For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. Luke 17:24
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:2

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Galatians 6:14
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
Let the motto upon your whole ministry be - "Christ is All!" - Mather

Saturday, February 14, 2015

"That's My King!" Who Was Buried In A Rich Man's Tomb He Took His Father's Wrathful Doom It Seemed That Life Would Not Resume And All Men's Hearts Were Filled With Gloom But He Would Rise – All Power Assume!

Jesus was buried
Joseph of Arimathea was looking for the Kingdom
Pilate was surprised the King was already dead
Mary saw where her King was laid
But His Resurrection is comin'!

Jesus was buried
The Messiah was cursed
The corpse is lifeless
Dreams were shattered
Love was lost
Hope is dead
But His Resurrection is comin'!

Jesus was buried
His disciples are shocked
Depression, sadness, fear, and despair have set in
Deep cries of anguish are heard
Tears are flowing, and they can't be stopped
The mourners cannot be consoled
But let me tell you something
His Resurrection is comin'!

Jesus was buried
The Roman centurion confirmed that He's dead
They pierced Him with a spear
His heart is not beating
He's no longer breathing
His body is called a corpse
There's no life in Him
But His Resurrection is comin'!

Jesus was buried
All Joseph's hopes and dreams were buried with Him
He'd lose his high place among the Council
He'd lose respect
He'd lose the praise and honor of men
He'd lose money
He'd lose prestige
He'd lose popularity
He'd lose profit
He'd lose his life
But he took courage
Because Jesus is worthy
And he left everything to follow Christ
Because they don't know
That His Resurrection is comin'!

Jesus was buried
And if you believe in Him
All of you was buried with Him too
All of you died with Him too
All of you was in the grave with Him too
But that's not the end of the story
Because His Resurrection is comin'!

Jesus was buried
And Christians have been buried by faith in Him
Your sins have all been buried
Your failures have all been buried
Your mistakes have all been buried
Your abortions have all been buried
Your anger has all been buried
Your lust has all been buried
Your addictions have all been buried
Your addiction to pornography has all been buried
Your addictions to glory, girls, and gold have all been buried
Your gossip has all been buried
Your disobedience to your parents has all been buried
Your selfishness has all been buried
Your sexual immorality has all been buried
Your coveting and jealousy have all been buried
Your foolishness and poor judgment have all been buried
Your sinful thoughts, feelings, and motives have all been buried
Your failure to love God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength, and your failure to love your neighbor as yourself has all been buried
And everything else you have done to displease God – it has all been buried in that tomb!
And in Christ all those sins have been punished with the eternal fires of God's wrath so you are free from judgment and condemnation forever!
And all those sins have been buried, never to rise again!
Because His Resurrection has come!

Jesus was buried
And dear Christian your sins have been buried with Him
So put off your sins and bury them all because they've all been buried!
Bury abortion and turn away from it to life!
Bury your anger and turn away from it to love!
Bury lust and turn away from it to purity!
Bury your addictions and be addicted to Christ alone!
Bury your addiction to pornography and seek to be pure in heart that you might see God!
Bury your addictions to glory, girls, and gold and find more in Christ than all combined!
Bury your gossip and speak only what is true, only what is loving, and only what is helpful!
Bury your disobedience to your parents and obey them for the glory of God!
Bury your selfishness and live for God and others!
Bury your sexual immorality and honor God with your bodies!
Bury your coveting and jealousy and weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice!
Bury your sinful thoughts, feelings, and motives and think thoughts that are holy, good, true, loving, and pleasing to God!
Bury your lack of love for God and for others because they have already been buried in Christ!
And you've been raised with Him to walk in newness of life forevermore!
Because His Resurrection has come and yours will come soon and very soon!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

"That's My King!" Who Saves And Sets The Women Free For To His Reign They Bow The Knee And From His Side They Did Not Flee But His Redemption Came To See!

Woman is the most beautiful in all God's creation
She's the glory of man who brings great elation
Her main beauty's not seen in her hair or outward presentation
Even though that takes your breath away and causes infatuation
Her beauty's most seen in a heart fixation
On the glorious King of our great salvation
He's her preoccupation, infatuation, and holy fascination
Who causes intoxication more than anything else in all of creation
Like the women in our text who viewed His propitiation
And stayed around the confrontation
When most of the twelve hid in hibernation
They looked on Jesus with great admiration
They followed Him to the end without reservation
They ministered to His needs in His life occupation
Encouraged His work for the whole duration
They're last at the cross and first at the resurrection jubilation
Where He rose from the dead to bring reformation and justification so there's no condemnation
Now His love causes intoxication
While He fashions us for total beautification
As we delight in Him – our sure foundation!

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

To Jesus alone the women would look
As the ground beneath them shimmied and shook
For all their sins He died and took
To follow Him all things they forsook
They'd trust in Him and obey His Book
And to Christ Who is all they always look!

He said follow Me; And I hope you'll see
He'll set you free
Who died on the tree
To free you from your selfish me
To bow the knee
With joyous glee
To the great One in Three
These women didn't flee
Because He's the greatest Me
And to all satisfaction He is the Key
Who helps you to be all He wants you to be!

That's my King!

To Jesus they ministered with all their heart
They're with Him first even right from the start
And from His side they'd never depart
Because it's King Jesus Who's captured their heart!

Jesus' love for women is deep and clear
His care for them is without peer
He treats them with honor as those who are dear
And soon yet again He'll bring them near
From following Him they'll never veer
At the tomb to one He will appear
And Christ they'll worship and revere
As the God-Man Who died sincere
Then rose alive to make them cheer
He sets them free from every fear!

That's my King!  That's my King!