Gospel’s Road (Elfchen Series #104)

Greatest Gift

Mercy’s

Morning star

Father’s glowing truth

Victorious resurrection at dawn

Jesus

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Bible’s Truth

Life’s

Deepest questions

Searching for answers

God’s divine Word teaches

Lessons

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Blessed Opportunity

Conversation

With Father

Intimate and precious

Drawing near to Him

Prayer

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Pursuing Christ

From Psalm 119:1-3:  “Happy are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LordHappy are those who keep His decrees, who seek Him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong but walk in His ways.”

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Happiness comes to those

Pursuing Christ, our Lord

Walking in righteousness

His grace brings us on board

 

Heart’s treasured devotion

Pursuing Christ, our Lord

Following His teachings

Peace sings harmony’s chords

 

Soul’s consuming passion

Pursuing Christ, our Lord

Hearing His sacred Word

Faith breathes, fully restored

 

Future hope lights each day

Pursuing Christ, our Lord

Praying darkness shall fade

Trust grows, mercy’s accord

 

Empty tomb now proclaims

Pursuing Christ, our Lord

Opening heaven’s gate

Resurrection awards

 

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From Psalm 119:159-160:  “Consider how I love Your precepts; be gracious to me according to Your steadfast love.  The sum of Your word is truth, and every one of Your righteous ordinances endures forever.”

Savior Lives

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Conquering darkness

Empty tomb declares

Risen Savior lives

Grace pours out, God cares

 

Mourning no longer

Calvary’s cross bends

Righteous Savior lives

Love pays dividends

 

Looking to heavens

Evil crawls away

Faithful Savior lives

God’s Word, final say

 

Walking in His light

God’s design sustains

Steadfast Savior lives

Never changing lanes

 

Singing hymns of praise

God’s glory beyond

Blessed Savior lives

Mercy’s lasting bond

 

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Morning’s Promise

From Lamentations 3:22-23 :  “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

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Spiritual sunrise

Grief stricken for three days

Tomb open and empty

God fulfills Word, ablaze

 

All of creation sings

Rejoice in faith’s Good News

Risen Christ conquers death

God rejects evil’s ruse

 

Morning’s promise brings truth

Resurrection affirms

Prophetic Scripture scenes

God shares love, grace confirms

 

From darkness, world bends knees

Redemption offers peace

Savior pays debts in full

God ensures life’s new lease

 

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From Psalm 105:4-5:  “Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His presence continually.  Remember the wonderful works He has done, His miracles, and the judgments He has uttered.”

Sin’s Island

From Colossians 3:1-2:  “So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”

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Living on sin’s island

Forsaking faith in Christ

Breathing in darkest fears

Grace seeming too high priced

 

Searching far horizon

Scanning each tidal wave

Feeling Spirit’s nudges

Christ Jesus comes to save

 

Witnessing Calvary

Flooding tears crying out

Asking big question . . . why?

Salvation, still in doubt

 

Observing blood-stained cross

Watching Christ breath His last

Wrestling with sinful flesh

Evil’s hold, standing fast

 

Awaking days later

Running to empty tomb

Accepting Christ this day

Leaving sin’s island room

 

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From 1 John 3:2-3:  “ Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed.  What we do know is this: when He is revealed, we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He is.  And all who have this hope in Him purify themselves, just as He is pure.”

Sorrow to Joy

From John 16:20:  “Very truly, I tell you, you will weep and mourn, but the world will rejoice; you will have pain, but your pain will turn into joy.”

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Frightened, behind closed doors

Sorrowful tears cry out

Yesterday, filled with light

Today, darkness brings doubt

 

Disciples and others

Bewildered and scattered

Christ’s death crushes spirit

Faith’s fragileness shattered

 

No place to run toward

Trapped and shut-off from God

Tomorrow’s hope now gone

What makes this picture flawed?

 

Peter, John, and Mary

Cold, empty tomb proclaims

Resurrection witnessed

Evil’s planning in flames

 

Sorrow turning to joy

Messiah comes to save

Bloodied cross bears man’s sins

Chains no longer enslave

 

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From John 20:18:  “Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, ‘I have seen the Lord’; and she told them that He had said these things to her.”

Nothing Greater (Elfchen Series #85)

Be True

Confession

With repentance

Walking with righteousness

Stepping forward into light

Obedience

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Be Fed

Invitation

Hungry feast

Nourishes spirit’s needs

With faith and grace

Forgiveness

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Be Saved

Resurrection

Empty tomb

Grace overcomes darkness

Transforming our “broken glass”

Redemption

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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.”

Smith Wigglesworth Quote

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I am not moved by what I see.  I am moved only by what I believe.

From John 11:25-27:  “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life.  Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.  Do you believe this?’  She said to Him, ‘Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.'”

Oswald Chambers Quote

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Our Lord’s Resurrection destiny is to bring “many sons unto glory.”  The fulfilling of His destiny gives Him the right to make us sons and daughters of God.

From Luke 24:25-26:  “Then he said to them, “Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared!  Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into His glory?”