Archive for April 2020

Psalm 73

This setting of Psalm 73 brings out
the wonderful truth that
God Himself is
our light,
our rightness,
our constant companion, and
our glorious destiny.
The tune is warm and familiar.

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Your goodness floods the world with light
Until my focus drifts to me.
Then fear and envy fill my sight.
My heart has wandered from the right,
For self is all I see.

So Lord, I look to You alone,
My sun, my source, my glorious goal!
I taste in You a peace unknown,
A light that streams from heaven’s throne
And bathes my heart and soul.

As tears and troubles come and go,
You breathe the life that I pursue.
Your nearness brings an inner glow,
A smile that all Your children know.
O Lord, my joy is You!

by Ken Bible, © 2018


Relationships in Society

Monday –      Forgive Me, Lord
Hymn: Listen to Love (recording) (printed)

Tuesday –     The Good Samaritan
Hymn: The Good Samaritan (recording) (printed)

Wednesday – Community
Hymn: We Thank You, O Lord! (recording) (printed)

Thursday –  Think Beyond Yourself
Hymn: We Will Be Your People (recording) (printed)

Friday –          Wholeness
Hymn: Philippians 2:1-8 (recording) (printed)

Saturday –     Don’t Forget
Hymn: God Is Calling (recording) (printed)

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One by One

Luke 18:35-42

Our magnificent God created the entire physical universe
with a word.
His sovereignty is so complete that
He simply expresses His will, and
matter obeys.

When Jesus came,
surely He could have healed the same way.
With just a word He could have healed
an entire village,
an entire nation,
the whole world.
But He did not.
He healed personally,
one by one.

He healed in many different ways.
Healing was not a technique but
a personal exchange.
He always established personal contact
with the one requesting the healing,
whether with the needy person or
with their representative
(sick people often can’t speak for themselves).
From the petitioner, there was
an expression of faith.
Then from Jesus,
a word,
a look,
sometimes a touch – and
a changed life.

Jesus shared the Father’s love
person to person,
face to face.
How else could you fully express such a
intimate love?

He calls us,
His servants and friends,
to express God’s love the same way to
each of His loved ones all around us:
person to person,
one by one.

Father, help me not to respond to people
by label or category,
but as individuals,
as Your unique creations.

Hymn: One by One

Psalm 23

Simple and warm,
this hymn sings the truth of
this beloved Psalm:
in light and
in darkness,
we are completely secure in
our Shepherd’s care.

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Lead me, Lord; I will follow,
Lacking nothing, lacking nothing.
Boundless God, loving Shepherd,
I lack nothing here with You.
You are peace and lush provision,
Always good in all You do,
Stubborn love and tender wisdom.
I lack nothing here with You.

Darkness looms, valleys deepen –
You are with me, always with me.
Pain and death storm and threaten –
You are with me, Sovereign Lord!
Light and darkness, joy and sorrow,
You Yourself are my reward,
Life abundant, now, forever.
You are with me, O my Lord!

by Ken Bible, © 2018


Relationships in the Church 2

Monday –      Speaking to the Saints
Hymn: Chosen in Jesus (recording) (printed)

Tuesday –     Speaking and Listening
Hymn: Do Not Grieve the Holy Spirit (recording) (printed)

Wednesday – We Are Jesus’ Family
Hymn: Family Tree (recording) (printed)

Thursday –  Your Family in Christ
Hymn: Children of the Lord (recording) (printed)

Friday –          Diversity
Hymn: One in Jesus (recording) (printed)

Saturday –     Do You Want to Make a Difference?
Hymn: Touch a Life through Me (recording) (printed)

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Set Apart

“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” (John 17:17, NIV)

We are weak, imperfect people
sent into an evil, hostile world
to do the work of a holy God.
How can we be protected from the evil all around us?
How can we effectively do God’s work here?

We must be sanctified.
“Sanctified” means “set apart”.
We must be set apart to God:
consecrated entirely to Him, cleansed and made entirely His own,
equipped for His service.

What does God use to set us apart entirely as His own?
He sets us apart and keeps us
by the truth—
that is, by the reality and reliability of His mighty word.
We go into this evil world in complete safety and
do His work boldly and effectively
because we are shielded and empowered by
the reality and reliability of Who He is and all He says.

In all our weakness
we can be holy and effective in this world
because God is Who He is, and
we are in Him.

As you trust God,
you can do
anything He calls you to do.

Hymn: Lord Jesus, Living Presence

I Walk the Dark Emmaus Road

This hymn is a personal retelling of the story of
the road to Emmaus on the evening after the resurrection.
It centers on the irony of Luke 24:20-21,
“The chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to
the sentence of death, and crucified Him.
But we were hoping that it was He who was going to
redeem Israel.”
They didn’t recognize their redemption because
they didn’t recognize what they needed to be saved from.
It wasn’t the Romans.
It was their own sin.
Similarly, when disappointments and difficult times come to us,
God’s concern seems to be
not so much our circumstances
but us.

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I walk the dark Emmaus road
With God so far away.
Despair has left me broken here
Too weak and blind to pray.

One comes to me I cannot see
And helps me understand.
Through passing sorrows now I know
A wise and loving hand.

When pain or loss consume my joy,
I cry for quick relief,
But God would treat a deeper need:
My fear and unbelief.

You know my need, You know my path
With all that lies ahead.
Stay near, my Lord, my God, my Host,
And break my daily bread.

by Ken Bible, © 2007


Relationships in the Church 1

Monday –      Hey, I Know Them!
Hymn: I Thank the Lord for You (recording) (printed)

Tuesday –     All We Are in Him

Wednesday – Keys to Happy Relationships
Hymn: Family in the Lord (recording) (printed)

Thursday –  One Body
Hymn: We Have Come, God’s Living Temple (recording) (printed)

Friday –          Dream Greater Dreams
Hymn: How Precious Are Your People (recording) (printed)

Saturday –     Only to Help and Heal
Hymn: Make My Life a Holy Fragrance (recording) (printed)

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Living in God

Father, You are transcendent,
above all need and
all insufficiency.
Thus You are peace, and
trusting You brings us into Your peace.
As our grasping surrenders to You,
we are sufficient in You in every circumstance
as Christ was sufficient in You.

In You, we are without need.
We are fearless and free to love as You love,
selflessly and lavishly.
We are free for joy.
We are free for sacrifice.
We are free for fruitful living in You.
We are free to live as Christ lived,
from and
through and
unto You.

teach me to live in all the
freedom and
that comes from trusting
Jesus Christ.

Hymn: Life in the Vine

Isaiah 53

This hymn text is based on
Isaiah 53’s prophecy of
God’s sacrificial Lamb, with
music is adapted from
Handel’s moving “Sarabande”.

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See Him rejected.
Who could imagine
The glory of heaven
In One now abandoned?

Bloody, disfigured,
Now barely human,
Repulsive and scarred,
His only clothing is shame.

But our shame He suffers,
Our sin He carries.
See what a beating He bears in our name!

Hear all the guilty
Mocking and cursing.
Our Savior is still.
This is the reason He came!

For our shame He suffers,
Our sin He carries.
How deep the sorrow He bears in our name!

Watch as His Father,
Eager to crush Him,
Now offers His Son
To bring His children back home.

by Ken Bible, © 2011