Monday, May 22, 2017

Do You Love Your Demon?

Do you love your demon?
The one who’s always there,
The one who lives inside you,
With you everywhere?

Do you love your demon? 
That fiend does Satan’s will.
He’d harm and then destroy you.
His ways maim and kill.

Will you then forsake him
And trust in Christ alone
He’ll free you from your demon,
Fit you for a throne.

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper,
but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. (Proverbs 28:13 ESV)

...Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
(James 4:7 ESV)


“When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and finding none it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when it comes, it finds the house swept and put in order. Then it goes and brings seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there. And the last state of that person is worse than the first.”
(Luke 11:24-26)

Friday, May 05, 2017

Who Is He?


Jesus, man of power--
Winds and waves and demons
All were subject to him.
Even death submitted.

Who, then, is this Jesus?
Man, but more than just man.
In this simple rabbi,
God himself is with us.

(See Mark 4 and 5.)

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Dark of Hell or Light of Heaven


Dark of hell or light of heaven--
Outer darkness, weep forever,
Or the Brightness--joy forever.
This the choice that we are given.

Can you even comprehend it?
Did you know that Christ's appearing
Is approaching--coming--nearing?
He will take all sin and end it.

Trust in Jesus and keep steady.
Kill your sin. Cast down your pride.
Take your stand on Jesus' side.
Watch for Him, and you'll be ready. 

And you will be hated by all for my name's sake.
But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

(Mark 13:13 ESV)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

No Escape?


When your way is blocked and locked,
Firmly gated, iron-grated,
No way right and no way left,
Can't jump up nor burrow down,
Just remember you're not done.

Jesus sets the captives free.

So if the Son sets you free,
you will be free indeed.

(John 8:36 ESV)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Who Can Help?


Other men may see my need,
   Try to help me,
   Try to free me.
Jesus Christ is Lord indeed.

He can take each broken part,
   Kill each fever,
   Heal, deliver,
Give a new and holy heart.

He will guide me in his ways.
   When he saves me,
   It's not for me.
He will use me all my days.

For you were straying like sheep, 
but have now returned 
to the Shepherd and Overseer
of your souls.
--1 Peter 2:25 (ESV)

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Night

Night comes, a darker time.
Some will spend the night carousing,
But rest is best and blessed.

For those who sleep, sleep at night,
and those who get drunk, are drunk at night.
But since we belong to the day,
let us be sober,
having put on the breastplate of faith and love,
and for a helmet the hope of salvation.


(1 Thessalonians 5:7-8 ESV)

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

More


Lord, as we meet for worship,
Enable us to love you more...
   More than our church
   More than our theology
   More than our reputations
   More than our pleasures
   More than our nation
   More than our work
   More than our ministries
   More than our families
   More than ourselves

Thank you for your good gifts.
And thank you for showing us over and over
That your gifts are not enough.
We need something more.
We need you. 


We love because he first loved us. (1 John 4:19 ESV)

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. (James 1:17-18 ESV)