The Love of the Lord

“Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”  Colossians 3:16 (NASB)

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Let this be a time of worship to God.  Pray each prayer and add your own personal message to God.  Read each scripture as though reading it for the first time – listen carefully for the voice of God.  Listen to each song paying close attention to the lyrics provided.  These songs were carefully chosen.  Even if the music is not your favorite style of music, know that the musicians performing are sincerely making music to the Lord.  Try to feel the passion in their words and their musical expression.  Give thought to the message presented and confirm the truth therein by opening your Bible and taking some time to do your own personal study.  May you be greatly blessed.

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Let’s Pray Together

Almighty Creator of the universe, watching over us all, we praise your holy name.  Guide us toward your approaching kingdom as loyal followers of your every desire.  Thank you for all that you provide in our lives.  Bless us Father with your goodness and mercy, as we stumble our way through this life, and provide us with the ability to bless others in the same manner.  Keep our minds ever vigilant to the disruptive powers of the evil one.  Guide us on a path that avoids destruction.  You alone are our protector and deliverer.  We ask these things in the Holy name of Jesus.  Amen.

The Love of the Lord

It’s almost impossible to fully comprehend the price Jesus paid for our salvation.  While Jesus was fully divine, he was also fully human.  Jesus felt every moment of pain as he was beaten and hung on the cross.  Jesus paid this price so that we, through faith in him, would be found righteous, and therefore able to spend eternity with God.

“And though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.”  1 Peter 1:8-9 (NASB)

The grave could not hold Jesus.  The resurrection of Jesus demonstrated without question, his power over death and established beyond any doubt that he was indeed the Son of God.  We all know the familiar verse of scripture John 3:16 that confirms in one line the enormous love God has for us.  That love is never ending.  There is absolutely nothing that can disrupt the love God has for us.  Jesus is with us now and until the end of time.

“Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Just as it is written, ‘For Your sake we are being put to death all day long; we were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.’  But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 8:35-39 (NASB)

Let this song fill your heart with joy.

Never Gonna Stop Singing – Jesus Culture

You called out into darkness

You reached out to save us

You conquered the grave

You crossed the divide;

Lost in our sin

You made us alive

How can we ever hold it inside?

We can’t hold back

We’re gonna lift You higher, higher

Hearts burning bright like a fire, fire

Voices unite; make it louder, louder

We’re never gonna stop the singing

We’re never gonna stop the singing

Set free, no longer bound in chains

You rescued me and called me by name

You conquered the grave

You crossed the divide; lost in our sin

You made us alive

How can we ever hold it inside?

We can’t hold back

We’re gonna lift You higher, higher

Hearts burning bright like a fire, fire

Voices unite; make it louder, louder

We’re never gonna stop the singing

We’re never gonna stop

Higher, higher

Hearts burning bright like a fire, fire

Voices unite; make it louder, louder

We’re never gonna stop the singing

We’re never gonna stop the singing

Every tribe, every tongue, every heart will sing

Every knee, we will bow to the Risen King

Lift Him up, lift Him up

We’re never gonna stop the singing

Ooh we’re never gonna stop

Every tribe, every tongue, every heart will sing

Every knee, we will bow to the Risen King

Lift Him up, lift Him up

We’re never gonna stop the singing

Ooh we’re never gonna stop

Higher, higher

Hearts burning bright like a fire, fire

Voices unite; make it louder, louder

We’re never gonna stop the singing

We’re never gonna stop

Higher, higher

Hearts burning bright like a fire, fire

Voices unite; make it louder, louder

We’re never gonna stop the singing

We’re never gonna stop the singing

Our Sins Are Washed Away

By the mercy of God, we have been granted salvation through our faith in Jesus.  Our Creator has provided for us a way to be with him through all eternity.  Our sins have been washed by the blood of Christ.  This overwhelming blessing is a gift from God and not something that can be earned through human achievement.

“When the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”  Titus 3:4-7 (NASB)

Some of us who have been saved were less deserving than others, but make no mistake about it; none of us lived a life of perfection, totally without sin, as did our Savior, Jesus Christ.  Therefore, our salvation is only possible because of his great sacrifice.

“Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.”  1 Corinthians 6:11 (NASB)

All believers remember clearly the day their sins were washed away – first by trusting Jesus as your Lord and Savior and again in a public expression of your faith through baptism. What a glorious day that was!  If you have not yet given your life to Christ, now is the perfect opportunity to admit your sinful, self-serving nature, and place your faith in the work Jesus performed for you on the cross.  Turn from your sin and seek to follow Jesus from this moment forward.  Make this commitment to God right now in prayer and you will be saved.

“Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.”  Acts 22:16 (NASB)

Praise God for all those who come to Christ!  Fill your heart with joy for all those whose sins have been washed away.

Let this song fill your heart.

Oh Happy Day – Anthony Brown & FBCG Combined Choir

We Were Saved by His Love

Our salvation is an astonishing act of love; God’s love.  There is no other love like God’s love.  His love changes everything.  God’s love never runs out.

“The Lord appeared to him from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.”  Jeremiah 31:3 (NASB)

We are attracted to God by his overwhelming love.  God’s love is the energy that makes our hearts beat.  God’s love provides our eternal destiny.  God’s love is the catalyst for everything good that happens in our lives.

“See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are.”  1 John 3:1 (NASB)

Regardless of our selfish, sinful nature, God welcomes us into his family with loving arms.  God so loves us he sent his son to die so that we might have life in him.  That transformation opens our eyes to the bright light of truth.

“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”  1 John 4:10 (NASB)

Once our eyes have been opened to the truth, there is no turning back.  Everything changes.  Life is never the same.  We will remain in the loving arms of God for all eternity.

Let this song fill your spirit.

Love Changes Everything – Red Rocks Worship

I see His body breaking

I see His fingers bleed

I see the darkness tremble at the ground below His feet

In the darkest hours

There on Calvary

He was sweetly broken

Broken beautifully, broken beautifully

So come on into the waters

Come let the broken sing

Come all you sons and daughters

His love changes everything

Come when the fear is fighting

You finding the Risen King

Come on and let the light in

Your love changes everything

And when the Heavens opened

I saw the sins of men

Become a crown of glory as You died and rose again

In the darkest hours

In the valley low

I will fear no evil

‘Cause You’ll never let me go

You’ll never let me go

So come on into the waters

Come let the broken sing

Come all you sons and daughters

His love changes everything

Come when the fear is fighting

You finding the Risen King

Come on and let the light in

Your love changes everything

Your love, Your love, Your love changes everything

Your love, Your love, Your love changes everything

And none can overcome when death has lost its sting

Your love, Your love, Your love

In the darkest hours

In the valley low

I will fear no evil

You’ll never let me go

You’ll never let me go

So come on into the waters

Come let the broken sing

Come all you sons and daughters

His love changes everything

Come when the fear is fighting

You finding the Risen King

Come on and let the light in

Your love changes everything

Your love, Your love, Your love changes everything

Your love, Your love, Your love changes everything

Your love, Your love, Your love changes everything

Your love, Your love, Your love

Thank you for spending this time worshiping God.

His door is now open to you.  You are in God’s presence.  Don’t leave without Him.  Keep Him with you throughout your day.

Go in peace.

 

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