The Highest and the Greatest
“Wake every heart and every tongue, to sing a new eternal song
and crown him King of Glory, now, confess him Lord of all!”
A Mighty Fortress
“Our God is jealous for his own, none can comprehend is love and his mercy,
Our God is exalted on his throne, high above the heavens, forever he is worthy”
Isaiah 53:4-5 “Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.”
When was the last time that you stopped long enough to stand in awe of the grace of God towards you in Jesus Christ? He took our sins and sorrows. Are you standing in awe? He bore our burdens on the cross. Are you standing in awe? He suffered and died alone. Are you standing in awe? He was wounded and crushed for us. He was forsaken so that we could be accepted. He was condemned so that we could be pardoned.
Are you in awe?
I Stand Amazed (How Marvelous)
“He took my sin and my sorrow and made them his very own
He bore the burden to Calvary, and suffered and died alone.”
There is a Fountain
“The dying thief rejoiced to see the fountain in his day,
and there have I, though vile as he, washed all my sins away.”
There is no sin that is beyond the cleansing power of the blood of Jesus. No sin.
Jesus, Son of God
“You took our sin, you bore our shame, you rose to life, you defeated the grave,
A love like this – the world has never known.”
This is the gospel. It is of first importance. Jesus died, was buried, and rose according to the Scriptures. Death has no hold on him. Through faith in him, death has no hold on us.
Whom Shall I Fear?
“The greatness of God, of the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, is that, if rightly considered, which will support the spirits of those of his people that are frighted with the greatness of their adversaries. For here is a greatness against a greatness.” – John Bunyan, All Loves Excelling, p. 5.
“Would it not be amazing, should you see a man encompassed with chariots and horses, and weapons for his defense, yet afraid of being sparrow blasted, or over-run by a grasshopper!…to fear man, is to forget God…”