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

Monday, December 11, 2017

"That's My King!" In 1 John 4!

Jesus Is The Greatest Prophet Of All
And More Than A Prophet He Stands Tall
He's God And Man Who Took Our Fall
He Died And Rose To Save Us All
He's Truth From Him Do Not Withdraw
Believe And Trust His Spirit's Call
For He's Our God Our Christ Is All!

That's my King!

Jesus Christ In Flesh Appeared
He's God And Man Who Should Be Feared
Instead They Spit And Plucked His Beard
They Mocked And His Good Name They Smeared
Confirmed His Death His Body Speared
He Died And Rose Our Sins He Cleared
All Sin And Shame Have Disappeared
Now God The Son Must Be Revered!

That's my King!

Jesus Christ – Love's Incarnation
God Is Love Our Sure Foundation
In Him We Live – His New Creation
He Died And Rose For Our Salvation
Trust The Son For Transformation
Then You'll Love The Congregation!

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

In This Is Love – The Incarnation
God Sent His Son For Our Salvation
Because Of Christ's Propitiation
There Is Therefore Now No Condemnation
He Rose – Our Holy Fascination
So We Love With Pure Elation!

That's my King!

Jesus Is God That Men Have Seen
The Father's Son Who's Pure, Pristine
If You Love In You He's King
His Love's Perfected In Each Gene
He Died And Rose To Make You Clean
His Spirit Fills To Love That's Seen!

That's my King!

Christ Died And Rose So The Spirit Came
The Word In Human Flesh Became
That We Might All His Spirit Gain
God Abides In Us The Same
If In Us There's Spirit-Reign
Oh Fill Us! “Christ Is All!” Proclaim!

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

Christ Is The Son The Father Sent
The Savior Of The World Who Went
To Die And Rise His Love Was Spent
God's Curse And Judgment Now Relent
Confess The Son – Believe, Repent
In Him You'll Love Without Extent!

That's my King!

Jesus Will Judge On Judgment Day
When All You've Done And Think And Say
Will Be Made Known In Full Array
Christ Died To Take Your Sins Away
And Rose To Cause You To Obey
Now Without Fear You'll Love His Way!

That's my King!

Jesus Loved His People First
For On That Cross He Died As Cursed
And Took God's Wrath When It Was Worst
In Love He Bled And Died With Thirst
But Then He Rose – The Curse Reversed
And Now Our Hearts With Love Will Burst!

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

Jesus Loves The Ones Who Hate
They'd Mock And Spit And Pain Create
With Devils' Evil Him Equate
But Haters He'd Emancipate
He Died And Rose For Those Who Hate
There Is None Like Him – He Is Great!

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

"That's My King!" In 1 John 3!

Jesus – The Father's Greatest Child
He's Perfect – On His Son God Smiled
Yet At The Cross He Was Reviled
And On His Back Our Sins Were Piled
He Was Forsaken And Exiled
But Rose To Conquer All That's Wild
In Christ We're Children – Reconciled
And Now On Us Our God Has Smiled!

That's my King!

Father And Son The World Didn't Know
But You His Child Will Surely Grow
Grace And Mercy He'll Bestow
Jesus Died And Was Brought Low
Then Rose On High God's Grace To Show
Reborn His Child You'll Face No Woe
So Look To Christ Let Mercy Flow
When He Appears You're Pure As Snow!

That's my King!

Jesus Never Practiced Sin
The Perfect Man Like None Have Been
In Him Redemption Does Begin
He Died And Rose To Conquer Sin
And Crush The Devil – Christ Will Win
In Christ You Have Your Father's Grin
Abide In Him And You Can't Sin!

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

The Christ Child Practiced All That's Right
He Loved His Brothers Out Of Sight
Though They Murdered And Would Fight
Yet On That Cross He'd Take Their Fright
Then Pass From Death To Life With Might
His Love's Our Never Ending Light!

That's my King!

Christ Loved All Others Like None Could     
His Righteousness The Perfect Good
Laid Down His Life For Every Hood
Then Rose Again – On Death He Stood
So Love Our Brothers Now We Should
And Then We'll Reach Our Neighborhood!

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

Jesus Loves In Truth And Deed
His Heart Cries Mercy For Our Need
He's Great And All Things He's Decreed
To Crush The Serpent He's the Seed
For On That Cross He'd Die And Bleed
And Then Arise From Death We're Freed
Believe The Son And His Word Heed
Obey And Love – Follow His Lead!

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

Saturday, December 2, 2017

When You See The Face Of Jesus Christ!

When you see Jesus Christ face to face . . . 

the most beautiful sight you will ever see with your eyes

the most amazing sound you will ever hear with your ears

the greatest taste you will ever enjoy with your mouth (taste and see that the LORD is good!)

the most exhilarating sensation you will ever feel with your body

the most satisfying feeling you will ever have with your heart

the most peaceful thoughts you will ever have in your mind

the most joy you will ever have in your soul

the greatest strength you will ever receive

the deepest happiness that will ever captivate you

the most profound emotional, physical, spiritual, psychological, and relational experience you will ever have

the greatest love, compassion, truth, power, grace, and mercy you will ever have known

the most alive you will have ever felt

a greater ecstasy than you can ever dream or imagine

And all of this will only increase throughout all eternity as you gaze upon His lovely face!

Christ is all! That's my King! Come Lord Jesus!

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12

Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when He appears we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is. 1 John 3:2

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. Revelation 22:3-5

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Jesus Christ Is King In The Womb!

Christ Is The Blessed Of Mary's Womb
The Baptist Leaped In The Same Room
With Joy He Knew Christ Is the Groom
Who'd Die And Be Laid In The Tomb
Then Rise And Conquer All Our Gloom
These Men Were Babies In The Womb!

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

Monday, November 6, 2017

"That's My King!" In The Wilderness Temptations!

"It Is Written!" Was Jesus' Plea
To Make The Devil Turn And Flee
He Crushed The Serpent Like A Flea
Then Died And Rose To Set Us Free
Cast All Our Sins Into The Sea
We Worship Him On Bended Knee
And "It Is Written!" Was The Key!

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

Jesus Conquered The Devil's Scheme
Though Tried And Tempted To Extreme
"It Is Written!" Was His Theme
And Then He Died And Rose Supreme
He Loved His People To Redeem
We Hold His Word In High Esteem!

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

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

"That's My King!" Of The Five Solas Of The Protestant Reformation!

Christ Alone Is Where We Go
For From His Mouth True Words Do Flow
That We Might Life Eternal Know
He's God And Man Who's Humbled Low
He Died And Rose To Take Our Woe
In Christ Alone Our God Does Show
Salvation's Way To Him We Go!

Jesus Did The Book Of The Law
He Obeyed Without One Flaw
Yet Still He Died As God's Outlaw
Then Rose To Make Our Sins Withdraw
He's The Greatest You Ever Saw
By Faith Alone We Stand In Awe!

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

In Jesus Christ God's Grace Appeared
And Though He Should Have Been Revered
His Name They Smeared And Plucked His Beard
He Died And All The Wicked Cheered
But Then He Rose And We Are Cleared
By Grace Alone Sin Disappeared!

Jesus Brought Us Truth And Grace
He Ran The Perfect, Sinless Race
Then Died And Rose To Rest God's Case
On Grace Alone Salvation's Based
So Turn And Trust And Christ Embrace
With Deepest Joy You'll See His Face!

That's my King!

Only One Gospel Christ Did Bring
To God's Word Alone We Cling
It Tells Of News That Makes Us Sing
He Died And Rose To Crush Death's Sting
Christ Spoke, We Listen, He's Our King
God's Word Alone Is Truth's Wellspring!

Jesus Lived For God's Glory Alone
He's God In Flesh Who Did Atone
Then Rose Again To Take The Throne
He's King, Immortal, Cornerstone
All Glory Be To Christ Alone
He Satisfies Like None You've Known!

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

Friday, September 29, 2017

We Have No Where Else To Go - Christ!

John 6:68-69: Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life"

There's no one else to go to in order to be saved!

There's no one else to go to in order to be forgiven of all your sins!

There's no one else to go to in order to be counted righteous and accepted in God's sight!

There's no one else to go to in order to have all God's wrath, judgment, and condemnation removed from you forever!

There's no one else to go to in order to escape eternity in hell where the worm does not die and the fire is not quenched!

There's no one else to go to in order to find peace with God!

There's no one else to go to in order to be reconciled to God!

There's no one else to go to in order to find eternal life and the words of eternal life!

There's no one else to go to in order to find fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore!

There's no one else to go to in order to find salvation, safety, and satisfaction!

There's no one else to go to in order to find help, hope, wholeness, and happiness!

There's no one else to go to in order to find love, light, and life!

There's no one else to go to in order to find Truth, tenderness, and to taste and see that the LORD is good!

There's no one else to go to in order to find all that you ever desired but that nothing in this life could ever satisfy!

There's no one else we can go to: no man; no woman; no children; no pastor; no president; no king; no other god; no job; no money; no fame; no drug; no stuff; no sport; no pleasure or joy in this world – nothing in this world or out of this world!

Only Jesus – to whom else shall we go? – to no one else except the LORD Jesus Christ!

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

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Christ Alone!

Christ Alone Is Where We Go
For From His Mouth True Words Do Flow
That We Might Life Eternal Know
He's God And Man Who's Humbled Low
He Died And Rose To Take Our Woe
In Christ Alone Our God Does Show
Salvation's Way To Him We Go!

Freedom In Christ!

In Jesus Christ We Are Set Free
To Be What God Would Have Us Be
He Died And Rose For You And Me
So Trust The Son His Beauty See
From Sin We Turn And To Him Flee
To Worship Christ On Bended Knee
And Love The Slaves And Set Them Free!

Monday, August 7, 2017

God Is Love!

God is love (1 John 4:8)

Just like God the Holy Spirit, in 1 Corinthians 13, describes love with numerous "love is" statements, the truth that "God is love" can be described by the numerous "God is" or "the LORD is" statements in the Bible:

The LORD is a man of war (Exodus 15:3)

The LORD is their inheritance (Deuteronomy 18:2)

God is your dwelling place (Deuteronomy 33:27)

The LORD is Peace (Judges 6:24)

God is my strong refuge (2 Samuel 22:33)

But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head (Psalm 3:3)

God is a righteous judge (Psalm 7:11)

The LORD is my shepherd (Psalm 23:1)

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear (Psalm 27:1)

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1)

God is the King of all the earth (Psalm 47:7)

God is my helper (Psalm 54:4)

God is our salvation (Psalm 68:19)

God is a sun and shield (Psalm 84:11)

The LORD is my portion (Psalm 119:57)

GOD is my strength and my song (Isaiah 12:2)

GOD is an everlasting rock (Isaiah 26:4)

The LORD is our righteousness (Jeremiah 23:6)

God is spirit (John 4:24)

God is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29)

God is light (1 John 1:5)

I AM the Bread of Life (John 6:35)

I AM the Light of the World (John 8:12)

I AM the Door of the sheep (John 10:7)

I AM the Good Shepherd (John 10:11)

I AM the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25)

I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6)

I AM the True Vine (John 15:1)

I AM (John 8:58)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Spirit Glorifies Christ!

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote:
The greatest test is that the true Spirit always glorifies Christ. Christ is always in the center; He is always given the preeminence. And the true prophet is not the man who talks about experiences and visions and what he has done and seen, but about Christ. And when you have heard Him you do not say, “What a wonderful man”; you say, “What a wonderful Savior!” You do not say, “What a wonderful experience this man has had”; you say, “Who is the Man of whom the Spirit is speaking?” The attraction is to Christ; the Spirit glorifies Christ. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Add Nothing To Christ!

J. C. Ryle wrote:
You may spoil the Gospel by substitution. You have only to withdraw from the eyes of the sinner the grand object which the Bible proposes to faith, - Jesus Christ; and to substitute another object in His place . . . and the mischief is done. Substitute anything for Christ, and the Gospel is totally spoiled! . . . You may spoil the Gospel by addition. You have only to add to Christ, the grand object of faith, some other objects as equally worthy of honor, and the mischief is done. Add anything to Christ, and the Gospel ceases to be a pure Gospel! . . . You may spoil the Gospel by interposition. You have only to push something between Christ and the eye of the soul, to draw away the sinner’s attention from the Savior, and the mischief is done . . . You may spoil the Gospel by disproportion. You have only to attach an exaggerated importance to the secondary things of Christianity, and a diminished importance to the first things, and the mischief is done. Once alter the proportion of the parts of truth, and truth soon becomes downright error!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Looking unto Jesus — Hebrews 12:2

Isaac Ambrose wrote: 

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

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

Monday, June 5, 2017

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

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

That's my King!

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

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

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

That's my King!

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

That's my King!

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

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

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

That's my King!

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

That's my King!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, April 13, 2017

My King Is Risen!

Christ The LORD Is Risen Today
"He Is Not Here!" The Angels Say
He Is Alive To Evil Slay
He Died And Rose To Be The Way
We Worship Him And To Him Pray
We Long To See His Face Someday
He's God The Son Whom We Obey!

That's my King!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

"That's My King!" In Proverbs 12!

Jesus Took The Lowest Low
When He Came And Died Below
He'd Listen, Learn, And Humbly Grow
Response To Insults He'd Forgo
He Died And Rose To Grace Bestow
All Faithfulness To Him We Owe!

Jesus Christ Is The Best Of Good  
All Favor God Could Give He Should
Bestow On Christ Who Righteous Would
Die In My Place Condemned He Stood
Then Rose To Conquer All; He Could
And Bring Salvation To The Hood!

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

Jesus Is The Excellence Of His Lovely Bride
For Her He Bled And Wept And Died
He Rose To Crush All Death Worldwide
And Grant Her Beauty By His Side
He Loves The Church His Crown And Bride
In Him Alone She's Satisfied!

Jesus' Heart Is One Of A Kind
His Thoughts Are Just And Pure Refined
All Greatness Is In Him Combined    
For Sinners He Was Bruised Maligned
But To That Tomb He's Not Confined
He Rose And Left The Grave Behind
So Now In Him We Have His Mind!

That's my King!

In Christ Is All Our God's Delight
His Words Are Pure From Him Upright
He's Righteous With No Lying Slight
Yet He Would Not Escape The Fright
Of His Great Father's Angry Might
But Then He Rose As Heaven's Light
To Make Your Heart And Mouth Delight!

Jesus Cares For Every Beast
His Mercy Cannot Be Increased
He Shed His Blood For Great To Least
The Lamb Of God Our Great High Priest
He Rose So Soon All Death's Deceased
And We Will Everlasting Feast!

Jesus Works With Pure Pursuit
No One Can Bear Like This Man's Fruit
Yet Him They Treated As A Brute
He Died And Suffered Wrath Acute
But Rose His Power None Refute
And Now All Nations Are His Fruit!

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