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It’s All About the Cross   Leave a comment

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Gratitude   2 comments

Joining in on the Grace Challenge.  Thank you Jesus for dying on the cross for me and giving me your Holy Spirit to show me the heart of God.

Sunday Praise – Mercy   2 comments

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Mercy
Mercy
Mercy is Your name
Mercy
Mercy
Mercy is Your name
(repeat)

We cry holy
Holy to Your name
We cry holy
Holy oh
Holy is Your name

Father
Father
Father is Your name
(repeat)

Jehovah
Jehovah
Jehovah is Your name
(repeat)

We cry holy
Holy to Your name
We cry holy
Holy oh
Holy is Your name
Holy is Your name

Jonathan Butler – Brand New Day

Posted August 9, 2009 by Lana G! in Alaska, Jesus, Lyrics, Photo, Photography, Praise, Salvation, Sunday, Worship

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Sunday Hymn – Throw Out the Life Line   3 comments

Throw Out the Life Line
by Edwin Smith Ufford (1851-1929)

Throw out the life line across the dark wave;
There is a brother whom someone should save;
Somebody’s brother! O who then will dare
To throw out the life line, his peril to share?

Refrain

Throw out the life line! Throw out the life line!
Someone is drifting away;
Throw out the life line! Throw out the life line!
Someone is sinking today.

Throw out the life line with hand quick and strong:
Why do you tarry, why linger so long?
See! he is sinking; oh, hasten today
And out with the life boat! away, then away!

Refrain

Throw out the life line to danger fraught men,
Sinking in anguish where you’ve never been;
Winds of temptation and billows of woe
Will soon hurl them out where the dark waters flow.

Refrain

Soon will the season of rescue be o’er,
Soon will they drift to eternity’s shore;
Haste, then, my brother, no time for delay,
But throw out the life line and save them today.

Refrain

This is the life line, oh, tempest tossed men;
Baffled by waves of temptation and sin;
Wild winds of passion, your strength cannot brave,
But Jesus is mighty, and Jesus can save.

Refrain

Jesus is able! To you who are driv’n,
Farther and farther from God and from Heav’n;
Helpless and hopeless, o’erwhelmed by the wave;
We throw out the life line, ’tis “Jesus can save.”

Refrain

This is the life line, oh, grasp it today!
See, you are recklessly drifting away;
Voices in warning, shout over the wave,
O grasp the strong life line, for Jesus can save.

2 Corinthians 6:1-3

1 As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. 2 For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.”  I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation. 3 We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited.

How Deep the Father’s Love for Us   Leave a comment

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How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

Stuart Townend

How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom
(REPEAT)

What’s that Perfume You’re Wearing?   5 comments

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 2 Corinthians 2:14-17 CEV

14 I am grateful that God always makes it possible for Christ to lead us to victory. God also helps us spread the knowledge about Christ everywhere, and this knowledge is like the smell of perfume. 15-16 In fact, God thinks of us as a perfume that brings Christ to everyone. For people who are being saved, this perfume has a sweet smell and leads them to a better life. But for people who are lost, it has a bad smell and leads them to a horrible death.No one really has what it takes to do this work. 17 A lot of people try to get rich from preaching God’s message. But we are God’s sincere messengers, and by the power of Christ we speak our message with God as our witness.

Isn’t that a great word picture!  I love verse 15 – In fact, God thinks of us as a perfume that brings Christ to everyone. Wow! Do you have your perfume on today? Whether or not you put it on physically, spiritually it is on and that is how God thinks of you – A perfume that brings Christ to everyone. 

Here’s what I wrote in my journal after reading this scripture:

  1. God makes it possible for Christ to lead us to victory
  2. God will help us spread the knowledge of Christ
  3. The knowledge of Christ is like the smell of perfume
  4. God thinks of us as perfume
  5. I smell  – like Christ
  6. Christ to the saved, is sweet perfume
  7. Christ to the lost, is a stench
  8. It is only by the power of Christ that we can share this perfume
  9. There are sincere and not so sincere messengers

Next time you put on your perfume and smell that sweet scent, remember God thinks of you as a perfume that brings Christ to everyone. 

Who will smell your fragrance today?

Testimony Tuesday   9 comments

My testimony is a rather simple one. I am one of eight children. My twin brother and I were the last to be born into this wonderful Russian family. My mother was a Christian and my father became a Christian the year I was born. I grew up in a home where all my memories were of a Christian mother and father who reflected their love for the Lord openly and still do.

I can remember passing by my parent’s bedroom and looking inside to see them kneeling in prayer. They read their Bibles at the kitchen table. They carted all of us to church on Sunday morning and Sunday night as well as to prayer meetings on Wednesday nights.

Church was a big part of my life growing up and the majority of my social life was centered around church activities and my church friends. With all of that you would think that I became a Christian at my own church. But, I didn’t.

I became a Christian at a Pioneer Girls club that I had started attending with a neighbor girl. I was around 11 years old and one of the nights they had shared the gospel with us and asked if we would like to ask Jesus into our hearts. I said yes and that was the day I became a Christian. I was baptized shortly after that and my life continued to revolve around church.

Through the years, I have had blessings as well as struggles and hardships. The struggles and hardships seemed to have only brought me closer to the Lord. Life has not always been easy, but Jesus has always been there, teaching, prodding and molding my stubborn heart.  He has provided a rich heritage of believers in my life who were not afraid to live their faith. These gems have taught me and still teach me how I should live a Christ centered life. 

I could not imagine going through this life without Jesus, the lover of my soul and I look forward to meeting him when he invites me to my final home!  Until then, I want to be found faithful, ever growing in my walk with him.