Showing posts with label MY DAILY HYMNS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MY DAILY HYMNS. Show all posts

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Blessed Be The Name by William H. Clark

1.All praise to Him Who reigns above
In majesty supreme,
Who gave His Son for man to die,
That He might man redeem!

Refrain:
Blessed be the Name! Blessed be the Name!
Blessed be the Name of the Lord!
Blessed be the Name! Blessed be the Name!
Blessed be the Name of the Lord!

2.His Name above all names shall stand,
Exalted more and more,
At God the Father's own right hand,
Where angel hosts adore.

3.Redeemer, Savior, Friend of man
Once ruined by the fall,
Thou hast devised salvation's plan,
For Thou hast died for all.


4.His Name shall be the Counselor,
The mighty Prince of Peace,
Of all earth's kingdoms Conqueror,
Whose reign shall never cease.

Saturday, February 09, 2019

All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil F. Alexander



Hymn for Today
All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil F. Alexander

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.

The rich man in his castle,
The poor man at his gate,
He made them, high or lowly,
And ordered their estate.

The purple headed mountains,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning
That brightens up the sky.

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.

The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
To gather every day.

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Almighty Father, Lord Most High

Almighty Father,  Lord Most High by Vin­cent S. S. Coles

Almighty Father, Lord most high,
Who madest all, who fillest all,
Thy Name we praise and magnify,
For all our needs on Thee we call.

We offer to Thee of Thine own
Ourselves and all that we can bring,
In bread and cup before Thee shown,
Our universal offering.

All that we have we bring to Thee,
Yet all is naught when all is done,
Save that in it Thy love can see
The sacrifice of Thy dear Son.

By His command in bread and cup
His body and His blood we plead;
What on the cross He offered up
Is here our sacrifice indeed.

For all Thy gifts of life and grace,
Here we Thy servants humbly pray
That Thou wouldst look upon the face
Of Thine anointed Son today.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Sharing Faith, Just Doing My Job Sir

A paperboy drops a newspapers outside a house on one of his regular rounds. The homeowner opens the door and calls after him, “Thanks for bringing me my paper this morning!”

“Just doing my job sir,”

A doctor finishes a routine check-up with one of his oldest patients . Before leaving the room, the old lady turns and says, “Thank you for fitting me into your busy schedule. ”

“Just doing my job ma'am!

A missionary is mocked and ridiculed by the very people he's sacrificed everything for. His family is kidnapped, his home is torched, and he's beaten to within an inch of his life and left bleeding in the gutter.

“Just doing my job, Sir .”

In 1 Corinthians 9:16-27, the apostle Paul reminds us that as Christians it our duty to share our faith. We're all meant to be missionaries, --people willing to set aside our precious ambitions for the most important job entrusted to mankind this side of heaven that is  telling the Good News.

And if we're doing it properly, we will definitely face tough times. We want health, wealth and happiness, but the Bible promises trials , tests and temptations! Like a good athlete, we must grow stronger through these difficult situations, using self control to win the prize.

Bible Text
1 Corinthians 9:16-27

16NIV:For when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, since I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!
17NIV:If I preach voluntarily, I have a reward; if not voluntarily, I am simply discharging the trust committed to me.
18NIV:What then is my reward? Just this: that in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not make full use of my rights as a preacher of the gospel.
19NIV:Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.
20NIV:To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law.
21NIV:To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law.
22NIV:To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.
23NIV:I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.
24NIV:Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
25NIV:Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
26NIV:Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air.
27NIV:No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

Questions to Consider
  • Read verse 22. Who have you become like, in order to win them for Christ? How much effort did that take?
  • When was the last time you were mocked for sharing your faith in Jesus? How much of a threat to devil are you?

Motion Points
  • Disciplining yourself to memorise Bible verses that will come handy when you're sharing your faith.
  • Teaming up with other young Christians for the purpose of going out and witnessing together. Why not do it right now?

Hymn for Today
Church of God, Beloved and Chosen by F.R Havergal

Church of God, beloved and chosen,
Church of Christ for whom He died,
Claim thy gifts and praise the Giver,
Ye are washed and sanctified.
Sanctified by God the Father,
And by Jesus Christ His Son,
And by God the Holy Spirit,
Holy, Holy, Three in One.

By His will He sanctifieth,
By the Spirit's power within;
By the loving hand that chasteneth
Fruits of righteousness to win;
By His truth and by His promise,
By the Word, His gift unpriced,
By His own blood, and by union
With the risen life of Christ.

Holiness by faith in Jesus,
Not by effort of thine own,
Sin's dominion crushed and broken
By the power of grace alone,
God's own holiness within thee,
His own beauty on thy brow:
This shall be thy pilgrim brightness,
This thy blessed portion now.

He will sanctify thee wholly;
Body, spirit, soul shall be
Blameless till thy Savior's coming
In His glorious majesty!
He hath perfected forever
Those whom He hath sanctified;
Spotless, glorious, and holy,
Is the Church, His chosen Bride.
Further reading
  • Matthew 10:1-15
  • Isaiah 61:1-3

Friday, January 25, 2019

Honest To God

Nothing ordinary ever seemed to happen to Rob. His stories of extravagant family holidays, chance meetings with famous people and doing unbelievable feats were too amazing to be true. When Tim McCormick questioned the facts of his stories, Rob would get defensive. He would insist he was being truthful by saying, “Honest to God!”

Finally, Tim caught Rob in blatant lie. One Saturday morning he phoned to tell Tim he had got a ticket to a rock concert that had been sold out for more than two months . He wouldn't show Tim the ticket for fear of loosing it, he said , nor would he explain how he got it. Yet he tried to make Tim believe that he had an “ inside” source. He promised to tell him all about the concert the next day.

But that nigth, during the very much hour of the concert, Tim sported Rob with his family at a superstore more than fifty kilometres from the concert site! Tim told him he had seen him at the superstore, he finally admitted that he had exaggerated a little but he had bought the group's latest album, he said.

Tim's friendship with Rob crumbled after that. Read 1 Corinthians 5:6-8 yo see what Paul thought about boasting.

Bible Text
1 Corinthians 5:2-13

2ESV:And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.
3ESV:For though absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing.
4ESV:When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus,
5ESV:you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.
6ESV:Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?
7ESV:Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.
8ESV:Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
9ESV:I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people—
10ESV:not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world.
11ESV:But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one.
12ESV:For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?
13ESV:God judges those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you.”

Questions to Consider
  • How was Rob's boasting like the list that Paul writes about?
  • What effects has boasting had in your relationship?

Motion Points
  • Listing specific ways in which people can keep themselves from boasting.
  • Asking God to show you if have been boasting. If so, tell the modest truth to the people you boasted to.

Hymn for Today
God Leads Us Along by George A. Young

In shady, green pastures, so rich and so sweet,
God leads His dear children along;
Where the water's cool flow bathes the weary one's feet,
God leads His dear children along.

Refrain:
Some through the waters, some through the flood,
Some through the fire, but all through the blood;
Some through great sorrow, but God gives a song,
In the night season and all the day long.

Sometimes on the mount where the sun shines so bright,
God leads His dear children along;
Sometimes in the valley, in darkest of night,
God leads His dear children along.

Though sorrows befall us and evils oppose,
God leads His dear children along;
Through grace we can conquer, defeat all our foes,
God leads His dear children along.

Away from the mire, and away from the clay,
God leads His dear children along;
Away up in glory, eternity's day,
God leads His dear children along.
Further Reading
  • Jeremiah 9:23-24
  • James 4:13-17
  • Isaiah 10:8-15



Sunday, January 20, 2019

Do Not Take Drugs and Alcohol, God's Temple is Your Body!

Penny went to a party on Friday night with a whole load of her mates. After a while, some of the group got bored and decided to go to the corner shop to see if they would get served if they tried to buy a bottle vodka.
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A little bit later, they came back with two bottles which were quickly opened and passed around.

Penny didn't really feel comfortable about this and at the first managed to ignore the bottle and carry on her conservation.

However, after a while , some of the group started teasing her about not drinking and she gave in and had a large swig. While not really liking the taste, she felt pressured and carried on drinking throughout the evening. She ended up feeling really dizzy and was sick in the toilet.

The next morning she felt rather ill and embarrassed.

It is easy to come into contact with illegal substances. A survey of over 9,000 English school pupils aged eleven to fifteen found that:

  • 11 percent had taken drugs in the last month
  • 19 percent had taken drugs in last year
  • 9 percent were regular smokers (10 percent of girls, compared of boys)
  • 22 percent had drunk alcohol in the last week.

How do Penny's actions and statistics of the school pupils compare with people you know of that age?

Read 1 Corinthians 6:12-20. Paul warns of the dangers of becoming focused or addicted to worldly things. In our culture these might include food, sex, computer gaming, drugs and alcohol.

Bible Texts
1 Corinthians 6:12-20
12ESV:Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions.
13ESV:Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness.
14ESV:For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.
15ESV:What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!
16ESV:Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?
17ESV:But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed,
18ESV:and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.
19ESV:I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.
20ESV:For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.


Questions to Consider
  • What should you listen to what the Bible says about these temptations?
  • What are the things that you do that damage your “temple for the Holy Spirit” (verse 19)?

Motion Points
  • Thinking about everything linked to parties you go to. Write them down on a piece of paper under three columns: things which are not wrong in themselves but open to abuse; things which God will forbid.
  • Developing an accountability group with a couple of your mates where you check up on each other, including how you act on a party night.
Hymn for Today
O For Thousand Tongues to Sing [ Charles Wesley]

O for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemer's praise,
The glories of my God and King,
The triumphs of His grace!

My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad
The honors of Thy name.

Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
That bids our sorrows cease;
'Tis music in the sinner's ears,
'Tis life, and health, and peace.

He breaks the power of canceled sin,
He sets the prisoner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean,
His blood availed for me.

He speaks, and, listening to His voice,
New life the dead receive,
The mournful, broken hearts rejoice,
The humble poor believe.

Hear Him, ye deaf; His praise, ye dumb,
Your loosened tongues employ;
Ye blind, behold your Savior come,
And leap, ye lame, for joy.

In Christ your Head, you then shall know,
Shall feel your sins forgiven;
Anticipate your heaven below,
And own that love is heaven.

Glory to God, and praise and love
Be ever, ever given,
By saints below and saints above,
The church in earth and heaven.

On this glad day the glorious Sun
Of Righteousness arose;
On my benighted soul He shone
And filled it with repose.

Sudden expired the legal strife,
'Twas then I ceased to grieve;
My second, real, living life
I then began to live.

Then with my heart I first believed,
Believed with faith divine,
Power with the Holy Ghost received
To call the Savior mine.

I felt my Lord's atoning blood
Close to my soul applied;
Me, me He loved, the Son of God,
For me, for me He died!

I found and owned His promise true,
Ascertained of my part,
My pardon passed in heaven I knew
When written on my heart.

Look unto Him, ye nations, own
Your God, ye fallen race;
Look, and be saved through faith alone,
Be justified by grace.

See all your sins on Jesus laid:
The Lamb of God was slain,
His soul was once an offering made
For every soul of man.

Awake from guilty nature's sleep,
And Christ shall give you light,
Cast all your sins into the deep,
And wash the ?thiop white.

Harlots and publicans and thieves
In holy triumph join!
Saved is the sinner that believes
From crimes as great as mine.

Murderers and all ye hellish crew
In holy triumph join!
Believe the Savior died for you;
For me the Savior died.

With me, your chief, ye then shall know,
Shall feel your sins forgive
Anticipate your heaven below,
And own that love is heaven.

Further Reading
  • Proverbs1:10
  • Romans 12:2
  • Proverbs 23: 29-35




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