“Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:” Galatians 1:3-4 ***** The Savior in His Incarnation
'Messiah comes! you rugged paths be plain; The Shiloh comes, you towering cedars bend; Swell forth, you valleys; and, you rocks, descend; The withered branch let balmy fruits adorn, And clustering roses twine the leafless thorn; Burst forth, you vocal groves, your joy to tell- The God of Peace redeems His Israel.' 'And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.'
Here we may behold Deity incarnate: God manifested in human nature! Turn aside, and see this great sight: contemplate this object with fixed attention, until your heart is suitably affected by the contemplation: gaze with the eye of faith on this brighter "Morning Star," gaze on this nobler "Sun of Righteousness," until every sublunary object is eclipsed by its superior splendor.--Robert Hall ***** Joy to the World! By Issac Watts G.F Handel/ L. Mason
1.Joy to the world! the Lord is come: let earth receive her King. Let every heart prepare Him room, and heaven and nature sing, and heaven and nature sing, and heaven, and heaven and nature sing.
2.Joy to the earth! the Savior reigns: let all their songs employ, while fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains repeat the sounding joy, repeat the sounding joy, repeat, repeat the sounding joy.
3.No more let sin and sorrow grow nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow far as the curse is found, far as the curse is found, far as, far as the curse is found.
4.He rules the world with truth and grace, and makes the nations prove the glories of His righteousness and wonders of His love, and wonders of His love, and wonders, wonders of His love. ***** A wonderful text! The following is from Spurgeon's, "Christ's Incarnation, the Foundation of Christianity" That is a wonderful text in Galatians 1:4, did you ever meditate upon it? "Who gave Himself for our SINS..." Jesus never gave Himself for our RIGHTEOUSNESS, but He did give Himself for our SINS! Sin is a horrible evil, a deadly poison, yet it is this which gives Jesus His title of Savior when He overcomes it. What a wonder this is! The first link between my soul and Christ is-not my goodness, but my badness; not my merit, but my misery; not my standing, but my falling; not my riches, but my need. He comes to visit His people, yet not to admire their beauties, but to remove their deformities; not to reward their virtues, but to forgive their sins. ***** Fully, Entirely and Perfectly!
"And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins. " Matthew 1:21 JESUS is nothing at all if He is not a SAVIOR. He is anointed to this very end. His very Name is a sham if He does not SAVE His people from their sins. This Jesus of Nazareth, the King of kings, and Lord of Lords, is the one and only Savior. He, and none but He, shall save His people. He, and not another, shall save them by His own act and deed. Singly and unaided, He shall save His people. Personally, and not by another, in His own Name, and on His own behalf, He shall, by Himself, purge away His people's sins. He shall do ALL the work, and leave none of it undone; He shall begin it, carry it on, and complete it; and therefore is His Name called Jesus, Savior, because He Shall Fully, Entirely, and Perfectly, Save His People from Their Sins! Jesus Christ has come to seek and to save those who were lost. If He does not save, He was born in vain, for the object of His birth was the salvation of sinners. If He shall not be a Savior, then His mission in coming to this earth has missed its end, for its design was that lost sinners might be saved. Lost one, lost one, if there were news that 'an angel' had come to save you, there might be some good cheer in it; but there are better tidings still. God Himself has come! The Infinite, the Almighty, has stooped from the highest heaven that He may pick you up, a poor undone and worthless worm! --C.H. Spurgeon ***** Daily Readings - December 25-31, 2016 Sunday - 2 & 3 John Monday - Jude - Rev. 2 Tuesday - Revelation 3-6 Wednesday-Revelation 7-10 Thursday -Revelation 11-14 Friday -Revelation 15-18 Saturday -Revelation 19-22
“Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God. For our gospel came not unto you in Word only, but also in Power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.” 1 Thessalonians 1:4-5...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
“But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.” (Galatians 4:4-5) ***** Flesh of Our Flesh Author:...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: But if...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
“In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; But hath in due times manifested His word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Savior;” (Titus 1:2-3) *****...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
“Comfort ye, comfort ye My people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her sins” (Isaiah...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 ***** Christ Alone! Author: Joe Terrell Tune: "Rock of Ages" 1. Is your heart...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Christ, the Keeper of His Saints Author: R. Burnham Tune: Amazing Grace 1. Christ is the Keeper of His saints, He guards them by His power; Subdues their numerous complaints, In every gloomy hour. 2. What though they...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
“I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.” Psalm 122:1 ......................... "This is the Stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the Head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
PSALM 40 Words by Isaac Watts - Tune to Amazing Grace (arr. N. Johnson) 1. I waited patient for the Lord, He bowed to hear my cry; He saw me resting on His word, And brought salvation nigh. 2. He raised me from a horrid pit, Where mourning long...[ abbreviated | read entire ]