“The Cross of Calvary” (re-post)

“The Cross of Calvary”

You paid the price at the Cross of Calvary
You tasted death; set sin’s prisoners free
You raise to life those who trust in You
You give them hope as only You can do

You love them with a love that never dies
You hear their prayers and their hearts’ cries
You are present, even in their darkest hour
You strengthen them in Your mighty power

You promised that you would come back again
You have said none but the Father knows when
You will gather together all who are Your own
You will lead Your lambs to their eternal home

Romans 6:4 (NASB)
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

I Peter 2:24 (NASB)
He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.

Colossians 2:13-15 (NASB)
13 When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions,
14 having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
15 When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.

“Forever Love”

“Forever Love”

Wherever our treasure is, then there our hearts also will be
Wordliness brings bondage; our liberty in Christ sets us free
Compromise is the fool’s path; Truth is the way of the wise
Sin confounds its victims; God’s Word opens spiritual eyes

Pride is the height of arrogance; humility is a lesson learned
Great is His grace; His salvation, a gift that no one can earn
He is our Sanctuary, though trials and troubles upon us come
He is Jesus, our Forever Love when our time on earth is done

Hebrews 13:5-6 (NASB)
5 for He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,”
6 so that we confidently say, “THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?”

“Sanctification”

“Sanctification”

Sanctification is an ongoing and lifelong process
As the vestiges of this world the Spirit strips away
The sin that we hide; the thin veneer of our pride
Is exposed to the Light; as night is turned into day

The idols that captivate us; those beautiful illusions
Shatter as Truth’s Sword smashes them one by one
Taking their place is God’s Holiness and His grace
The masterpiece-to-be; a mirror image of God’s Son

II Corinthians 3:18 (NASB)
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

I Corinthians 15:49 (NASB) Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly.

Philippians 1:6 (NASB)
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

“Where Will Your Destination Be?”

Just as it was in the days of Noah
Is exactly how the world is today
God’s name is being blasphemed
As each person goes their own way

Jesus gave His life a ransom for sin
He came to save that which was lost
God’s mercy and grace to fallen man
God’s Son sacrificed upon the Cross

His salvation is a gift offered to all
For those who are willing to receive
A miracle is wrought within the heart
Faith given to understand and believe

Don’t leave this earth without the Savior
Regret will be your keepsake for eternity
You’ll live forever; either in Heaven or Hell
Question is, where will your destination be?

John 3:16-18 (NASB)
16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
17 “For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.
18 “He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

“A Personal, Eternal Relationship”

“A Personal, Eternal Relationship”

Surviving in a world lost; besieged by sin
Is done through the power of Jesus Christ
His sheep aren’t left to their own devices
They are His own; purchased with a price

Prayer is a privilege; a priceless resource
Delighting in Him; aligning with His will
A personal, eternal relationship with Him
Is a longing in their hearts only He can fill

John 15:14-15 (NASB)
14 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. 15 I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.

Psalms 37:4-5 (NASB)
4 Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.

John 5:14 This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

“Compromise”

“Compromise”

Either we stand fully for the Truth
Or eat rotting fruits of compromise
Ignoring error just to keep peace
Straddling the fence on both sides

If we want to do things our way
Then we’re not committed to Him
Either we follow Him or we stray
Serve Him or tolerate our own sin

The world hates us with a fury
But it was He they rejected first
They were His judge and jury
Spiritual blindness at its worst

Jesus showed to us His mercy
Demonstrated His unfailing love
Saved us from a dark eternity
For a forever in heaven above

John 17:17 (NASB)
Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.

Psalms 119:160 (NASB)
The sum of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting

Jude 1:3 (NASB)
Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.

John 1:10-13 (NASB)
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.
11 He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.
12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,
13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

“Tomorrow May Be Too Late”

“Tomorrow May Be Too Late”

Anger fans the flame; the hostility intensifies
Momentum builds; it’s only a matter of time
The saints wait expectantly; with anticipation
For their Redeemer; the God of their salvation

Suddenly, He’ll remove them from the stage
Exiting a world of sin, lost in its rebellious rage
What Scripture predicts will be brought to bear
Let this Truth be known; dear reader, be aware

God never changes; His Word remains the same
Seek Him, or you’ll only have yourself to blame
Choose your eternity; don’t gamble on your fate
Heed His call now, for tomorrow may be too late

II Peter 3:9 (NASB)
The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

James 4:14 (NASB)
Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.

“If Not For Jesus”

“If Not For Jesus”

If not for Jesus, where would we be?
He sacrificed Himself for us at Calvary
He endured the brutal brunt of our sin
He’s the Vine; we’re connected to Him

He’s the Rock we build our faith upon
He’s the Foundation steady and strong
He changes not; forever He is the same
Marvelous Is He; praise His Holy Name

John 11:25 (NASB)
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies

“One Road”

“One Road”

Many paths some choose to follow
But just one road leads to salvation
Fruitless pursuit leaves them hollow
A collision course toward perdition

Jesus is the only way to the Father
By No Other Name are we saved
What love for us that He’d bother
To break us free from sin’s chains

Through Him, we stand forgiven
In Him, we have all that we need
Sufficient grace for Godly living
All eternity with Him guaranteed

John 14:6 (NASB)
Jesus said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

Acts 4:12 (NASB)
“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”

“Repent”

“Repent”

In His Word, God calls upon all people to repent
His love He did demonstrate in His Son He sent
Punishment for sin was poured out upon Christ
Redemption was provided through His sacrifice

Mercy and grace, a faith made active in the heart
Spiritual renewal, forgiveness; new life, fresh start
The righteous road traveled; the narrow path begun
Hand in hand with Jesus; an eternity with God’s Son

John 3:16-17 (NASB)
16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

I Peter 3:18 (NASB)
For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit

Romans 5:8 (NASB)
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

“For Us”

“For Us”

It was for us Jesus died
For us He was crucified
So in Him we would live
His life He chose to give

For us, He suffered pain
His loss became our gain
No goodness of our own
His righteousness alone

We’ve everything in Him
Full atonement for our sin
Blessed Hope never failing
His Perfect Love prevailing

His Spirit helps us discern
Study Scripture and learn
How to fight and to stand
Follow what He commands

He prepares us for that day
He brings us Home to stay
But until that time arrives
For Him we’ll live our lives

II Corinthians 5:21 (NASB)
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

“Your Glory Alone”

“Your Glory Alone”

Life is about You, Jesus
You became sin for me
Made me righteous in You
You paid it all at Calvary

My mind You illumined
My heart softened as clay
You heard my cry within
You showed me the Way

What could I possibly say
What words could express
That could convey to You
My love and thankfulness

For the time that I remain
Until You bring me home
My life is a living sacrifice
Lived for Your glory alone

Galatians 2:20 (NASB)
I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.

II Corinthians 5:21 (NASB)
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.