Important To The Early Church That They Designated Special Places For Prayer
Acts 16:13, 16

21. The Early Church Prayed In The Midst Of Persecution
Acts 16:22-26

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thomas Goodwin On Love And Anger At The Cross

1. "That he, that is God blessed forever, should be made a curse, this you have in Gal. 3:13. That he, that is, 'the Holy One of Israel,' should be made sin, aye, and what is more, he that cannot endure sin, for nothing is more contrary to the holiness of God than sin, and yet 'he that knew no sin was made sin,' this you have in 2 Cor. 5:21. That God should never be more angry with his Son than when he was most pleased with him, for so it was when Christ hung upon the cross, God did find a sweet-smelling savour of rest and satisfaction even when he cried out, 'My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?'"

Thomas Goodwin, The Works Of  Thomas Goodwin, Volume 4, Chapter 2, Glory Of The Gospel (Tanski Publications: Eureka, California: 1996), 275.

2. "Our Lord and Saviour Christ is God blessed for ever; therefore, say the papists, he did not suffer the displeasure of God in his soul. Why, say they, can God love his Son and be angry with him at the same time? And he that is God blessed for ever, can he be made a curse in his soul? Yes, take him as a surety. They take part with one truth of the gospel to exclude the other, whereas the gospel is a reconciliation of both these, and therein lies the depth of it."

The Works Of  Thomas Goodwin, 277.

3. "And also this offering up himself was so sweet a smelling sacrifice to God (as Eph. V. 2), that although God expressed never so much anger against Christ as when he hung upon the cross, yet he was never so well pleased by him as then . . . ."

Thomas Goodwin, Christ Our Mediator, (Sovereign Grace Publishers, Grand Rapids: 1971), 136.

4. "The place where he had prayed, and been refreshed, there is his agony and encounter; a garden turned into hell. His sweet communion with God there is now turned into wrestling with God's anger falling on him here . . . ."

Christ Our Mediator, 200

5. "Thus when it is said, that Christ was made a curse, not only in bodily miseries, but in his soul also, the meaning is not that the hypostatical union was dissolved, or the influence of divine grace restrained, but only, that in regard of comfort he was ' forsaken' of God, and felt the fearful effects of his anger due to our sins, without sin and despair."

Christ Our Mediator, 272

6. "It signifies 'to be in horror.' No sooner hath these our sins presented themselves to him, as being our surety, but that withal thunder and lightning from God do presently strike him, and his wrath and curse for them suddenly arrests him; this was it that put him into such an amazement as contains in it both fear and horror. His Father is presented unto him as an angry judge brandishing his sword of justice."

Thomas Goodwin commenting on this passage: Mark 14:33: And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled.

Christ Our Mediator, 275.

7. "A soul having thus taken the guilt of sin upon it, God may justly vent his anger upon such a soul for sin, and express that anger against that soul, as against the sinner, though otherwise God loves him. For it is just with God to inflict his wrath and curse for sin on whomsoever he finds that sin, whether by personal guilt of by imputation. And therefore it is no wonder if he be accursed by God, who hath the guilt of that upon him which God hates, and therefore curseth. If God cursed the earth because of man's sin, which was but his house he dwelt in, then much more must man's surety expect wrath and a curse, who will be so hardy as to take his sin upon him."

Christ Our Mediator, 281.

8. "And further; that soul, though innocent in itself, may be made sensible of the impressions of that anger for sin thus imputed."

Christ Our Mediator, 281.

9. "He might look upon himself as a Son, and a Son performing an obedience to his Father, even in suffering his wrath, and never pleasing him more than now, and in that respect most beloved of him; and yet withal, as a surety for sinners, and so punished, and in that respect he might apprehend God for the present angry, and full of wrath against him, as being made sin and so a curse for us, yet so as to the end that he might be well pleased with sinners in him. And both these differing apprehensions of his did Christ accordingly express in that one sentence, 'My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?' He speaks it as apprehending himself a Son still, and united to God, and beloved of him, and yet forsaken by him, and, as a surety, accursed."

Christ Our Mediator, 283.

10. "But there was another principle in him, and that was present sense of the impressions of God's anger: his mind by sight or vision seeing nothing else, and his will by the impressions on it feeling nothing else."

Christ Our Mediator, 284.

11. "If your sins brought Christ upon his knees (as they did in the garden) before God as an angry judge, they may well bring you upon your knees also."

Christ Our Mediator, 290

12. "And considered either as lamb or shepherd, we find that God being angry with him whilst thus he bore our sins, insomuch as he is said in his wrath to have smitten this shepherd with his sword, and smitten him unto death . . . ."

Christ Our Mediator, 370

Some other pertinent quotations:

a. ". . . he was made a curse, and encountered his Father's wrath, which, first, the darkness that was then about him may inform us of. If ever the face of hell were upon the earth, it was at that day."

Christ Our Mediator, 278.

b. "Yea, and by reason of the incapacity of the damned in hell to take in the full measure of God's wrath due to them for their sins, therefore their punishment, though it be eternal, yet never satisfies, because they can never take in all, as Christ could and did, and so theirs is truly less than what Christ underwent. And therefore Christ's punishment ought not in justice to be eternal, as theirs is, because he could take it all in a small space, and more fully satisfy God's wrath in a few hours, than they could unto all eternity."

Christ Our Mediator, 285

c. "Here God blessed for ever is made a curse, the light and life of the world and fountain of life is killed, the Lord of glory debased, the fulness of the Godhead emptied, emptied to nothing; he who is one with God in essence, in title to glory, is separated and accursed from him and by him, and laid as low as hell; and all this because he was made sin."

Christ Our Mediator, 288

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

"That's My King!" Who Prayed With Greatest Devotion!

Jesus Christ Prayed With Greatest Devotion
Through Blood, Sweat, And Tears He Cried With Emotion
Then Suffered God's Wrath To That Lowest Demotion
Yet Rose From The Dead Setting New Life In Motion
Now All Our Sins Are Cast Deep In The Ocean
So We Pray To Our Father With Joyful Devotion!

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

Monday, November 11, 2019

Some Sins Are More Evil In God's Sight Than Others - And Jesus Saves From Them All!

1. God makes a distinction between unintentional sins and high handed sins in the Old Testament

Numbers 15:27-31: If one person sins unintentionally, he shall offer a female goat a year old for a sin offering. And the priest shall make atonement before the LORD for the person who makes a mistake, when he sins unintentionally, to make atonement for him, and he shall be forgiven. You shall have one law for him who does anything unintentionally, for him who is native among the people of Israel and for the stranger who sojourns among them. But the person who does anything with a high hand, whether he is native or a sojourner, reviles the LORD, and that person shall be cut off from among his people. Because he has despised the word of the LORD and has broken his commandment, that person shall be utterly cut off; his iniquity shall be on him.

2. God assigned more or less severe punishments depending on the sin committed in the Old Testament

Exodus 21:15-17: Whoever strikes his father or his mother shall be put to death. Whoever steals a man and sells him, and anyone found in possession of him, shall be put to death. Whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death.

Exodus 22:1: If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and kills it or sells it, he shall repay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.

3. God told Ezekiel that he would see greater abominable sin than he was already seeing

Ezekiel 8:6: And he said to me, "Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel are committing here, to drive me far from my sanctuary? But you will see still greater abominations."

4. Jesus said people who sin with more knowledge will receive a more severe punishment than those who sin with less knowledge

Luke 12:47-48: And that servant who knew his master's will but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating. But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.

5. Jesus said certain people will suffer more than others on the day of judgment

Matthew 11:23-24: And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I tell you that it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you.

Luke 10:10-14: But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, 'Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.' I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town. "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it will be more bearable in the judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you.

6. Jesus said some sins are greater than others

John 19:11: Jesus answered him, "You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above. Therefore he who delivered me over to you has the greater sin."

7. There is an unpardonable sin in the Bible, showing this sin is worse than other sins

Matthew 12:31: Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.

8. There is a sin leading to death in the Bible, showing this sin is worse than other sins

1 John 5:16-17: If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life - to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that. All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death.

9. There is a sin God calls unthinkable to Him

Jeremiah 7:31: And they have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command, nor did it come into my mind.

10. Sexual sin is spoken of as a sin that is worse than other sins because it is a sin against your own body

1 Corinthians 6:18-20: Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

11. God says that deliberately sinning after you have the knowledge of the truth is particularly evil

Hebrews 10:26-27: For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries.

12. God says that those who reject the revelation found in Christ will receive a worse punishment than those who sinned under the old covenant

Hebrews 10:28-31: Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has spurned the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, "Vengeance is mine; I will repay." And again, "The Lord will judge his people." It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

13. God lists sins that He particularly hates

Proverbs 6:16-19: There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

14. God speaks of a sin that is so bad that it is not even tolerated among godless, pagan people

1 Corinthians 5:1: It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife.

15. Turning away from God after receiving many evangelical blessings is particularly evil in God's sight

Hebrews 6:4-6: For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they then fall away, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.

16. Causing children to stumble is particularly evil in God's sight

Mark 9:42: Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.

17. You can sin in such a way that you are twice as much a son of hell when compared with others

Matthew 23:15: Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel across sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves.

18. Paul called himself one of the greatest and worst of sinners

1 Timothy 1:15-16: Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.

19. The unbiblical notion that all sin and sinners are equally evil in God’s sight steals the joy of those who know they have been forgiven much

Luke 7:44-50: Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven - for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little." And he said to her, "Your sins are forgiven." Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, "Who is this, who even forgives sins?" And he said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."

20. This is what the historic, Reformed catechisms teach

The Westminster Shorter Catechism teaches this biblical truth in Question 83:

Q. Are all transgressions of the law equally heinous?
A. Some sins in themselves, and by reason of several aggravations, are more heinous in the sight of God than others.

(See also the Westminster Larger Catechism questions 150 and 151)

The Heidelberg Catechism teaches this biblical truth in Question 100:

Q. Is the blaspheming of God's Name by swearing and cursing such a grievous sin that God is angry also with those who do not prevent and forbid it as much as they can?
A. Certainly, for no sin is greater or provokes God's wrath more than the blaspheming of His Name. That is why He commanded it to be punished with death.

Only Jesus Christ, the God-Man, through His life, death, and resurrection, can save you from all of your sins! He took the wrath of God that you and I deserve for our sins on Himself, died on the cross, and rose again so that we might be saved! Repent and believe in Him today!

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Unthinkable Sin Of Abortion And The Unfathomable Mercy Of God!

Jesus Died For The Sin That's Unthinkable
Parents Destroy Their Children So Lovable
Abortion Is Murder That's Legal And Clinical
For All Those Involved It Ought To Be Criminal
Our Only Hope Is The God Who Is Merciful
He Killed His Son With A Wrath That's Unquenchable
Then Raised From The Dead And Conquered Unconquerable
Repent And Believe To Find Life Invincible
No Matter Your Sin Through Christ It's Forgivable
No Condemnation Is Yours And It's Biblical
Rejoice In Christ With A Joy That's Unspeakable!

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

Friday, November 1, 2019

The Supremacy And Power Of The Word Of God In The Book Of Acts

1. The Word Of God Must Be Fulfilled And It Guided The Early Church
Acts 1:15-16, 20-22

2. The Word Of God Is The Source And Content Of Christian Preaching
Acts 2:14-36

3. The Word Of God Must Receive Our Devotion
Acts 2:42

4. The Word Of God Points Us To Jesus And His Death And Resurrection
Acts 3:18-26; 10:43

5. The Word Of God Annoys People And It May Get You Put In Jail
Acts 4:1-3

6. The Word Of God Is Used By God To Save Sinners
Acts 4:4

7. The Word Of God Must Be Proclaimed With Prayer And Boldness
Acts 4:29-31

8. The Word Of God Will Not Be Contained By Prison Doors
Acts 5:19-21

9. The Word Of God Is More Important Than Feeding The Hungry
Acts 6:1-4

10. The Word Of God Is Living, It’s Our Life, And It’s Life-Giving
Acts 7:38

11. The Word Of God Spreads Because Of Persecution
Acts 8:1, 4

12. The Word Of God Received Is A Sign That God Is At Work
Acts 8:14-15

13. The Word Of God Being Spoken Is One Of The Greatest Acts Of Acts
Acts 8:25; 11:19; 13:5; 13:7; 14:25; 15:35; 15:36; 16:32; 17:13

14. The Word Of God Tells Us The Good News About Jesus
Acts 8:32-35

15. The Word Of God Works Through The Power Of The Holy Spirit To Save Sinners
Acts 10:44-45

16. The Word Of God Will Always Be Triumphant And Will Give God All The Glory, Honor, And Praise
Acts 12:21-24

17. The Word Of God Is Captivating Not Boring
Acts 13:44

18. The Word Of God Is To Be Glorified And It Saves All Whom God Chooses To Save
Acts 13:48-49

19. The Word Of God Preaches God’s Grace
Acts 14:3

20. The Word Of God Should Be Studied And Examined Eagerly
Acts 17:11

21. The Word Of God Proclaims That Jesus Is The Christ
Acts 18:5

22. The Word Of God Is Central To The Christian Life And Must Be Taught Patiently
Acts 18:11

23. The Word Of God Is Able To Make You More Like Christ And Keep You Faithful To God
Acts 20:32

24. The Word Of God Must Be The Center Of Our Evangelism
Acts 17:2-3; 26:22-23

25. The Word Of God Enables Us To Be Bold Witnesses For Jesus And Helpful To The Saints
Acts 18:24, 26-28

Thursday, October 31, 2019

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

The Word Made Flesh Must Still Increase
The God-Man's Famous We Decrease
He Took God's Wrath To Grant Us Peace
And Rose Again To Make Death Cease
Now His Word's Our Centerpiece
We Grasp And Read And Won’t Release
More Valuable Than Golden Piece
By It We're Made His Masterpiece
So Speak His Word It's God's Mouthpiece
And In Your Life Christ Will Increase!

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

Monday, October 14, 2019

Remembering God While Visiting A Battleship

1. Remember the greatness of God

The USS New Jersey is huge! It’s the length of three football fields. It weighs 60,000 tons fully loaded. Its armor is steel that ranges from 6 inches to 20 inches thick. Its 16 inch guns shoot a shell that weighs 2,700 pounds (the weight of a car) 23 miles. It is a big and powerful ship.

When you see big and powerful creations of mankind, you ought to be reminded of the bigness and greatness of God. As the children’s song states: “My God is so big and so strong and so mighty there’s nothing my God cannot do!” I remember when I reported to my first ship in the Navy, I was overwhelmed by the size of the ship and by the size of the task of serving as an officer on board. God brought me comfort by reminding me of His superior greatest and power in Isaiah 40.

a. The great nations who created battleships are like drops in a bucket compared to God: they are even like dust:

Isaiah 40:15: Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as the dust on the scales; behold, he takes up the coastlands like fine dust.

b. God holds the vast oceans on which battleships sail in the palm of His hand:

Isaiah 40:12: Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?

c. The men and women who designed this ship and sailed her and served on her are all dead or will die. This ship needs constant repair and refurbishing and will eventually totally deteriorate, but God and His Word last forever and need no help or anything else from anyone:

Isaiah 40:8: The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.

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.

d. When you are out in the middle of the ocean on a ship like this, you can see the stars more clearly because there is no background light. It’s an amazing view that reminds us of the greatness of God:

Isaiah 40:26: Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing.

e. Rulers of the earth (kings and presidents) sent these ships to obey their orders to protect and defend, but God is the Ruler above all rulers: the President of presidents! He is King of kings and Lord of lords!

Isaiah 40:21-23: Do you not know? Do you not hear? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in; who brings princes to nothing, and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness.

f. Many men and women served on this ship in the vigor and strength of their youth. Even they grew weary in various battles, but our God never grows tired or weary:

Isaiah 40:28-31: Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

2. Remember our greatest battle has been won by Jesus through His death and resurrection

Battleships were created to protect nations from their enemies and to fight against and destroy the greatest threats any nation faced to ensure they could live in peace. Our greatest threats are not physical enemies or warring nations, but the world, the flesh (our own sin), and the devil. We needed to be delivered from the threat of God’s wrath because of our sin. God so loved sinners that He sent Jesus to deliver us from all of these threats and enemies by dying on the cross for our sins, bearing the wrath and curse of God, and rising from the dead. Like Noah’s ark (another kind of ship) saved God’s people from God’s wrath in Noah’s day, so Jesus is like our great battleship Who absorbed God’s wrath so we might be saved!

Romans 5:8: God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Colossians 2:13-15: And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers & authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.

1 John 3:8: Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.

Hebrews 2:14-15: Since . . . the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.

Romans 5:1: Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 17:30-31: now he commands all people everywhere to repent,  because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.

1 Cor. 15:25-26, 55-58: For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death . . . "O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?" The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

3. Remember we are fighting in a battle to be more like Jesus

Battleships were made for war. They were made to fight enemies. As Christians, we have enemies. Because Jesus has won the major battle against sin and the devil, and because we have been united to Christ by faith and have His Holy Spirit dwelling in us, we are in a daily battle to fight against the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil. Battleships are covered with thick, steel armor for protection from their enemies. We too must put on our armor – the full armor of God.

Ephesians 6:10-18: Finally, be strong in the Lord & in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh & blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, & having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, & having put on the breastplate of righteousness, &, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; & take the helmet of salvation, & the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5: For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ

4. Remember you must exercise self-control and discipline as you fight to grow in Christ

The military personnel who served on this battleship had to be disciplined. Military training and military life demands discipline and self-control. Those who stand watch must keep awake, alert, and watchful. In the same way, those who follow Christ must, by the power of the Holy Spirit and by reliance on God, exercise self-control and discipline themselves for godliness. They must be watchful to avoid temptation, pursue God in His Word and in prayer, and seek the help, fellowship, and oversight of the local church.

1 Timothy 4:7-8: Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27: Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.

Galatians 5:22-23: But the fruit of the Spirit is . . . self-control

1 Corinthians 16:13: Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

Colossians 4:2: Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

5. Remember that Jesus Christ must have control of all parts of your life as Lord and King

As you walk through the battleship, notice that it is “compartmentalized.” The ship is made up of numerous smaller compartments that can each be sealed off and made watertight so that if one or two compartments are damaged in battle, those compartments can be sealed shut so that water damage will not spread (notice the hatches – doors – that can be sealed shut and made watertight). This is great for ships to help them sustain damage and still remain afloat. But if you do this with your life in Christ, you will not last long in the Christian fight to be more like Christ. We must never “compartmentalize” our lives with Christ. Robert Munger’s little booklet, “My Heart Christ’s Home” really helped me see this clearly. When you trust in Jesus Christ, He must have access and control over all of your life, not just parts of it. He wants all of you to come under His rule and Lordship: your heart, your intellect, your will, your emotions, your body, your sex life, your life at home, your life at work, your life at school, your life with money, your life on the internet, your life in all of your relationships – all of it! Jesus will not allow you to say to Him: “Not that compartment – I can handle that on my own Jesus!” You must open up every compartment and aspect of your life to Him and submit to His Lordship in every area. You also cannot hide sin and cherish sin and expect to grow in Christ-likeness.

Acts 16:31: Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved

Psalm 139:23-24: Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

Luke 9:23-24: If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.

Proverbs 28:13: Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

Psalm 66:18: If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.

1 John 1:8-9: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Philippians 3:7-8: 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

6. Remember we are under authority and must submit to and respect authority

Battleships represent the powerful authority of the state or civil government. God has placed us all under authority. First and foremost we are under His authority. But He has also placed us under other authorities like parents, other family members, teachers, church leaders, and civil authorities (police, government leaders, etc.). We should seek to respect and obey those authorities, as long as they do not contradict God and His Word. We must always obey God rather than men if we must choose between the two.

Romans 13:1-7: Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For the same reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.

Acts 5:29: But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.”

7. Remember the gift of living in a free country and be thankful

One powerful memory I have from my high school years was listening to the national anthem before one of my wrestling matches and being overwhelmed with thankfulness that I was born in a free country. We enjoy numerous freedoms in the United States that many others do not enjoy. Most importantly, we have the freedom to worship the one true and living God according to His Word. We have the freedom to worship and serve the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We have the freedom to meet with other Christians to pursue God together in the local church. This is a rich blessing that we should never take for granted. Many other people all over the world do not have this same freedom. Men and women, like those who served on this battleship, died so that we might have that freedom. Be thankful.

1 Thess. 5:18: give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

8. Remember that God is a warrior – delight in Him and fear Him

Battleships are mighty war machines. They are strong fortresses and safe places for those who take refuge within them, but they are a horrific terror to those who fight against them. God is described in the Bible as a mighty warrior (think of how he fought against Pharaoh and the Egyptians to set His people free from slavery), and Jesus is coming back to make war on all His and our enemies. We should rejoice in our mighty warrior God – He is a refuge of safety for us. And we should fear ever turning away from Him to go our own way. On the last day, we want to be on His side by trusting wholly in Christ alone by grace alone through faith alone according to the Bible alone and all for the glory of God alone!

Exodus 15:2-3: The LORD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him. The LORD is a man of war; the LORD is his name.

Isaiah 42:13: The LORD will march out like a mighty man, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies.

Proverbs 18:10: The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.

Hebrews 12:28-29: let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.

Revelation 19:11-16: Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.

9. Remember we are all made in God’s image and Jesus died and rose for all nations

While this battleship was in service, our African-American brothers and sisters were not treated with love, equality, and dignity. Racism, segregation, and white supremacy ruled and was protected by law while this ship served. Many African-Americans fought for their country, but their country did not love and respect them in return. We must reject all of this evil racism. We must always remember that God created every human being in His own image, equal in value and dignity. And Jesus died to save sinners from every tribe and language and people and nation in order to make us one in Christ.

Genesis 1:26-27: Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Acts 17:26: And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place

Matthew 22:37-39: And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Ephesians 2:14-16: For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.

John 17:20-22: I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one . . . .

Colossians 3:11: Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.

Revelation 5:9: And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation”

10. Remember to pray for peace in the world, the salvation of sinners, and the return of Christ

A Battleship is a sad reminder of the fact that this world is fallen and not the way it’s supposed to be. There is sin in the world which leads to violence, hatred, murder, war, and death. May your visit remind you to pray for an end to violence, oppression, evil, injustice, and war around the world. May your visit remind you to pray for the salvation of sinners through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ – He is the only true and final answer to all of these evils. And may your visit remind you to pray for Jesus to return and to return quickly. Only when He returns will there be true and lasting peace on earth.

Luke 18:1: they ought always to pray and not lose heart.

1 Thessalonians 5:17: pray without ceasing

Romans 5:12: Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned

Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Isaiah 9:6: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Revelation 21:1-4; 22:1-5, 20: Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” . . . Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever . . . He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

11. Remember to boast only in the cross

I served in the United States Navy for five years after I graduated from college. It was one of the hardest, most humbling times of my life. God used many experiences while I was in the Navy to show me that I truly have nothing to be proud about or to boast in, in and of myself. God used the Navy to show me that “I’m a poor sinner, and nothing at all. But Jesus Christ is my all in all.” That is a lesson I’m still learning today, and a lesson I must fight to remember every moment of every day.

James 4:6: But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

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.”

Jeremiah 9:23-24: Thus says the LORD: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD.”

1 Corinthians 1:31: Therefore, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

Galatians 6:14: But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Don't Propitiate Propitiation

If you propitiate propitiation, it is no longer propitiation.

If you propitiate (remove the personal anger of God) from propitiation (the removal of God's personal anger through the death of Christ), then propitiation is no longer removing anything (there's nothing left to be removed).

If you propitiate propitiation, propitiation doesn't propitiate anymore. It's propitiation no longer because you've castrated the word of all of its meaning.

The cross would become absolutely unnecessary and pointless.

In other words, if you remove the personal anger of God from the doctrine of propitiation, then the doctrine of propitiation no longer means the removal or satisfaction of anger because there is no more anger to be removed or satisfied. You've already removed it by saying that the Father could never be personally angry with His Son.

You yourself, with fallen human reason, have removed God's anger from the equation by a faulty understanding of the Mediator's work on the cross and by a faulty application of trinitarian theology. God's anger wasn't meant to be removed that way.

Our only hope is that on the cross, the personal Jesus was made our personal sin, and therefore bore the personal anger of the personal God Who takes our sin very personally and then personally rose from the dead so that we might be personally saved from a personal hell where God is very personally angry at personal sinners forever and ever. Jesus personally saved us from that!

Hallelujah! What a personal Savior!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

The Earthquake At The Cross

Earthquakes are a sign of God's very personal wrath and anger all over the Bible. And the earth quaked when Jesus died on that cross:

"Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place, at the wrath of the Lord of hosts in the day of his fierce anger." Isaiah 13:13

"For in my jealousy and in my blazing wrath I declare, On that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel." Ezekiel 38:19

"O God, you have rejected us, broken our defenses; you have been angry; oh, restore us. You have made the land to quake . . . ." Psalm 60:1-2

"Then the earth reeled and rocked; the foundations also of the mountains trembled and quaked, because he was angry." Psalm 18:7

"The earth is utterly broken, the earth is split apart, the earth is violently shaken. The earth staggers like a drunken man; it sways like a hut; its transgression lies heavy upon it, and it falls, and will not rise again. On that day the Lord will punish . . . ." Isaiah 24:19-21

"He who removes mountains, and they know it not, when he overturns them in his anger, who shakes the earth out of its place, and its pillars tremble . . . ." Job 9:5-6

"And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit. And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split." Matthew 27:50-51

On that cross, Jesus endured the earth-shaking personal wrath and anger of God, so that we might enjoy the peace and stability of God's mercy, grace, and forgiveness!

Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Darkness At The Cross

Darkness is a sign of God's very personal wrath and anger all over the Bible. And darkness consumed Jesus at the cross:

"Who can stand before his indignation? Who can endure the heat of his anger? His wrath is poured out like fire, and the rocks are broken into pieces by him . . . with an overflowing flood he will make a complete end of the adversaries, and will pursue his enemies into darkness." Nahum 1:6, 8

"From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land." Matthew 27:45

On that cross, Jesus endured the darkness of the personal wrath and anger of God, so that we might enjoy the light of God's mercy, grace, and forgiveness!

Hallelujah! What a Savior!

The Prophets And The Cross

The prophets are so helpful in understanding exactly what Jesus endured on the cross for sinners. 

Since Jesus was made sin (law-breaking and idolatry) on the cross (2 Corinthians 5:21), the favor of His Father was withdrawn from Him; He was not pitied or spared (Romans 8:32), the sword of the LORD was raised against Jesus (Zechariah 13:7); He was made a reproach and a taunt in the sight of all who passed by (Mark 15:29); He was punished in ANGER; and all God's wrath and ANGER was spent on Christ on the cross. Only then was the Father's anger turned away from us. That's penal substitution. That's the Gospel. No hope without it.

"You have been more unruly than the nations around you and have not followed my decrees or kept my laws . . . I myself will withdraw my favor; I will not look on you with pity or spare you . . . I will scatter to the winds and pursue with drawn sword. Then my anger will cease and my wrath against them will subside, and I will be avenged. And when I have spent my wrath upon them, they will know that I the LORD have spoken in my zeal. I will make you a ruin and a reproach among the nations around you, in the sight of all who pass by. You will be a reproach and a taunt, a warning and an object of horror to the nations around you when I inflict punishment on you in anger and in wrath and with stinging rebuke. I the LORD have spoken." Ezekiel 5:7,11,12-15

He Spared Not His Own Son

We are told that God the Father did not "spare" (φείδομαι) His own Son on the cross: "He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all . . . ." Romans 8:32

What does it mean for the judging, angry God not to spare someone? The same word for "spare" in the LXX (Greek translation of the Old Testament) is used the following ways against God's enemies - hint, hint - it includes the personal anger of God toward them:

"He made a path for his anger; he did not spare them from death, but gave their lives over to the plague." Psalm 78:50

"And I will dash them one against another, fathers and sons together, declares the LORD. I will not pity or spare or have compassion, that I should not destroy them." Jeremiah 13:14

"He shall strike them down with the edge of the sword. He shall not pity them or spare them or have compassion." Jeremiah 21:7

"Therefore, as I live, declares the Lord GOD, surely, because you have defiled my sanctuary with all your detestable things and with all your abominations, therefore I will withdraw. My eye will not spare, and I will have no pity. A third part of you shall die of pestilence and be consumed with famine in your midst; a third part shall fall by the sword all around you; and a third part I will scatter to all the winds and will unsheathe the sword after them. Thus shall my anger spend itself, and I will vent my fury upon them and satisfy myself. And they shall know that I am the LORD - that I have spoken in my jealousy - when I spend my fury upon them." Ezekiel 5:11-13

"Now the end is upon you, and I will send my anger upon you; I will judge you according to your ways, and I will punish you for all your abominations. And my eye will not spare you, nor will I have pity, but I will punish you for your ways . . . ." Ezekiel 7:3-4

"Now I will soon pour out my wrath upon you, and spend my anger against you, and judge you according to your ways, and I will punish you for all your abominations. And my eye will not spare, nor will I have pity." Ezekiel 7:8-9

"Therefore I will act in wrath. My eye will not spare, nor will I have pity." Ezekiel 8:18

Praise God that Jesus took THIS judgment that we deserve for our sins upon Himself on that cross, so that we will never endure the personal anger of God in hell! WE WILL BE SPARED BECAUSE HE WAS NOT SPARED!

Hallelujah! What a Savior!

He Was Struck Down By God

Isaiah 53:4 teaches that God struck (מֻכֵּ֥ה) His Son on the cross: "Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted."

Ezekiel 7 helps us understand what it means to be struck by God: His wrath poured out; His ANGER spent; His judgment; His punishment; no sparing; no pity:

"Now I will soon pour out my wrath upon you, and spend my anger against you, and judge you according to your ways, and I will punish you for all your abominations. And my eye will not spare, nor will I have pity. I will punish you according to your ways, while your abominations are in your midst. Then you will know that I am the LORD, who strikes [מֻכֵּ֥ה]." Ezekiel 7:8-9

On that cross, Jesus was made our sin and was struck down by God: The Father poured out His wrath on the Son; The Father's anger was spent on His own Son; He endured God's judgment and punishment; There was no sparing or pity . . . So that all those who repent and believe in Christ will be spared and pitied and never face the wrath, anger, judgement, and punishment of God!

Hallelujah! What a Savior!

God's Personal Anger Had To Be Propitiated - No Hope Without It!

If you remove the personal anger of God from the striking of God, then the striking of God is a joy and delight.

If you remove the personal anger of God from the crushing of God, then the crushing of God is a joy and delight.

If you remove the personal anger of God from the cup Jesus drank on the cross, then the cup Jesus drank on the cross was a joy and delight.

If you remove the personal anger of God from the curse of God, then the curse of God is a joy and delight.

If you remove personal anger from the judgment of God, then the judgment of God is a joy and delight.

If you remove the personal anger of God from being forsaken by God, then being forsaken by God is a joy and delight.

If God spared His own son from His own personal anger on the cross, then the cross was a joy and delight.

If you remove the personal anger of God from hell, then hell is a joy and delight.

If you remove the personal anger of God from penal substitution, then penal substitution is no longer necessary, God is not angry, and the cross is unnecessary.

The personal anger of God is the very essence of what makes God's striking, crushing, cursing, judging, forsaking cup of wrath the cup of His wrath. There is no bearing of the wrath of God without it.

Praise God that Jesus Christ did bear the personal anger of God His Father on that cross and rise again on the third day so that we might be saved!

Hallelujah! What a Savior!

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

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

"That's My King!" In Galatians 6!

Jesus Was Never Caught In Transgression
The Sinless God-Man Named God's Will His Obsession
He Gently Restored With Perfect Expression
He Bore Our Great Burden And Took Our Oppression
He Died And Then Rose To Save Without Question
So Trust In The Son And Love With Aggression
Bear Others' Burdens And Ease Their Depression
You'll Follow Christ's Law And Live Your Confession!

That's my King!

Jesus Watched With Perfect Sight
And All Temptations Crushed With Might
He Bore Our Burdens – Loved All Right
Was Counted Nothing – God Would Smite
He Died To Save From Wrath And Fright
Then Rose To Be Our Chief Delight
Now He Is Something None Can Slight
All Knees Will Bow – Boast In His Light!

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

Christ Is Worthy To Be Paid
Down Our Lives For Him Are Laid
The Greatest Teacher God Portrayed
He Sowed And Reaped And Worked And Prayed
Only Good His Life Displayed
He Died And Rose For Those Who Strayed
To Bring Them Everlasting Aid
In Him New Creatures We Are Made
Sow To The Spirit Don't Be Swayed
Do Good And Serve Him Unafraid!

That's my King!

Christ The God-Man Did All Good
He’d Not Grow Weary Like We Would
But Came To Do All Good We Should
Yet For Our Sins Died On That Wood
Then Rose From Death Like No One Could
Now We Do Good Because He Stood
So Don’t Grow Weary Love The Hood
Especially Brother And Sisterhood!

That's my King!

Christ Was Persecuted Like None You've Seen
On Flesh He Would Not Boast Or Lean
But By The Spirit Intervene
To Die A Death That Was Obscene
Then Rise To Save And Make Us Clean
Boast In The Cross Galatians Six Fourteen
You're A New Creation Christ's Pure Queen
The Israel Of God Pristine!

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

The Cross Of Christ Our Preoccupation
Our Boast, Our Glory, Our Fascination
The God-Man Was Our Propitiation
Stricken, Crushed, And Cursed Forsaken
There God's Cup Of Anger Taken
He's Made Our Sin By Imputation
Then Drank God's Wrath Our Full Damnation
But Rose For Every Tribe And Nation
By Faith Alone There's Justification
In Christ Alone We Have Salvation!

That's my King!

The Cross Of Christ Our One Great Obsession
Where The Son Was Made Our Every Transgression
Crushed, Cursed, And Struck With Violent Aggression
A Full Propitiation Without Any Question
He Drank The Whole Cup Of God's Anger Expression
Forsaken Not Spared From All Fury Procession
Darkness And Earthquake God's Wrathful Impression
A Condemnation Like No Other Oppression
Yet Rose From The Dead Making Life Our Possession
"This Is My Beloved Son!" God's Repeated Profession!

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

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

New Hymn: Christ Our Substitute!

When Jesus died upon the tree
He took God's wrath to set us free
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Anger that burned so hot toward you!
Fell on God's Son and pierced Him through!
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

On the tree Christ was counted sin
All evil you have and done and been
O praise Him! Alleluia!
God punished Him for what we did!
None of His wrath or judgment hid!
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

God in His anger struck the Son
His sword awoke justice was done
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Crushed by His Father God was pleased!
To finally have His wrath appeased!
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Cursed by His Father on the cross
Forsaken God His greatest loss
Alleluia! Alleluia!
He's made a curse so we are blessed!
Cast out so we are heaven's guest!
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

His only Son He did not spare
All of God's anger He would bear
O sing ye! Alleluia!
No pity or compassion showed!
So that to us God's mercies flowed!
O Praise Him! O Praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

The cup of fury Christ would drink
Horrors unknown below He'd sink
O sing ye! Alleluia!
Pled for another way to save!
Your will be done I am Your slave!
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Because He suffered all God's wrath
Opened for us salvation's path
O praise Him! Alleluia!
No condemnation now we face!
But feel the Father's warm embrace!
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Oh how the Father loves the Son
Raised from the dead His work is done
O praise Him! Alleluia!
In purpose they are one in love!
No broken union up above!
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

(Tune: All Creatures Of Our God And King!)

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

"That's My King!" In Galatians 5!

Jesus Kept The Law In Whole
He's Both Its End And Final Goal
He Died And Rose To Save Your Soul
For He Alone Could Take The Scroll
His Works Shall Justify You Whole
His Spirit In You Does Control
Your Faith Will Work Through Love Extol!

That's my King!

In Christ What Matters All The Most
Is Faith That Works Through Love Up Close
Not Cutting Of The Flesh We Boast
But In The Cross Of Christ Engrossed
We Live For Him Like Heavenly Host
Faith Works Through Love In Him We Boast
Who Died And Rose And Loved Utmost!

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

Jesus Christ Ran Perfectly Well
So You And I Won't Go To Hell
He Is The Truth In Whom We Dwell
Was Persecuted, Died, and Fell
But Rose Alive And Now We Tell
Of Him Whose Glories None Can Quell
Oh May His Love Our Hearts Compel
To Live For Him All Sin Expel!

That's my King!

The Cross Of Jesus Christ Is The Greatest Imprecation
Where The Sinless Son Of God Was Our Full Propitiation
And Every Curse Of God Fell On Him In Cruel Damnation
There He Was Made Sin Which God Hates With Indignation
And Took All God's Full Anger So That We Might Have Salvation
Yet He's God's Beloved Son Who's Named LORD In Exaltation
The Holy Perfect God-Man Was Raised For Our Justification
He Took Our Imprecation
Withstood Every Temptation
Condemned Our Condemnation
Conquered Death For Every Nation
And Now There's Only Celebration
In Him Who Is Our Preoccupation, Infatuation, and Holy Fascination!

That's my King!

Jesus Christ Shall Come Again
To Judge And Punish All Who Sin
Thy Kingdom Come Among All Men
Is Prayer For Judgment To Begin
So Flee To Christ Who Died For Sin
Then Rose Again Victory To Win
Pray God Would Save And Bring All In
And Plead With Christ To Come Again!

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

Jesus' Crucifixion Was The Greatest Sin Unspeakable
He Bore The Wrath God That's A Burden So Unbearable
Crying War Psalms To His Father In A Pain That's Inconceivable
He Gave His Life For Ours To Redeem The Unredeemable
Then Rose Up From The Grave To Give A Joy Indescribable
And Now We'll Be With Him With A Life That's Indestructible
Because The Prince Of Peace Took Our Curse So We're Acceptable
In Christ Our Joy Forever We Find All Things Most Desirable!

That's my King!

Christ Came And Loved To Set Us Free
Was Crushed And Cursed Upon That Tree
Then Rose And All Shall Bow The Knee
To Call Him LORD Who Calmed The Sea
He Set Us Free To Love And Be
Those Who Serve To His Degree
So Turn From Sin And To Him Flee
Love Neighbor Just Like His Decree!

That's my King!

Christ Walked In The Spirit Without Any Sin
He Had No Evil Flesh Within
The Perfect God-Man Came And When
He Died For Sinners Christ Would Win
And Rise The Greatest Who's Ever Been
In Him Our Flesh Is Dead Within
By Faith We Fight – New Life Begin!

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

Jesus' Good Works Had No Fleshly Percent
There Was No Flesh In Him To Any Extent
From Works Of The Flesh He'd Never Repent
For He Never Did Any Wherever He Went
But On That Cross To God's Wrath He Was Sent
God's Curse He'd Inherit And Take Our Torment
Then Rise From The Dead And Make His Ascent
So Turn From The Flesh In Him Be Content
He Saves And Forgives All Those Who Repent!

That's my King!

Jesus Bore Fruit Like No One On Earth
He's Filled With The Spirit Prior To His Birth
Loved, Served, And Cared With Joy And Mirth
He Above All Is Of Infinite Worth
So Trust In The God-Man Of Heaven And Earth
He Fills With His Spirit And Gives You New Birth
You'll Walk By The Spirit In Joy And Mirth
And Christ Will Be All Your Infinite Worth!

That's my King!

Christ Is Gentle, Good, And Kind
Like None You'll Ever See Or Find
He Loved And Served And Healed The Blind
The Faithful God-Man Pure Refined
He's Spirit-Filled Yet Sore Maligned
With Self-Control And Peace Of Mind
He Died And Left All Life Behind
Then Rose To Crush All Death Combined
Now With The Spirit We're Aligned
He Dwells In Us As God Designed!

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

Christ The Only Faithful Man
In Gentleness None Better Than
Self-Controlled His Whole Life Span
Yet Died According To God's Plan
And Bore His Wrath For Every Stan
Japan, Iran, and Pakistan
Then Rose And All Death Overran
Trust In Him The Spirit Can
Make Disciples Not A Fan
You'll Bear Fruit No Law Can Ban!

That's my King!

Jesus Christ Was Crucified
For Sinners He Was Cursed And Died
Then Rose To Conquer And Provide
Salvation For His Wayward Bride
So Trust The Son And Take His Side
To Him You Will Belong Abide
You'll Crucify Your Flesh Inside
And Humbly Walk The Spirit's Stride!

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

Saturday, July 13, 2019

A Five Point JESUS-ist!

I am a five point JESUS-ist, and I firmly believe in each of the five points of JESUS-ism:

1. TOTAL DEPRAVITY: Matthew 7:11: If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children . . . .

Mark 7:21-23: For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.

John 6:44: No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him.

2. UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION: John 15:16: You did not choose me, but I chose you . . . .

Luke 10:21: In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.”

John 17:9: I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.

3. LIMITED ATONEMENT: John 10:11, 26: I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep . . . but you do not believe because you are not my sheep.

Mark 10:45: For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

4. IRRESISTIBLE GRACE: John 6:37: All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.

Luke 14:23: And the master said to the servant, “Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled.”

5. PERSEVERANCE OF THE SAINTS: John 10:28-29: I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.

John 5:24: Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

John 6:39-40: And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

John Calvin On Penal Substitution

My tribute to John Calvin on his birthday today:

Opposing Calvin’s Inconsistency On The Cross, The Father’s Anger Toward The Son, And The Heart Of The Gospel

In this essay, I attempt to show the following:

1. How both Calvin and Bavinck contradicted themselves on penal substitution

2. How God's Word and Reformed Confessions disagree with their false statements on penal substitution

3. How Calvin himself denied his false statement on penal substitution throughout his sermons and commentaries

4. And finally, how I totally agree with what both Calvin and Bavinck were trying to guard and preserve: the fact that the Father never stopped loving the Son while He was on the cross and that the ontological Trinity remained intact – the intratrinitarian relationship between the Father and the Son was never broken apart.

I invite any feedback! Thanks!

There's No One Like Our King!

"This Jesus of Nazareth, without money and arms, conquered more millions than Alexander, Caesar, Mohammed, and Napoleon; without science and learning, He shed more light on things human and divine than all philosophers and scholars combined; without the eloquence of schools, He spoke such words of life as were never spoken before or since and produced effects which lie beyond the reach of orator or poet; without writing a single line, He set more pens in motion, and furnished themes for more sermons, orations, discussions, learned volumes, works of art, and songs of praise, than the whole army of great men of ancient and modern times." Philip Schaff

Friday, June 7, 2019

Old Town Cross!

Yeah, I’m gonna tell the world ‘bout the old town Cross
I’m gonna tell ‘till I can’t no more
I’m gonna tell the world ‘bout the old town Cross
I’m gonna tell ‘till I can’t no more!

I got the Gospel in my heart
Jesus died and rose
I’m the one He chose
Got the new, bright, righteous clothes
Trust in Christ alone, ha
By my God I’m known
I been dead so sad
Then He came down off that throne, now

Only Christ can tell me somethin’
He can tell me somethin’
Only Christ can tell me somethin’
He can tell me somethin’

Christ is God and man too
Came to earth to save you
Took God’s curse to rescue
You and me from wrath due
No He didn’t stay dead
Rose up just like He said
Took away all my dread
Now His truth I must spread

Only Christ can tell me somethin’
He can tell me somethin’
Only Christ can tell me somethin’
He can tell me somethin’

Yeah, I’m gonna tell the world ‘bout the old town Cross
I’m gonna tell ‘till I can’t no more
I’m gonna tell the world ‘bout the old town Cross
I’m gonna tell ‘till I can’t no more!

Friday, May 17, 2019

"That's My King!" In Galatians 4!

Christ Is The Son Whom God Has Sent
He's God And Man Whose Life Was Spent
For Us He Suffered Hell's Torment
Then Rose To Crush All Death's Lament
In Him We're Sons To Full Extent
So Trust The Son: Believe, Repent
His Spirit Dwells Within Your Tent
And "Abba Father!" Cries Content!

That's my King!

Christ Jesus Came So You Would Know
The One True God Who Saves From Woe
For Through His Son He Came To Show
The Way To Freedom – Life Bestow
Christ Died And Rose For All We'd Owe
There's No More Slavery – Mercies Flow
So Cling To Christ In Him You'll Grow
We're Free He's Conquered Every Foe
Our God Forever Us He'll Know!

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

Christ Formed In You Is God's Great Goal
And Though You've Sinned And Lied And Stole
Christ Died And Rose To Save Your Soul
Then Lives In You To Make You Whole
All Thoughts And Deeds He Must Control
For Christ Himself Is Our One Goal
Forever Lord Your Name Extol!

That's my King!

Jesus Christ We Make Much Of
Much More Than Any Other Love
Our God Came Down From Up Above
The Spirit Rested Like A Dove
The Father's Pleased And Made Much Of
Christ Died And Rose To Show Us Love
Christ Formed In Us The Goal Above!

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

Jesus The Promised Son Who's Free
He's God In Flesh Oh Come And See
Our Awesome God The One In Three
To Set Slaves Free He'd Come And Be
The God-Man Crushed Upon That Tree
Then Rise From Death And Make Sin Flee
Trust Him And Praise On Bended Knee
From Sin And Death He Set Us Free!

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

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

"That's My King!" Who Is Alive Forevermore!

Christ Jesus Burst Up From The Tomb
Since For Our Sins He Died In Gloom
And God's Full Wrath He Did Consume
Now No More Weeping! – Joy Resume
He's Conquered Death And All Our Doom
He Lives! All Hearts Prepare Him Room
He's Conquered Death With Earthquake Boom
Praise Him Our Loving, Saving Groom!

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

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

"That's My King!" In Galatians 3!

Christ Crucified Before Your Eyes
He Took Your Hell Forsaken Cries
Alone And Cursed Humble He Dies
But Then Crushed Death Alive He’d Rise
By Faith Alone He Is Our Prize
No Works Of Law Salvation Buys
God Gives The Spirit He Supplies
So Trust In Christ Let Faith Arise!

That's my King!

Christ Our Righteousness Saves From The Curse
Abraham Saw His Day As The First
The Scripture Still Speaks By Chapter And Verse
Christ Died For Our Sins To Save The Perverse
Then Rose From The Dead The Curse To Reverse
By Faith Alone We Believe And Immerse
In Christ God Blessed The Whole Universe!

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

Those Who Rely On Works Are Cursed
For You've Not Done All God Has Versed
But One Has Come The Curse Reversed
For Christ Obeyed The Perfect First
Yet Died And Took The Curse's Worst
Then Rose The Chains Of Death He Burst
And Now For Him Alone We Thirst!

That's my King!

Jesus Worked For You And Me
Each Law He Lived Out Perfectly
Yet Cursed He Died To Hell's Degree
He Was The Curse Nailed On That Tree
Then Rose From Death To Set Us Free
By Faith We're Justified In Thee
So Turn From Works And To Christ Flee
The LORD Is Good Oh Taste And See!

That's my King!

Christ Is The Offspring Promised Of Old
Through Him And For Him The Covenant's Told
He Came And Lived As No One's Been Bold
The Perfect God-Man More Precious Than Gold
Yet Into The Hands Of Sinners He's Sold
They'd Mock Him And Beat Him And Spit On Him Scold
He Suffered God's Wrath And Died Unconsoled
Then Rose From The Tomb To Break Death's Grip Hold
So Trust In The Son Your Great God Behold
And No Good Thing From You He'll Withhold!

That's my King!

By Faith In Christ The Promise Receive
God's Law Was Given That None Could Achieve
Yet Jesus Did All That God Would Conceive
He Lived And Then Died And Then Rose To Retrieve
All That Was Lost Through Our Sin We Unweave
Flee To Christ Now And To Him Alone Cleave
Trust In The God-Man: Repent And Believe!

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

Faith In Christ Has Been Revealed
He Died And Rose Salvation Sealed
Now All His Power He Shall Wield
To Do Us Good Our Sins Repealed
We're Sons Of God Baptized And Healed
We're One In Christ No More Concealed
By Faith Alone Confess And Yield
To Christ Our Everlasting Shield!

That's my King!

Christ The Jew Who's Slave And Free
Behold The Man Who Calmed The Sea
It's God We Nailed Up On That Tree
Then Rose To Save Both You And Me
In Him We're One So Come And See
The Love We Show On Bended Knee
It's Proof We Know The One In Three!

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

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

"That's My King!" In Hebrews 13:17!

Christ Our Leader Did Obey
His Submission Led The Way
And Though He's Perfect Every Day
Yet On That Cross Our God Would Slay
Then Christ Would Rise To Take Away
Our Stubborn Hearts That Go Astray
He Gave Us Leaders To Display
Love And Truth To Help Us Stay
In God's Holy, Righteous Way
So Make Their Call A Joy Today
And Seek To Follow All They Say
You Leaders Tremble, Don't Betray
You'll Give Account To God One Day!

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

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Were You There When They Crucified My LORD?

A few more verses for a good, old spiritual:

Were you there when they crucified my LORD?

Were you there when he kissed Him on the cheek?

Were you there when he swore I don't know Him?

Were you there when the innocent's condemned?

Were you there when He fell and could not walk?

Were you there when they spit upon His face?

Were you there when they whipped and beat Him down?

Were you there when they stripped His clothes for fun?

Were you there when they crowned His head with thorns?

Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree?

Were you there when they mocked Him to His face?

Were you there when He longed for one more drink?

Were you there when He groaned and cried in pain?

Were you there when He suffered all alone?

Were you there when he bore the wrath of God?

Were you there when God did forsake His Son?

Were you there when He died and left this world?

Were you there when the sun refused to shine?

Were you there when they pierced Him in the side?

Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?

Were you there when God raised Him from the dead?

Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble . . . .

Were you there when they crucified my LORD?