Archive for January 2019

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Morning, week 2

 

Monday –      Top Priority
         Hymn: Do You Talk to the Lord? (recording) (printed)

Tuesday –     Use Me Today
         Hymn: Through Me (recording) (printed)

Wednesday – A Prayer for Today

Thursday –    Hymn: Living Christ (recording) (printed)

Friday –          Reinvest My Thoughts
         Hymn: My Mind Is Yours (recording) (printed)

Saturday –     I Can Live in Christ
         Hymn: Turn Your Thoughts to God (recording) (printed)

 

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Satan Bound

Reflection on Revelation 20:1-10

Not everyone will agree with
this interpretation of the millennial reign.
I offer it for your consideration.

Has Satan been bound?
Is the millennial reign being fulfilled now,
in our day?
Don’t look at the broad, largely-unbelieving world.
As with all the other fruits of the Kingdom of God,
we see Satan’s binding best
in the Church and
in the lives of individual believers.

Wherever Jesus Christ is
trusted and
followed,
see the Kingdom come with power (Mark 9:1).
See how Elijah has restored all things (Matthew 17:11).
See Messiah received as a conquering hero (Luke 19:28-40).
See His temple
now cleansed,
now a house of prayer for all nations (Matthew 21:12-13).
See resurrection life in full bloom (Matthew 28:1-8).

See Satan bound (Revelation 20:1-3).
See his house being plundered (Matthew 12:29).
See him falling like lightning (Luke 10:18).
See him disarmed and cast out (Colossians 2:15; John 12:31).

See Christ living and moving among His obedient people.
The Kingdom of God has come in Jesus!

Listen and sing:
Hymn: We Have Come, God’s Living Temple
Recording
Printed Music & Lyrics

Feel the Savior’s Heart for People

Feel Jesus’ burning heart for people
in His earthly ministry,
in His suffering, and
in His promises to return.

Recording
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Feel the Savior’s heart for people
As He shares Himself with all.
All are brothers, sisters, neighbors.
All are welcome, great and small.
See Him live His deep compassion.
Watch Him shepherd, heal, and feed,
Through the Father’s rich abundance
Freely meeting every need.

Feel the Savior’s heart for people
When it gives Him only pain.
Now engulfed in vicious hatred,
Selfless love seems all in vain.
Though alone, condemned, abandoned,
Taunted, tortured, crushed, betrayed,
With His dying words He loves them –
Love triumphant, unafraid.

Feel the Savior’s heart for people.
Feel His deepest longings burn.
As He yearns for love’s completion,
Hear Him promise His return.
See Him come for all His family,
Gathering us from every race.
We will feast on love together
Heart-to-heart and face-to-face.

 

by Ken Bible, © 2018 LNWhymns.com

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Morning, week 1 

 

Monday –      A Unique Opportunity

Tuesday –     Let There Be Light
         Hymn: When Morning Dawns and Evening Fades (recording) (printed)

Wednesday – Hymn: Today in Your Presence (recording) (printed)

Thursday –    Morning Thanksgiving
         Hymn: Psalm 33 (recording) (printed)

Friday –          Begin with God
         Hymn: Lord, May Our Thoughts Begin with You (recording) (printed)

Saturday –     Make This Day Holy
         Hymn: Holy in You (recording) (printed)

 

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Our Childish Perspective

A prayer response to Revelation 20:1-10,
the millennium 

Father, You think and act in eternity.
We live second-by-second in our little
time and
place.
Exactly when and
exactly how
will Your eternal actions
touch us?
That’s what we ask.
It’s all we want to know, and
we don’t always understand Your answer.
Our perspective is too
small and
self-centered.

But Your timing is always perfect.
Your ways are always right.
Your gifts are always flawless.

You never take short-cuts.
You never rush.
You patiently work our redemption till it is
full and complete,
perfect in every detail,
no matter how long it takes.

Father, we joyfully and gratefully
wait on You.
We relax in Your care,
trusting and
worshiping all the while.

Listen and sing:
Hymn: Wait on the Lord
Recording
Printed Music & Lyrics

Jesus Weeps for the Unrepentant

This hymn traces Jesus’ tears through the gospels.
Name any tragedy in our
violent, unjust world, and
a worse tragedy is
the fate of those who
live and die without
ever
knowing
God.

Recording
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See them suffer needless pain,
Clutching life, but all in vain,
Blindly scorning
Mercy’s warning.
God is love, and how He weeps!

See them grasping, in their loss,
Every comfort but the cross –
Such obsession!
No confession.
Mourn with Him as Jesus weeps.

See them born; they bud and bloom,
Grow, but never make Him room.
Never knowing,
Simply going,
Sinners die. The Savior weeps.

 

by Ken Bible, © 2018 LNWhymns.com

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Jesus the Light (Epiphany), week 2 

 

Monday –      Christ the Light
         Hymn: Jesus, the Light of the World (recording) (printed)

Tuesday –     Lamb of God
         Hymn: You Bore Our Sin, O Lamb of God (recording) (printed)

Wednesday –Fulfilled Right in Front of You
         Hymn: Jesus, Full of Truth and Grace (recording) (printed)

Thursday –    From the Throne Room to a Fishing Boat
         Hymn: Christ Is Our Horizon (recording) (printed)

Friday  –         All We Need
         Hymn: All We Need (recording) (printed)

Saturday –     God in Christ in Us
         Hymn: God in Christ in Us (recording) (printed)

 

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You Are in Full Control

A prayer response to Revelation 20:1-10,
Satan bound, freed, and cast into the lake of fire

Father, You bind and You loose the forces of evil
as suits Your purpose.
You give them just enough rope to
hang themselves.

When Jesus was being tortured and killed,
it seemed that evil had a free hand to do
anything it wished to the Son of God.
But even then, You were sending signals
reminding us that You were in full control:
Prophecies given long ago
were being fulfilled.
Pilate unwittingly testified to Christ
by his sign on the cross,
“Jesus the Nazarene,
the King of the Jews,”
The repentant thief acknowledged
who Jesus was.
As Your Son died,
You shrouded the world in darkness.
You tore the veil of the temple.
Even in those dark hours, You were still sovereign, loving God,
faithfully working Your loving will and
fulfilling Your timeless plan.

In the tumultuous last days,
when it seems that evil has a free hand to do
anything it wishes to Your dear children,
You will still be in full control.
You will still be sovereign God.
All will happen according to
Your loving plan.
You use even those who rebel against You
to bless Your people
perfectly and
completely.

Praise to You, sovereign Father!
We are always secure in Your care!

Listen and sing:
Hymn: God Blesses His People
Recording
Printed Music & Lyrics

Psalm 16

Almighty, all-encompassing God,
my Father,
You are my hiding place,
my only God,
my greatest delight!

Recording
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Hide me, Almighty God!
Fierce storms arise.
Clouds gathering all around
Darken the skies.
You are my hiding place,
My safe, secluded space.
How peace is shining through
Here, Lord, in You!

You are my highest good,
O glorious Lord!
Life’s great inheritance!
Love’s rich reward!
Shallow and passing joys
Shout out their empty noise.
All that is good and true
Flows, Lord, from You.

Bless You, my guard, my guide,
Heaven’s pure light!
You bless and shepherd me
All through the night.
Fullness of love divine,
Pleasures profound are mine,
Joys ever fresh and new
Here, Lord, in You.

 

by Ken Bible, © 2018 LNWhymns.com