Christian Affirmations (Haiku Series #152)

Believing

Curious and ask

Just what is a Messiah?

Calvary’s cross speaks

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Anchoring

Searching endless roads

Lord offering righteous route—

Built on trusted rock

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Finishing

Days fill with trials

Life’s journey walks with Jesus—

Promised Land ahead

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Charles Swindoll Quote

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All of history looks back at that moment–to the tragedy and triumph of that cross.  First the crucifixion, then the resurrection of the Son of God.

From Romans 5:8:  “God proves His love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.”

Redemption (Elfchen Series #72)

Humble Walk

Works

Never enough

Come to Jesus

Accept His unearned grace

Salvation

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Zeroed Out

Underwater

Sin’s soaring balance

Witness Calvary’s cross

Jesus pays our debts

Salvation

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Whitest White

Sin

Evil’s tattoo

Life’s red stain

Jesus transforms to white

Salvation

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Believe

From John 14:6-7:  “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.  If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him.”

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Jesus, Son of Man

Healing and teaching

But, He’s so much more

God’s love, far-reaching

 

Believe and accept

Jesus, Son of God

Lamb, without blemish

Sinless and unflawed

 

Primary mission

Save this fallen world

Holy and divine

Savior’s love unfurled

 

Born in Bethlehem

Calvary’s cross waits

Unselfish journey

Christ accepts His fate

 

Father, Son, Spirit

Trinity in One

Path to truth and life

Darkness on the run

 

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From John 10:29-30:  “What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father’s hand.  The Father and I are one.”

One

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“One” standing up, life’s lonesome number

Rising today, waking from slumber

 

One single digit, filled with courage

Stepping up, ready to encourage

 

One man standing with boldness, alone

Moving against tyranny’s dark throne

 

One tiny seed maturing to grow

Spawning thick forest, nature’s chateau

 

One last try remains, taking a chance

Advancing to championship’s dance

 

One more war, aiming to end all war

Proving to be mankind’s hopeless chore

 

One single journey, will never do

Touring Yellowstone’s picturesque views

 

One small voice, singing with gentle praise

Joining life’s chorus, hearts now ablaze

 

One yummy taste, frozen now in time

Savoring home cooking at mealtime

 

One kind act, paying forward life’s grace

Sharing love, lighting up darkest place

 

One heart knocks, opening couple’s door

Adopting this daughter, love cares for

 

One righteous Son of God, boldly walks

Bearing our sins, Cross forever talks

 

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Love of Christ (Elfchen Series #63)

Redeeming

Carrying

Life’s transgressions

Savior’s mercy saves

Jesus bearing our debts

Cross

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Awakening

Witness

Solid rock

Faith’s living cornerstone

Savior’s righteousness and blessing

Jesus

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Following

Seeking

Holy Messiah

Accepting His grace

Faithfully walking with Jesus

Eternity

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Oswald Chambers Quote

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The Cross is the point where God and sinful man merge with a crash and the way of life is opened–but the crash is on the heart of God.

From 1 Peter 2:24:  “He himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed.”

Oswald Chambers Quote

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The bedrock of our Christian faith is the unmerited, fathomless marvel of the love of God exhibited on the Cross of Calvary, a love we never can and never shall merit.

From Romans 8:37-39:  “In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Sinclair B. Ferguson Quote

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When you look at the Cross, what do you see?  You see God’s awesome faithfulness.

From 1 John 4:9-10:  “God’s love was revealed among us in this way:  God sent His only Son into the world so that we might live through Him.  In this is love, not that we loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.”

Oswald Chambers Quote

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The greatest note of triumph ever sounded in the ears of a startled universe was that sounded on the Cross of Christ–“it is finished!”

From John 19:30:  “When Jesus had received the wine, He said, ‘It is finished.’  Then He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.”