Hymn of the Day
(tune: My Heart and Voice I Raise – cb19)
Lord Jesus, Savior, God above, My heart and voice I raise;
To praise you for your matchless love, And for your sov'reign grace!
Before all worlds, in cov'nant grace, You set your heart on me;
Made me a vessel of your grace resolved to save e'en me.
Descending from your throne on high, With men you came to dwell;
That as my Surety you might die, To save my soul from hell!
In shame and agony you died, Be-neath the wrath of God;
You, in my place, were crucified, You bought me with your blood.
Exalted to your heav'nly throne, You rule now o'er all flesh;
In love for me, Your chosen one, You rule in providence!
And in the time of love you came, And spread your skirt o'er me;
Savior, Divine, You spoke my name, And caused me to believe.
Now what I am I owe to you, I'm saved by sov'reign grace,
Jesus, my Savior, I'll praise you, And magnify your grace!
And when I reach my home above, And see you face to face;
Then perfectly I'll praise your love, And still adore your grace.
Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Wretched – cb20
Brethren, We Have Met to Worship - 15
Rock of Ages - 126
Special Dates: Regan Hasche – 21
It is not until God reveals His sovereign character that these three questions will always be answered in a way that gives the believer true peace, comfort and rest. Here are the final answers to every question that begins with “Why? How? When?
WHY? “Even so Father: it seemed good in thy sight.” (Matthew 11:26, Luke 10:21)
HOW? “According to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.” (Ephesians 1:11)
WHEN? "But when it pleased God.” “Until the time appointed.” (Galatians 1:15, Galatians 4:2)
I am so thankful that our God is in the heavens doing whatsoever He has pleased. Remember, God doesn’t do something because it is right, it is right because God does it. -David Eddmenson
The Lord Jesus possesses all kinds of loveliness compacted into one perfect loveliness! all perfections blended to make one perfection! every sweet concocted and distilled to make one perfect sweetness!
Oh, how one longs for but a moment's sight of Christ in glory! One might be content to have only a dry crust, and to lie in an underground dungeon for the rest of one's life, if one might but gaze on his blessed face for once, and hear him say, "I have loved you with an everlasting love."
Those who truly love the Savior wish to know all that can be known about him.
True love likes to become familiar with the object of its affection; its heart is set upon that object, it studies it, and can never know it too well or too closely.
True love to Christ thinks of him from morning till night; it is glad to be released from other thoughts that it may follow only its one darling pursuit.
True love to Christ seeks to get to him, to live with him, to live upon him, and thus to know him so intimately that things which were unobserved and passed over at the first, stand out in clear light to the increased joy and delight of the contemplative mind.
If you have but a 'spark' of love for Jesus in your heart, Jesus has a 'furnace' of love for you in his heart! -C.H. Spurgeon
As the believer grows in grace, there are two points of truth concerning which he we grow more and more: 1) Just how wretched a sinner he is, and 2) Just how wonderful a Savior Christ is. No matter how clearly we saw our sinfulness at the beginning, time will teach us more of it; no matter how much we saw the glory of Christ at the beginning, time will teach us more of it. And this shall continue until we see all the glory of Christ … and none of our sin! -Joe
When the Lord spoke of eating His flesh and drinking His blood, many found it to be a hard saying, an unbelievable saying, and many of His disciples went back and walked no more with him. The Lord asked the twelve, “Will ye also go away?" Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life.” (John 6:67-68)
1. To whom shall we go for Truth? Christ said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life…” apart from Christ we cannot know the Truth. Truth is a person. (John 14.6)
2. To whom shall we go for forgiveness? Jesus Christ only has the authority to forgive us of our sins. “But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.” (Matthew 9:6)
3. To whom shall we go for Redemption? If we are to be saved we must be redeemed from the curse of the law. “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.” (Galatians 3:13) “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” (Colossians 1:14)
4. To whom shall we go for wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption? Jesus Christ is all these to every believer. “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption." (1 Corinthians 1:30)
5. God the Father has made His Son, Jesus Christ, to be our all in all. “Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.” (Colossians 3:11) Thank God if you know that there is no one else to go to for all you need to stand before God accepted. -John Chapman