Table of Blessings! 2022

 
 
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
to which indeed you were called in one body;
and be thankful.
 
Colossians 3:15
 
Host: Pastor Ken Durham (0:08)
 
Today three families share how God has been at work in there trials and rejoicings. God may not always do what we expect, but He always does what is best. Join us as we share in their thanksgiving…
 
Bob and Cindy Sheffer – Life can go on with God following a stroke.  (1:38)
 
Tim and Emily Martin – God brought us closer together as a couple and led us in starting a new business. (7:56)
 
Brandon and Andrea Atwood (and Shiloh) – God blessed us with foster care, co-parenting and adoption.  (17:04)
 
Host: Pastor Ken Durham (42:49)
 
God moves in our lives in His perfect time in His perfect ways. All we need do is trust Him. God’s way is always the best way. It is a blessing when He allows us to be a part of what He is trying to do in the world!
 
 

Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.
Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before Him with joyful singing.

Know that the Lord Himself is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Enter His gates with thanksgiving
And His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.

For the Lord is good;
His lovingkindness is everlasting
And His faithfulness to all generations.

 
 
 
Psalm 100
 
Closing and Prayer: Pastor Jerry Ingalls  (44:57)
 
 
 

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Seize the Moment – Day 977

Today’s hymn focus will be

“We Gather Together”

 

Psalm 100:4 (NASB95)                

 

“Enter His gates with thanksgiving
And His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.”

 

Once again, I find myself without much of a voice due to a recurring ear infection. But that is not about to stop me from bringing God praise. In addition to this phone call, tomorrow morning we will be encouraged as a church through the testimonies of three families, giving praise to God for what He has done in and through their lives this past year.

 

Today’s hymn was written in the 16th century by an anonymous Dutch author to encourage their fellow congregants to worship and give God praise. During this time, the church was being oppressed by a Spanish rulership and they wanted religious freedom. In the late 1800’s, the hymn entitled “Prayer of Thanksgiving” was translated into English by Theodore Baker, a musicologist from New York who had studied in Leipzig, Germany. It was then published as a traditional Thanksgiving hymn in 1894.

 

It can be found in our hymn book as hymn 561.

 

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;

He chastens and hastens, His will to make known.

 

We need to wake up and remember that we need to come together, not just to ask for God’s blessing, but to share what He has done. It may be just the encouragement that someone else needs!
 

If you would like to receive a personal phone call today, all you have to do is dial the phone number below right now and one of us will call you soon.

 

YOUTUBE:

If you prefer a video, Pastor Ken reads his devotion on YouTube as well. Click HERE to visit the page.

Videos are posted about a week after the devotion appears in the blog.

 

If you would like to listen to this song, click on this link:

 
 

We Gather Together

1
We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens his will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing:
Sing praises to his name; he forgets not his own.
 
2
Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Whose kingdom calls all to the love which endures.
So from the beginning the fight we were winning:
You, Lord, were at our side; all glory be yours!
 
3
We all do extol you, our leader triumphant,
And pray that you still our defender will be.
Let your congregation escape tribulation:
Your name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!
 

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Seize the Moment – Day 963

Today’s Modern day hymn focus will be

Make Room

 

Romans 6:13 (NLT)                      

 

Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God.

 

Written in 2020 by Community Music’s husband and wife team Lucas Cortazio and Evelyn Heideriqui , along with writers Josh Farro and Bekah White, created this song as a prayer for God to take His rightful place, demonstrating that it is up to us to open up and allow Him access to our hearts and lives. This song glorifies God while pleading with both believers and non-believers to lay down their lives in total surrender. It is only of our own free will that this can happen because God is a gentleman and does not force His way, but lovingly calls us to surrender to Him, making Him Lord of our lives.

 

And I will make room for You to do whatever you want to,                                                                      

to do whatever you want to.

And I will make room for You to do whatever you want to

To do whatever You want to.

 

We need to wake up and realize that we must make a fresh surrender each and every day to God, placing Him on the throne of our hearts. This song is a call for action for each one of us today.
 

If you would like to receive a personal phone call today, all you have to do is dial the phone number below right now and one of us will call you soon.

 

YOUTUBE:

If you prefer a video, Pastor Ken reads his devotion on YouTube as well. Click HERE to visit the page.

Videos are posted about a week after the devotion appears in the blog.

 

If you would like to listen to this song, click on this link:

 
 

Make Room

 
[Verse 1]
Here is where I lay it down
Every burden, every crown
This is my surrender
This is my surrender
Here is where I lay it down
Every lie and every doubt
This is my surrender
 
[Chorus]
And I will make room for You
To do whatever You want to
To do whatever You want to
And I will make room for You
To do whatever You want to
To do whatever You want to, oh
 
[Spontaneous]
Have Your way, have Your way, Jesus, oh
We surrender all, we surrender all, Jesus
Have Your way, Jesus, have Your way, Jesus
 
[Bridge]
Shake up the ground of all my tradition
Break down the walls of all my religion
Your way is better
Oh Your way is better
Shake up the ground of all my tradition
Break down the walls of all my religion
Your way is better, Jesus
Oh Your way is better
Shake up the ground of all my tradition
Break down the walls of all my religion
Your way is better, Jesus
Your way is better
Shake up the ground of all my tradition
Break down the walls of all my religion
Your way is better
Oh Your way is better
 
[Verse 2]
Here is where I lay it down
You are all I’m chasing now
This is my surrender
This is my surrender
Here is where I lay it down
You are all I’m chasing now
This is my surrender
This is my surrender
 

 


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Train to Live on Mission – Week 34

Battle Drill #34:

Building up Heart & Mind

Proverbs 24:3-6, 10-12

 

Pastor Jerry shared last week about learning resilience, and that it is more than just being tough and having a ‘thick skin”, learning from the example of Paul’s life and skills. Today I would like to take follow up on that thought and take us through the fundamentals that this resilience comes out of… the building up of your heart and mind.

 

Proverbs 24:3-5, 10-12

“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established;
And by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is strong, and a man of knowledge increases power.

If you are slack in the day of distress, your strength is limited. Deliver those who are being taken away to death, and those who are staggering to slaughter, Oh hold them back. If you say, “See, we did not know this, ”Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts? And does He not know it who keeps your soul? And will He not render to man according to his work?
 
 

 

I. It starts with the heart, for the heart of the matter is the matter of the heart.

 

It takes a heart of integrity! Look at King David! It was said of him:

 

Psalm 78:72

“He shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them”

 

His son, King Solomon wrote:

 

Proverbs 4:23

“Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.”

 

Physically, it is the source of life. It pumps the blood it stops, you stop Spiritually, it provides the springs of life love, words and blessings flow Source of direction, sets stage for our choices, attitudes and behaviors.
 

 

A. Know the field manual: He Weighs the Heart

 

 
It Starts in the heart

 

Romans 10:9-10

 

“that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.”

 

 

God is the one who makes the call

 

1 Samuel 16:7

 

“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for [a]God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

 

1 Thessalonians 2:4

 

“but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who examines our hearts.”

 

 

God uses the Word to measure

 

Hebrews 4:12

 

“For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”

 

 

 

B. Importance of Training Together: It Brings Unity

 

 

ILLUS: “Don’t Lose Heart” by Steven Curtis Chapman

 

It is the home of your hope and faith

 

One heart as a tribe

2 Chronicles 30:12

The hand of God was also on Judah to give them one heart to do what the king and the princes commanded by the word of the Lord.”

 

 

One heart, one mind as a church

 

Acts 4:32-33

 

“And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them. And with great power the apostles were giving testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and abundant grace was upon them all.”

 

 

A pure heart

 

 

C. Seek the Commander’s Approval: More than just good intentions

 

1 Tim. 1:5

 

“But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.”

 

 

 

A sincere heart

 

Heb. 10:22

 

“ let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.”

 

 

Benefit: God will guard your heart

 

Philippians 4:7

 

And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Proverbs 24:3-5

 

“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; And by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is strong, and a man of knowledge increases power.

 

 

 

 

A. Know the field manual: Set your mind

 

 

ILLUS: On the line of scrimmage – no flinching

 

 

Proper placement

 

Romans 8:5

 

“For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.”
 

 

Colossians 3:1-2 (NIV)

 

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”

 

 

We have to prepare

 

1 Peter 1:13

 

“Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

 

 

 

God will evaluate

 

Psalm 26:2

 

“Examine me, O Lord, and try me; Test my mind and my heart.”

 

 

B. Importance of Training Together: We Need Each Other!

 

 

ILLUS: Things we can’t go without: Air/3 minutes; Water/3 days; Food/3 weeks; Fellowship/3 months.

 

Starts having impact on our overall well-being.

Human touch inspires positive thinking & expands trust, reduces social anxiety & stress, boosts immune system & lowers blood pressure.”

 

 

In an article published in a secular psychology magazine, the writer stated:

 

“It’s ironic that during a highly contagious pandemic where our immune systems are being the most stressed, we are being deprived of something (human touch) that is so essential to our body’s function.” *

 

How the early church started

 

Acts 2:42

 

“They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”

 

 

Paul’s challenge to the Philippians

 

Philippians 2:5 (ESV)

 

“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus”

 

 

We need to encouragement and accountability

 

Hebrews 10:24-25

 

“and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.”

 

 

BE HONEST…we all need it!
 

C. Seek the Commander’s Approval: Put God first!

 

 

 

Proverbs 24:12

 

“If you say, “See, we did not know this,” Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts? And does He not know it who keeps your soul? And will He not render to man according to his work?”

 

 

ILLUS: Reading or hearing the instructions.

 

 

 

He provides the direction

 

Proverbs 3:6

 

“In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.”

 

 

Do everything for His glory

 

1 Corinthians 10:31

 

“Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

 

Colossians 3:17,23-24

 

“Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father… Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.”

 

 

How do we Live on Mission? K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Silly)

 

 

The Children’s Church Song: “Read Your Bible, Pray every day”

 

 

I have given you 21 different scriptures that I want you to “chew on” this next week. If you need help remembering, you can go to the blog on our church webpage for the message. If you don’t have access to a computer, see me and I will print a copy off for you. I want you to take and reflect on for them (3 a day). Maybe you need some work done on your heart this week. Or maybe you need some renewing of your mind. But remember this…when you read them, ask the Holy Spirit to reveal how you need to apply them to your life. God is faithful and will help you to grow stronger in Him.
 

 

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FOOTNOTE:

 

*Psychology Today: “The Vital Importance of Human Touch”, by Nicole K. McNichols, Ph.D., published August 3, 2021.
 
 

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Seize the Moment – Day 956

Today’s hymn focus will be

Blessed Be Your Name

Psalm 34:1 (NASB95)

 

“I will bless the Lord at all times;

His praise shall continually be in my mouth.”

 

This modern-day hymn was written by Matt & Beth Redman, who also have written songs we sing like “The Heart of Worship”, “Your Grace Finds Me”, and “10,000 Reasons”.  In September 2001, they were visiting in California just after 9/11 occurred. They saw the effects that it was having on people and churches and the brokenness that was being felt. As they visited churches, they heard the powerful messages of pastors expressing the pain of the nation and God’s heart for His people, but there seemed to be a lack of songs that gave people a voice in worship. They were inspired to write this hymn to give a voice to the lament, but also reflect in Whom our hope of victory is placed.

 

            Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be Your name

            Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be Your glorious name.

 

We need to wake up to the fact that God is with us in every season of our lives, even those times that may seem dark and sad. When we remember that the sorrow may last for a night, but joy comes with the morning, we can trade the sadness for gladness.

 

If you would like to receive a personal phone call today, all you have to do is dial the phone number below right now and one of us will call you soon.

 

YOUTUBE:

If you prefer a video, Pastor Ken reads his devotion on YouTube as well. Click HERE to visit the page.

Videos are posted about a week after the devotion appears in the blog.

 

If you would like to listen to this song, click on this link:

 

Blessed Be Your Name

 
Blessed Be Your NameIn the land that is plentifulWhere Your streams of abundance flowBlessed be Your name
 
Blessed Be Your nameWhen I’m found in the desert placeThough I walk through the wildernessBlessed Be Your name
 
Every blessing You pour out, I’llTurn back to praiseWhen the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say
 
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your nameBlessed be the name of the LordBlessed be Your glorious name
 
Blessed be Your name
When the sun’s shining down on meWhen the world’s ‘all as it should be’Blessed be Your name
 
Blessed be Your nameOn the road marked with sufferingThough there’s pain in the offeringBlessed be Your name
 
Every blessing You pour out I’llTurn back to praiseWhen the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I’ll say
 
Blessed be the name of the LordBlessed be Your nameBlessed be the name of the LordBlessed be Your glorious name
 
Blessed be the name of the LordBlessed be Your nameBlessed be the name of the LordBlessed be Your glorious name
 
You give and take awayYou give and take awayMy heart will choose to sayLord blessed be Your name
 
You give and take awayYou give and take awayMy heart will choose to sayLord blessed be Your name
 
Blessed be the name of the LordBlessed be Your nameBlessed be the name of the LordBlessed be Your glorious name
 
Blessed be the name of the LordBlessed be Your nameBlessed be the name of the LordBlessed be Your glorious name
 
 
 

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Seize the Moment – Day 949

Today’s hymn focus will be

Like a Mighty Sea

 

John 4:14 (NASB95)                    

 

“but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”

 

Growing up in the church, Tina and I remember some of the hymns by page number that were being called out during a service or because they were a family member’s favorite. Today’s hymn is such a song, as it was HYMN 215 “Like A Mighty Sea”, which was Tina’s grandpa’s requested hymn.

 

Written in 1900 by Henry J. Zelley, a Taylor University Graduate, and put to music by Henry Lake Gilmour, this hymn serves as a call to salvation and as a reminder of where the source of life comes from, which is the throne of God. Every parched and thirsty soul is invited to plunge beneath the waves of His never-ending love and grace.

 

Like a mighty sea, like a mighty sea, comes the love of Jesus

sweeping over me

The waves of glory roll, the Savior to extol, comes the love of Jesus

sweeping o’er my soul

 

We need to wake up and daily drink from the river of life, love,  grace and mercy that flows from heaven above. He will be faithful to fill us up to overflowing if we will just drink it in!
 
 

If you would like to receive a personal phone call today, all you have to do is dial the phone number below right now and one of us will call you soon.

 

YOUTUBE:

If you prefer a video, Pastor Ken reads his devotion on YouTube as well. Click HERE to visit the page.

Videos are posted about a week after the devotion appears in the blog.

 

If you would like to listen to this song, click on this link:

 

Like a Mighty Sea

1
My soul today is thirsting for living streams divine,
To sweep from highest heaven to this poor heart of mine;
I stand upon the promise, in Jesus’ name I plead;
Oh, send the gracious current to satisfy my need.
 
Refrain:
Like a mighty sea, like a mighty sea,
Comes the love of Jesus sweeping over me;
The waves of glory roll, the shouts I can’t control;
Comes the love of Jesus sweeping o’er my soul.
 
2
I see the clouds arising, the mercy clouds of love,
That come to bring refreshing down from the throne above;
The earnest of the shower, just now to us is giv’n,
And now we wait, expecting the floods of grace from heav’n. [Refrain]
 
3
The show’rs of grace are falling, the tide is rolling in,
The floodtide of salvation, with pow’r to cleanse from sin;
It’s surging through my being and takes my sin away,
It keeps me shouting glory! through all the happy day. [Refrain]
 
4
It’s coming, yes, it’s coming, it’s coming down this hour,
A torrent of salvation in saving, cleansing pow’r:
I hear the billows surging, I see them mount and roll;
Oh, glory, hallelujah! they’re sweeping through my soul. [Refrain]
 
 
 
 

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Seize the Moment Day 942

Today’s hymn focus will be

Take My Life

 

Joshua 3:5 (NASB95)

 

Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.”

 

The original hymn was written in 1876 by Frances Havergal. The daughter of an Anglican minister, she was referred to as the ‘consecrated poet’, striving to live her life that was fully dedicated to Christ, always sensitive to the needs of others. She gave the hymn a sense of prayerful petition by starting each verse with the compulsory verb of “take”.

 

In May of 2013, Chris Tomlin and Louie Gigglio put a modern twist on the hymn, making sure to keep the integrity and meaning of the verses, while adding a new chorus that reiterated the consecration and personal commitment to the Lord. Like Frances, these two men convey the message of the song with strong conviction and invitation for others to do the same.

 

Take my life and let it be, consecrated Lord to Thee

Take my moments and my days, let them flow in ceaseless praise.

 

We need to wake up and quit just singing these songs of consecration and make the commitment to put the words into action in our lives.
 
If you would like to receive a personal phone call today, all you have to do is dial the phone number below right now and one of us will call you soon.
 
 
 

 

YOUTUBE:

If you prefer a video, Pastor Ken reads his devotion on YouTube as well. Click HERE to visit the page.

Videos are posted about a week after the devotion appears in the blog.
 

 

If you would like to listen to this song, click on this link:

 

Take My Life

 
1
Take my life and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to thee.
Take my moments and my days;
let them flow in endless praise,
let them flow in endless praise.
 
2
Take my hands and let them move
at the impulse of thy love.
Take my feet and let them be
swift and beautiful for thee,
swift and beautiful for thee.
 
3
Take my voice and let me sing
always, only, for my King.
Take my lips and let them be
filled with messages from thee,
filled with messages from thee.
 
4
Take my silver and my gold;
not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use
every power as thou shalt choose,
every power as thou shalt choose.
 
5
Take my will and make it thine;
it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart it is thine own;
it shall be thy royal throne,
it shall be thy royal throne.
 
6
Take my love; my Lord, I pour
at thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself, and I will be
ever, only, all for thee,
ever, only, all for thee.

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Seize the Moment – Day 935

Today’s hymn focus will be

Come People of the Risen King

 

Philippians 2:11   (NASB95)

 

 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

 

This song is a wonderful call to worship written by Keith & Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townsend in 2008. Much like to hymns of the past, they took us through progressive steps as to why we are to express our praise, inviting us in the process with them, calling  us to declare God’s grace and mercy and how we are to express our gratitude and consecration to Him.

 

Using a melody style that is reflective of the times is also something that the hymn writers of old used to do. It helps to make the song memorable so we can walk away with that song in our hearts. We are being invited to come and rejoice in the gospel, no matter where we are in this life.

 

            Rejoice, rejoice! Let every tongue rejoice!

            One heart, one voice, o Church of Christ, rejoice!

 

We need to wake up and remember as we sing that we serve a great God and it is because of Him that we always have a reason to rejoice!
 

If you would like to receive a personal phone call today, all you have to do is dial the phone number below right now and one of us will call you soon.

 

YOUTUBE:

If you prefer a video, Pastor Ken reads his devotion on YouTube as well. Click HERE to visit the page.

Videos are posted about a week after the devotion appears in the blog.

 

If you would like to listen to this song, click on this link:

 

Come People of the Risen King

 
[Verse 1]
Come, people of the risen King
Who delight to bring Him praise
Come all and tune your hearts to sing
To the morning star of grace

From the shifting shadows of the earth
We will lift our eyes to Him
Where steady arms of mercy reach
To gather children in

 

[Refrain]
Rejoice, rejoice
Let every tongue rejoice
One heart one voice
Oh, church of Christ rejoice

[Verse 2]
Come those whose joy is morning sun
And those weeping through the night
Come those who tell of battles won
And those struggling in the fight

For His perfect love will never change
And His mercies never cease
But follow us through all our days
With the certain hope of peace

[Verse 3]
Come, young and old from every land
Men and women of the faith
Come those with full or empty hands
Find the riches of His grace

Over all the world His people sing
Shore to shore we hear them call
The truth that cries through every age
Our God is all in all

 
 
 
 

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Seize the Moment – Day 928

Today’s hymn focus will be

“Glorious Day”

1 Peter 2:24 (NASB95)
 

 and 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.”

 

In 2009, Mark Hall, the frontman and songwriter for Casting Crowns, wrote the music for a glorious old hymn. He took the strong lyrics of this hymn that depicted the life of Christ, a hymn he grew up on and rearranged it because people were not singing it much anymore.

 

The original hymn, ‘One Day’ was written by John Wilbur Chapman who was born in Richmond, Indiana. Written about 1908, he was a passionate evangelist, he wrote this hymn to provide a memorable way to share the gospel.

 

Both of these men wanted this message to be declared loud and clear:

 

Living He loved me, dying He saved me, buried He carried my sin far away

Rising He justified freely forever; One day He’s coming, O glorious day!1 Peter 2:24dkl

O glorious day! 

 

 We need to wake up and not be bashful about telling others of the Good News! Even if you can’t sing it, you can use the words of this hymn to share the story of Christ’s love, His life, His sacrifice, His victory and of His soon return! We don’t have a moment to wait!
 

 

 
If you would like to receive a personal phone call today, all you have to do is dial the phone number below right now and one of us will call you soon.

 

YOUTUBE:

If you prefer a video, Pastor Ken reads his devotion on YouTube as well. Click HERE to visit the page.

Videos are posted about a week after the devotion appears in the blog.

 

If you would like to listen to this song, click on this link:

 
 

Glorious Day

 
One day when Heaven was filled with His praisesOne day when sin was as black as could beJesus came forth to be born of a virginDwelt among men, my example is HeWord became flesh and the light shined among us
His glory revealed
Living, He loved meDying, He saved meBuried, He carried my sins far awayRising, He justified freely foreverOne day He’s comingOh glorious day, oh glorious day
 
One day they led Him up Calvary’s mountainOne day they nailed Him to die on a treeSuffering anguish, despised and rejectedBearing our sins, my Redeemer is HeHands that healed nations, stretched out on a tree
 
And took the nails for me
Living, He loved meDying, He saved meBuried, He carried my sins far awayRising, He justified freely foreverOne day He’s comingOh glorious day, oh glorious day
One day the grave could conceal Him no longer
 
One day the stone rolled away from the doorThen He arose, over death He had conqueredNow is ascended, my Lord evermoreDeath could not hold Him, the grave could not keep HimFrom rising again
 
Living, He loved meDying, He saved meBuried, He carried my sins far awayRising, He justified freely forever
One day He’s comingOh glorious day, oh glorious day
 
One day the trumpet will sound for His comingOne day the skies with His glories will shineWonderful day, my Beloved One bringingMy Savior Jesus is mine
 
Living, He loved meDying, He saved meBuried, He carried my sins far awayRising, He justified freely foreverOne day He’s comingOh glorious day, oh glorious dayGlorious dayOh glorious day
 
 
 
 
 

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Seize the Moment – Day 921

Today’s modern day hymn focus will be

Great is the Lord

 

Psalm 145:3-4 (NASB95)             

 

 Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised,
And His greatness is unsearchable.
One generation shall praise Your works to another,

And shall declare Your mighty acts.”

 

In 1982, Michael W. Smith and his wife Debbie were active members of a church in Nashville TN where he also led worship. During that season of their lives, they would often sit together at night, open up the scriptures and allow God to inspire their hearts. One night, God took them to the above passage. While she wrote a few lines, he played the melody, and they saw them come together practically at the same time.

 

The next Sunday, he taught the song to the congregation of Belmont Church, and they were greatly moved to a spirit of worship, lifting their voices in praise as they sang this song.

 

            Great is the Lord, He is holy and just, by His power we trust in His love

            Great is the Lord, He is faithful and true, by His mercy He proves He is love

 

We need to wake up and each and every day declaring the words of this song, for He is glorious and great and worthy to be praised.
 

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Great is the Lord

 
Great is the LordHe is holy and justBy His power we trustIn His loveGreat is the LordHe is faithful and trueBy His mercy He provesHe is love
 
Great is the LordAnd worthy of gloryGreat is the LordAnd worthy of praiseGreat is the LordNow lift up your voiceNow lift up your voiceGreat is the LordGreat is the Lord
 
Great is the Lord,He is holy and justBy His power we trustIn His loveGreat is the LordHe is faithful, and trueBy His mercy He provesHe is love
 
Great is the LordAnd worthy of gloryGreat is the LordAnd worthy of praiseGreat is the LordNow lift up your voiceNow lift up your voiceGreat is the LordGreat is the Lord
 
Great are you LordAnd worthy of gloryGreat are you LordAnd worthy of praiseGreat are you LordI lift up my voiceI lift up my voiceGreat are you LordGreat are you Lord
 
 
 

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