How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down His life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

– 1 John 3:16 KJV

– Lyrics –


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.

Stuart Townend

(Lyrics from StuartTownend.com)

Embrace the Cross – Steve Green

20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)

– Lyrics – 


I am crucified with Christ
Therefore I no longer live
Jesus Christ now lives in me
(Repeat twice)

Embrace the cross
Where Jesus suffered
Though it will cost
All you claim as yours
Your sacrifice will seem small
Beside the treasure
Eternity can’t measure
What Jesus holds in store

Embrace the love
The cross requires
Cling to the one
Whose heart knew every pain
Receive from Jesus
Fountains of compassion
Only He can fashion
Your heart to move as His

Oh, wondrous cross our desires rest in you
Lord Jesus make us bolder
To face with courage the shame and disgrace
You bore upon Your shoulder

Embrace the life
That comes from dying
Come trace the steps
The Savior walked for you
An empty tomb
Concludes Golgotha’s sorrow
Endure then till tomorrow
Your cross of suffering
Embrace the cross
Embrace the cross
The cross of Jesus

– Steve Green

(Lyrics from Genius.com)

He Will Hold Me Fast

37 All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me; and him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out. 

– John 6:37 KJV

– Lyrics –


When I fear my faith will fail, Christ will hold me fast;
When the tempter would prevail, He will hold me fast.
I could never keep my hold through life’s fearful path;
For my love is often cold; He must hold me fast.

He will hold me fast, He will hold me fast;
For my Saviour loves me so, He will hold me fast.

Those He saves are His delight, Christ will hold me fast;
Precious in his holy sight, He will hold me fast.
He’ll not let my soul be lost; His promises shall last;
Bought by Him at such a cost, He will hold me fast.

For my life He bled and died, Christ will hold me fast;
Justice has been satisfied; He will hold me fast.
Raised with Him to endless life, He will hold me fast
‘Till our faith is turned to sight, When He comes at last!

– Keith & Kristyn Getty

(Lyrics from SongLyrics.com)

Has God Predetermined Every Detail in the Universe?

33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD. (Proverbs 16:33)

 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s. (Romans 14:7-8)

Christ Shall Have Dominion!

13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him.

15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

16 For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

– 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

– Lyrics –


Christ shall have dominion over land and sea,
Earth’s remotest regions shall His empire be;
They that wilds inhabit shall their worship bring,
Kings shall render tribute, nations serve our King.

Refrain:
Christ shall have dominion over land and sea,
Earth’s remotest regions shall His empire be.

When the needy seek Him, He will mercy show;
Yea, the weak and helpless shall His pity know;
He will surely save them from oppression’s might,
For their lives are precious in His holy sight. [Refrain]

Ever and forever shall His name endure;
Long as suns continue it shall stand secure;
And in Him forever all men shall be blest,
And all nations hail Him King of kings confessed. [Refrain]

Unto God Almighty joyful Zion sings;
He alone is glorious, doing wondrous things.
Evermore, ye people, bless His glorious name,
His eternal glory through the earth proclaim. [Refrain]

Sir Arthur S. Sullivan

(Lyrics from Hymnary.org)

11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

– Romans 14:11

Angels Long to Look Into These Things

12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into. (1 Peter 1:12)

– Lyrics –


Angels long to look into these things, (repeat 3x)
The glory of Jesus!

He has given us new birth into a living hope
Through His resurrection from the dead.
He has given us new birth into inheritance
That can never perish, spoil or fade.
In this we greatly rejoice even though we suffer
Grief and trials, we have genuine faith.
We are filled with joy, we love Him, we believe in Him
Even though we have not seen His face.

Joy inexpressible and glorious
We are receiving the goal of our faith!

Chorus
Angels long to look into these things, (repeat 3x)
The glory of Jesus!

The prophets intently searched, searched with the greatest care
To find the time when Christ would come.
It was not revealed to those who were searching.
But now we know the glory of the Son
Concerning this salvation the grace that has come to us
Praise God the mystery’s been revealed!
We are filled with joy, we love Him ,we believe in Him!
And angels long to look in these things.

Chorus
Angels long to look into these things, (repeat 3x)
The glory of Jesus!

Joy inexpressible and glorious
We are receiving the goal of our faith

– Acappella

(Note: I couldn’t find the full lyrics. The lyrics here I found at SongLyrics.com.)

Answering Atheists With Dr. Jason Lisle

In this video, Pure Talk host Billy Hallowell interviews Biblical Science Institute director Dr. Jason Lisle about the ways in which to answer atheists.

Click here to go to the Biblical Science Institute website!

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” – Genesis 1:1