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)

T.R.U.T.H. about the Dinosaurs: Behemoth

This is a short excerpt from the movie, The T.R.U.T.H. About the Dinosaurs.

15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.

16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.

17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.

18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.

19 He is the chief of the ways of God: He that made him can make His sword to approach unto him.

– Job 40:15-19

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)

Facing Our Ancient Foe: Part 3: The Armor of God: The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace and The Shield of Faith (Ephesians 6:15-16) – John MacArthur

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

– Ephesians 6:15-16 KJV

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

HOW TO IDENTIFY A TRUE CHRIST FOLLOWER… — Kirk’s Journal

This post is from Kirk’s Journal. I found Kirk’s blog just recently and I want to recommend it to you! In this post, Kirk L. Zehnder talks about a very important topic.


MATTHEW 7:21-23: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in […]

via HOW TO IDENTIFY A TRUE CHRIST FOLLOWER… — Kirk’s Journal

Before the Throne of God Above

15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

– Hebrews 4:15-16 NKJV

– Lyrics –


Before the throne of God above,
I have a strong and perfect plea,
A great High Priest whose name is Love,
Who ever lives and pleads for me.
My name is graven on His hands,
My name is written on His heart.
I know that while in Heaven He stands,
No tongue can bid me thence depart,
No tongue can bid me thence depart.

When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within,
Upward I look and see Him there,
Who made an end to all my sin.
Because the sinless Savior died,
My sinful soul is counted free;
For God, the just, is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me,
To look on Him and pardon me.

Behold Him there, the risen Lamb,
My perfect, spotless righteousness,
The great unchangeable I AM,
The King of glory and of grace!
One with Himself I cannot die.
My soul is purchased by His blood!
My life is hid with Christ on high,
With Christ, my Savior and my God,
With Christ, my Savior and my God.

Charitie Lees Bancroft

What’s Wrong With the Prosperity Gospel?

My friend Unknowable at Lee Duigon’s blog wrote this great comment concerning the prosperity gospel.

That’s a perfect example of twisting scripture to send a message that people will want to hear, but isn’t accurate and doesn’t truly bring people to biblical Christianity.

Yes, God provides for us, but He doesn’t promise us mansions, speedboats or fine automobiles. There’s nothing wrong with having nice things, but keeping our eye simple makes life simpler and easier, in many ways.

The scriptures cover many subjects. It is possible, by taking verse out of context, to claim biblical support for all sorts of things, but that is abusing the scriptures. This practice is called “verse checking”.

Sometimes, people will use examples from the scriptures to justify wrong behavior. The Bible honestly reports the actions of any number of people, but that doesn’t mean that it endorses their wrongdoing.

For example, King David committed adultery with Bathsheba and arranged to have her husband killed in battle. David paid a heavy price for his sins and the peace of his family never recovered. His grandson was King when the 10 northern tribes split away and Israel was never the same.

David is favorably remembered in scripture and was forgiven his sins, but that doesn’t mean that the Bible condones David’s sins.

2 Timothy 4:3 says: “ For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,” (NASB)

There are people out there claiming to represent God’s word, whom twist scripture to support all sorts of badness. For virtually any sin, there are people claiming scriptural support exists. Such people claim to be spiritual leaders, but in fact, they are misrepresenting scripture.

Through the years, I’ve adopted a policy of taking scripture literally, unless there is scriptural evidence that it is symbolic. Doing this has helped the Bible to “come alive” for me, seeing that it is truly in harmony with itself and explains God’s purposes in dealing with mankind in a consistent way, from the earliest record in Genesis to the symbolic prophecies of Revelation. The accounts of Noah, Abraham, the Nation of Israel and the early Christians are all consistent.

Scripture is remarkable, in that we can see a common thread from the beginning of creation, all the way to our day. There is nothing else like it in existence.

– Unknowable

The Rainbow, LGBTQ, and the Bible

Please raise the volume and watch this video in which Dr. John MacArthur speaks about the LGBTQ community and what the Bible says about them.

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

– Romans 1:18-27 KJV

Please pray that God will save some within the LGBTQ community and that they will repent of their sins and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ by faith alone!