February 25, 2021
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“Everything will be okay”
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Everything will be okay…based on what?
In whom do you secure or place that kind of confident hope?
“My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness” – the first line and the title of a hymn written by what we’d call a second career, bivocational cabinet making pastor in England in 1836, named Edward Mote.
“Born in London on 21 January 1797, his parents managed a pub and often left Edward to his own devices playing in the street. Speaking of these childhood years he once said, “So ignorant was I that I did not know that there was a God.” He was finally exposed to the Christian gospel and was baptised the age of 18. He was trained as a cabinet maker and worked in London for 37 years. Only in his 50s did he enter the ministry and was pastor at Rehoboth Baptist Church in Horsham, West Sussex for 26 years.” (Wikipedia)
My Hope is Built on Nothing Less
“My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.
When darkness veils his lovely face,
I rest upon unchanging grace;
In ev’ry rough and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil.
His oath, his covenant, his blood
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.
When I shall launch in worlds unseen,
O may I then be found in him;
Dressed in his righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.”
Yes, “everything will be okay,” but only because of Jesus.
Peter Kapsner – 50 Shades of Truth
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Matt Merker – Author of “Corporate Worship”
“Corporate Worship: How the Church Gathers as God’s People” is a new book in the 9Marks Building Healthy Churches Series. This one answers the question: “What is worship and why do we do it? It explains the use of the word “Corporate” with worship and why it is important. For more information on this book, check it out here.