Tuesday, February 28, 2017

THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT THAT NAME

(I post this video today in memory of Mrs. Carolyn Headrick who went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 24th.  She will be greatly missed!)

Bill and Gloria Gaither

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
There's just something about that name
Master, Savior, Jesus
Like the fragrance after the rain
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
Let all heaven and earth proclaim
Kings and kingdoms will all pass away
But there's just something about that name

Recitation:
Jesus, the mere mention of His Name can calm the storm, heal the broken, raise the dead. At the Name of Jesus, I've seen sin-hardened men melted, derelicts transformed, the lights of hope put back into the eyes of a hopeless child.... At the Name of Jesus, hatred and bitterness turned to love and forgiveness; arguments cease. I've heard a mother softly breathe His Name at the bedside of a child delirious from fever, and I've watched that little body grow quiet and the fevered brow cool. I've sat beside a dying saint, her body racked with pain, who in those final fleeting seconds summoned her last ounce of ebbing strength to whisper earth's sweetest Name-Jesus, Jesus.... Emperors have tried to destroy it; philosophies have tried to stamp it out. Tyrants have tried to wash it from the face of the earth with the very blood of those who claimed. Yet still it stands. And there shall be that final day when every voice that has ever uttered a sound--every voice of Adam's race shall raise in one great mighty chorus to proclaim the Name of Jesus, for in that day "Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord!!!" Ah- so you see- it was not mere chance that caused the angel one night long ago to say to a virgin maiden, "His Name shall be called Jesus."- Jesus-Jesus-Jesus. You know, there is something about that Name....


Monday, February 27, 2017

I AM THINE, O LORD

Fanny Crosby

I am thine, O Lord, I have heard thy voice,
And it told thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to thee.

Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
To the cross where thou hast died.
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
To thy precious, bleeding side.

Consecrate me now to thy service, Lord,
By the power of grace divine;
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
And my will be lost in thine.

O the pure delight of a single hour
That before thy throne I spend,
When I kneel in prayer, and with thee, my God,
I commune as friend with friend!

Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
To the cross where thou hast died.
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
To thy precious, bleeding side.

There are depths of love that I cannot know
Ttill I cross the narrow sea;
There are heights of joy that I may not reach
Till I rest in peace with thee.

Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
To the cross where thou hast died.
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
To thy precious, bleeding side.



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Friday, February 24, 2017

ANOTHER CHILD'S COMING HOME

Chris Allman 

Are you tired? Are you worn?
Is that road longer than you thought it was before?
Turn around, you’ve gone far enough.
There’s still room for you to come and stay with us.

Kill the fatted calf. Grab the finest robe.
Get a ring for my child because he’s coming home.
Get his room prepared because I know he’s tired
And when he gets here, I'm sure he’ll want to rest a while.
And if you need me, I’ll be out in the road
Because another child’s coming home!

Are you scared? Have you been sad?
Has someone told you I would never take you back?
Son, you know the truth. You don’t have to guess.
I’ve been waiting right here for you since the day you left.

Kill the fatted calf. Grab the finest robe.
Get a ring for my child because he’s coming home.
Get his room prepared because I know he’s tired
And when he gets here, I'm sure he’ll want to rest a while.
And if you need me, I’ll be out in the road
Because another child’s coming home!

Don’t be mad at him! No need to say a word.
He’s sorry for his sin, his lesson has been learned.
I love you all the same; in your heart, you know that’s true.
If it were you out in the rain, I would be waiting for you.

So go kill the fatted calf. Grab the finest robe.
Get a ring for my child because he’s coming home.
Get his room prepared because I know he’s tired
And when he gets here, I'm sure he’ll want to rest a while.
And if you need me, I’ll be out in the road
Because another child’s coming home!


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Thursday, February 23, 2017

GOD HAS BEEN SO GOOD TO ME

Author Unknown

I've always had a place to sleep,
Clothes to wear and food to eat.
God has been so good to me.
I thank you, Lord, for Mom and Dad,
The best friends on earth I've had.
God has been so good to me.

God has been so good to me,
And I'm thankful for a fine family,
The little church that I attend,
And for all my Christian friends.
God has been so good to me.

Thank God I live where men are free,
Where there's love and liberty.
God has been so good to me.
If all I had He took away,
Then I still would have to say.
God has been so good to me.

God has been so good to me,
And I'm thankful for a fine family,
The little church that I attend,
And for all my Christian friends.
God has been so good to me.




Wednesday, February 22, 2017

WE ARE NOT ASHAMED

Author?

We are not ashamed
No, we are not ashamed
Of the Gospel; the Truth we will proclaim
We are committed and we choose
To tell the world the Good News--
The Gospel; we are not ashamed

We've made a commitment
To proclaim it every day
Shouting from the mountain
That Jesus is the way
He gave the commission
And now it's up to you and me
It's time to declare it
Somebody needs to share it
For it's the truth that can set them free

We are not ashamed
No, we are not ashamed
Of the Gospel; the Truth we will proclaim
We are committed and we choose
To tell the world the Good News--
The Gospel; we are not ashamed

We will go and tell it everywhere
The Word of Truth we will gladly share
The Gospel; We are not ashamed
Take the Good News into all the world
Tell ev'ry man, woman, boy, and girl
The Gospel; we are not ashamed

We are gonna lift our voice and say
Jesus Christ is the only way
The Gospel We are not ashamed
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so
Stand up and tell it ev'rywhere you go
The Gospel; we are not ashamed

We are not ashamed
No, we are not ashamed
Of the Gospel; the Truth we will proclaim
We are committed and we choose
To tell the world the Good News--
The Gospel; we are not ashamed



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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I AM THE WORD

Phillip Enloe

In the beginning was the Word
And the Word was with God
And the Word was God
Then the Word was made flesh
The flesh was crucified
But the Word arose and will never never die

I am the Word (I am the Word)
And I’ll never pass away
The beginning and the end
I am the Word
I am the Word (I am the Word)
I’m alive and I am sure
Sharper than any sword
I am the Word

I am perfect and I am pure
I am living and I am true
I am righteous holiness
So hide me in your heart
Then speak the living Word
I am your strength, I am your power, I am the Word

I am the Word (I am the Word)
And I’ll never pass away
The beginning and the end
I am the Word
I am the Word (I am the Word)
I’m alive and I am sure
Sharper than any sword
I am the Word

I am the Word (I am the Word)
And I’ll never pass away
The beginning and the end
I am the Word
I am the Word (I am the Word)
I’m alive and I am sure
Sharper than any sword
I am the Word

I am the Word I will never pass away
For I am God’s eternal Word

I am the Word (I am the Word)
And I’ll never pass away
The beginning and the end
I am the Word
I am the Word (I am the Word)
I’m alive and I am sure
Sharper than any sword
I am the Word



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Monday, February 20, 2017

KEEPING THE OLD MAN DOWN

Keena Turner West

I'm my own worst enemy,
When I remember back to what I used to be;
And despite the love I've found,
Sometimes it's hard to keep the old man down;
It's not because I want to be who I used to be,
It's because people keep reminding me.

But what people can't forget He won't remember;
And when they come along and keep fanning the embers;
I'll hold my head up high and just remember what I've found;
As I keep on keeping the old man down

Some folks try in their own way to help me change;
But they don't realize, that all my "want-to's" He has rearranged;
It's true I know I have a long, long way to go;
If He's forgiven yesterday, why won't they let it go?

But what people can't forget He won't remember;
And when they come along and keep fanning the embers;
I'll hold my head up high and just remember what I've found;
As I keep on keeping the old man down

If it's true when He says we're covered in His love;
Then why won't they let my past stay under the blood?

But what people can't forget He won't remember;
And when they come along and keep fanning the embers;
I'll hold my head up high and just remember what I've found;
As I keep on keeping the old man down



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Friday, February 17, 2017

GOTTA GET TO JESUS

Author?

My physicians tried in vain
For twelve long years of pain
Is proof that there is nothing they can do
But I just heard somebody say
There's a healer on the way
Somehow I have to press my way through

I've gotta get to Jesus
Gotta get to Jesus
I know that He's the answer to my needs
Bring Him all my problems
Only He can solve them
Mend the broken pieces
Gotta get to Jesus

When my world is torn apart
I need healing for my heart
I really don't know how much more I can take
Trapped inside a cloud
Of disbelief and doubt
I only know one way of escape

I've gotta get to Jesus
Gotta get to Jesus
I know that He's the answer to my needs
Bring Him all my problems
Only He can solve them
Mend the broken pieces
Gotta get to Jesus

If the hem of His garment is all I can reach
I know if I touch Him, I will be free
I will be free

I've gotta get to Jesus
Gotta get to Jesus
I know that He's the answer to my needs
Bring Him all my problems
Only He can solve them
Mend the broken pieces
Gotta get to Jesus



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Thursday, February 16, 2017

NEVER MADE A PROMISE

Author?

I have a blessed assurance,
And it helps me to face every storm
A foretaste of Heaven I cling to
And that’s what I’ve built my life on
So instead of the struggles I’m facing
Let me tell of the Savior I know
How His Word is today and for always
So I always have a reason to hope

’Cause there’s never been a long night He won’t bring me through
There’s never been a morning His mercies aren’t new
There’s never been a moment He’s not all I need
He’s never made a promise that He does not keep

Oh, He tells me that He’ll never leave me
That He will be strong when I’m weak
And I’ll find grace is sufficient;
Whatever my heartache and grief
Oh, the trials of this life always show me
He’ll be faithful to me ’til the end
That’s why my song, my story
Is of Jesus, my Savior and Friend

’Cause there’s never been a long night He won’t bring me through
There’s never been a morning His mercies aren’t new
There’s never been a moment He’s not all I need
He’s never made a promise that He does not keep



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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

I Got Ahold of God This Morning

Kyla Rowland

Sometimes, I am rejected and I feel so all alone;
Then, I try to reach my Father, for I know that He'll be home.
And when life gets hard to handle, When I'm fearful and alone,
I get anxious to find Jesus And see Him stand with open arms.

I got ahold of God this morning,
I talked directly to the throne.
Oh, I went there broken-hearted,
So afraid and so alone;
Satan almost overtook me,
He tried hard to block my way.
But, I just prayed a little harder
And I got ahold of God today.

I was seeking for the comfort of that precious Holy One,
And as I waited there in silence, oh, I knew that He would come.
Then, I saw the light of Heaven,; it came right into my room;
And when I felt His presence touch me, oh, I knew that I prayed through.

I got ahold of God this morning,
I talked directly to the throne.
Oh, I went there broken-hearted,
So afraid and so alone;
Satan almost overtook me,
He tried hard to block my way.
But, I just prayed a little harder
And I got ahold of God today.



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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

NOTHING BUT LOVE

Author?

It's not hard to recall the mistakes I've made along the way
Could be easy to hang my head in light of yesterday
But if God can forgive and forget
Who am I to hold on to regret?

I feel nothing but love every time I think of
The One who saved me. the joy that Jesus gave me
I feel nothing but grace when I think of the way
That I was living and all that He's forgiven
I know it must be mercy because I feel nothing but love

Every day I am amazed 'cause I know the past has passed away
There is no condemnation because He's taken away my shame
So I'm learning to let it all go
And  to trust in the kindness He shows

I feel nothing but love every time I think of
The One who saved me. the joy that Jesus gave me
I feel nothing but grace when I think of the way
That I was living and all that He's forgiven
I know it must be mercy because I feel nothing but. . .

Peace that passes understanding, ever-hopeful, everlasting,
Waking every day to find that I am His and He is mine

Ain't it something that I feel nothing but love every time I think of
The One who saved me. the joy that Jesus gave me
I feel nothing but grace when I think of the way
That I was living and all that He's forgiven
I know it must be mercy because I feel nothing but love



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Monday, February 13, 2017

SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE

Mark Hall

Somewhere between the hot and the cold
Somewhere between the new and the old
Somewhere between who I am and who I used to be
Somewhere in the middle, You'll find me

Somewhere between the wrong and the right
Somewhere between the darkness and the light
Somewhere between who I was and who You're making me
Somewhere in the middle, You'll find me

Just how close can I get, Lord,
To my surrender without losing all control

Fearless warriors in a picket fence,
Reckless abandon wrapped in common sense
Deep water faith in the shallow end
And we are caught in the middle
With eyes wide open to the differences,
The God we want and the God who is
But will we trade our dreams for His
Or are we caught in the middle

Somewhere between my heart and my hands
Somewhere between my faith and my plans
Somewhere between the safety of the boat and the crashing waves

Somewhere between a whisper and a roar
Somewhere between the altar and the door
Somewhere between contented peace and always wanting more
Somewhere in the middle You'll find me

Just how close can I get, Lord,
To my surrender without losing all control

Fearless warriors in a picket fence,
Reckless abandon wrapped in common sense
Deep water faith in the shallow end
And we are caught in the middle
With eyes wide open to the differences,
The God we want and the God who is
But will we trade our dreams for His
Or are we caught in the middle

Lord, I feel You in this place
And I know You're by my side
Loving me even on these nights
When I'm caught in the middle



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Friday, February 10, 2017

MY ANSWER IS YES

Beverly Lowry and Rebecca J. Peck

Isaiah saw the Lord high and lifted up,
And heard Him say "Who shall I send, who will go for us?"
Isaiah felt unworthy to go and prophesy,
But his heart was more than willing and this was his reply.

Anytime you need me, anywhere you send me,
Anything you ask of me my answer is yes.
In the narrow way
Each and every day
I'll be anything you want me to be
My answer is yes

I read within God's Word there's work for me to do,
The harvest now is ready, but laborers are few.
Sometimes I feel unworthy to share salvation's plan,
But, Lord, you know I'm willing to do what You command.

Anytime you need me, anywhere you send me,
Anything you ask of me my answer is yes.
In the narrow way
Each and every day
I'll be anything you want me to be
My answer is yes



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Thursday, February 9, 2017

LOOK NO FURTHER

Author?

Someone's coming could this be Him?
No, I'm not the one; just Abraham
On Mount Sinai when you saw the ram
It was just a picture of the coming Lamb

I hear footsteps. Could this be the Christ?
No, I am Moses. I am just a type
Of the One who will deliver from all sin
The Red Sea crossing was a picture of Him

There in the distance; Oh, you must be the King
No, I am David, not the one you seek
But from my seed, He'll come and will proclaim
I am the root of David; Jesus is my name

John the Baptist from Jordan's shore
I see him baptize in the name of the Lord
Oh, then he looks up and points to a man
With authority, he said " Behold the Lamb"

Look no further than a manger. He is Mary's child
Look no further than Mount Calvary and see Him die
In the garden someone's standing where a body was exhumed
Look no further; He is Jesus risen from that tomb

Up from the grave, He arose.
He arose. He arose
Look no further; He is Jesus risen from that tomb



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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

STOP THE STORM

Rebecca Isaacs Bowman, Sonya Isaacs Yeary, Joseph Habedank

I’ve never seen you hurt like this
Wish it was something I could fix for you
But I can love you through this storm
Pray until it’s gone and skies are blue

So don’t lose hope; don’t ever quit
The sky is dark and the rain is hard
And God feels so far away from you
You might be shakin’; your heart is breakin’
He’ll make a way and He’ll see you through
Oh – You can’t stop the storm
Don’t let it stop you

You’ve come too far to turn back now
You know the morning sun somehow will shine
And though you might not understand
Trust the Savior’s Hand and you will find
He heals the hurt that He allowed

The sky is dark and the rain is hard and
God feels so far away from you
You might be shakin’; your heart is breakin’
He’ll make a way and He’ll see you through
Oh no – You can’t stop the storm
Don’t let it stop you

You can’t stop the fear from callin’
Or the tears from fallin’
But you can find sweet peace
Beneath the shelter of His wings

The sky is dark and the rain is hard and
God feels so far away from you
You might be shakin’; your heart is breakin’
He’ll make a way and He’ll see you through
Oh no – You can’t stop the storm
Don’t let it stop you


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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

SING TO JESUS

Fernando Ortega, Juan F. Ortega, Rich Nibbe

Come and see, look on this mystery
The Lord of the universe nailed to a tree
Christ our God, spilling His Holy blood
Bowing in anguish, His sacred head

Sing to Jesus, Lord of our shame
Lord of our sinful hearts; He is our great Redeemer
Sing to Jesus, honor His name
Sing of His faithfulness, pouring His life out unto death

Come, you weary and He will give you rest
Come, you who mourn, lay on His breast
Christ who died, risen in Paradise
Giver of mercy, Giver of life

Sing to Jesus; His is the throne
Now and forever, He is the King of Heaven
Sing to Jesus; we are His own
Now and forever, sing for the love our God has shown

Sing to Jesus, Lord of our shame
Lord of our sinful hearts; He is our great Redeemer
Sing to Jesus; honor His name

Sing to Jesus; His is the throne
Now and forever, He is the King of Heaven
Sing to Jesus; we are His own
Now and forever, sing for the love our God has shown



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