Lydia asked for this one–When I Cry, sung by students at Fountainview Academy. It reminds me of the shortest verse in the Bible: “Jesus wept” (John 11:35). It’s amazing, how much can be said in just two words.By Request, ‘When I Cry’ — Lee Duigon
Today let us realize that we were made to pray. Jesus assumes that we would be praying to our father and be heard. We do not deserve to have a voice before a holy God. Our sin should keep us far. However, because of the love of Christ this is only possible. Jesus died and gave us right standing with God. Now we are given the right to seek God and ask in the name of Jesus for that which our heart desires. Let us not neglect that calling!I am…a Prayer — Who I am in Jesus
Psalm 28 Crisis brings out the best and worst in us! Have you seen the news lately (silly question)? What about the reports of people who purposely contaminate food and supplies? Then there are the hoarders and price gougers. Behaviors are surfacing that are destructive and deviant. While many people are working diligently to solve […]Five Truths King David Knew — GraceSpeak
VOTD March 30 – “I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalms 16:8 NASBVOTD March 30 — Courageous Christian Father
Mark 11:1-11 More than a journey into Jerusalem – a journey to suffering, crucifixion and death. No shortcut to resurrection – Jesus must go by way of the Cross. At the Cross, we see Jesus, the King of love. Why did He not defend Himself? – Because He loves us. He shows His love by […]The Saviour Takes The Sinner’s Place. — Learning From God’s Word
Deuteronomy 20 New International Version
Going to War
20 When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them,because the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you. 2 When you are about to go into battle, the priest shall come forward and address the army. 3 He shall say: “Hear, Israel: Today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not panic or be terrified by them. 4 For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.”
5 The officers shall say to the army: “Has anyone built a new house and not yet begun to live in it? Let him go home, or he may die in battle and someone else may begin to live in it. 6 Has anyone planted a vineyard and not begun to enjoy it? Let him go home, or he may die in battle and someone else enjoy it. 7 Has anyone become pledged to a woman and not married her? Let him go home, or he may die in battle and someone else marry her.” 8 Then the officers shall add, “Is anyone afraid or fainthearted? Let him go home so that his fellow soldiers will not become disheartened too.” 9 When the officers have finished speaking to the army, they shall appoint commanders over it.
- Sound the battle cry! See, the foe is nigh;
Raise the standard high for the Lord;
Gird your armour on, stand firm every one;
Rest your cause upon His holy Word.
Rouse, then, soldiers, rally round the banner,
Ready, steady, pass the word along;
Onward, forward, shout aloud, “Hosanna!”
Christ is Captain of the mighty throng.
- Strong to meet the foe, marching on we go,
While our cause we know must prevail;
Shield and banner bright, gleaming in the light,
Battling for the right we ne’er can fail.
- O Thou God of all, hear us when we call,
Help us one and all by Thy grace;
When the battle’s done, and the vict’ry’s won,
May we wear the crown before Thy face.
It’s been about ten days since we in the UK went into lockdown.
By Monday I was getting pretty bored and found myself playing candy crush on Facebook.
On the plus side I have been able to do some video calls on Facebook, so much so I was on video chat for two and a half hours
You may or may not believe it but it also gave me the chance to file and tidy up my paper work.
I have to say I was still able to get my daily blogs out and go about my usual duties during the week.
I live in a street in a housing scheme where there is usually children running around, it seems strange not seeing them around, hardly anyone in the street,
It feels really weird! One good thing is that it Covid-19 has got people talking to people they wouldn’t normally talk to.
Philippians 2 The Message
He Took on the Status of a Slave
2 1-4 If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favour: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.
5-8 Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. He had equal status with God but didn’t think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human!Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that—a crucifixion.
9-11 Because of that obedience, God lifted him high and honoured him far beyond anyone or anything, ever, so that all created beings in heaven and on earth—even those long ago dead and buried—will bow in worship before this Jesus Christ, and call out in praise that he is the Master of all, to the glorious honour of God the Father.
I have many songs in The Salvation Army songbook that I like, some a little bit more than others. The one in the video has to be one of my favourites because it’s a song of testimony.
The verses in the video are out order from the songbook below plus I think there are additional verses. Hope you enjoy never the less.
There is a name I love to hear,
I love to sing its worth;
It sounds like music in mine ear,
The sweetest name on earth.
O how I love the Saviour’s name!
The sweetest name on earth.
It tells me of a Saviour’s love,
Who gave his life for me,
That I, and all who come to him,
From sin may be set free.
Jesus, the name I love so well,
The name I love to hear;
No saint on earth its worth can tell,
No heart conceive how dear.
In Heaven with all the blood-bought throng,
From sin and sorrow free,
I’ll sing the new eternal song
Of Jesus’ love to me.
There is no vaccine against this virus, but there is an antidote to fear and despair – READ.GOD’S.WORD! Psalm 27 is a good place to begin. Psalm 27:13 I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living. 14 Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart […]Antidote — GraceSpeak
VOTD March 28 – “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”” Joshua 1:9 NASBVOTD March 28 — Courageous Christian Father