Saturday, October 18, 2008

Remind Us of the Christ...A Prayer

From Blog08

Remind us of the life of Christ--
Completely sinless, pure and clean
Our model with no guile, no vice,
The only one this earth has seen.

Remind us of the cross of Christ--
Where Jesus hung and bled and died
And paid for us the dreadful price
To make us, sinners, sanctified.

Remind us of the risen Christ--
Exalted high--Your joy, Your pride
Who will return for those born-twice
And with you, Father, we'll abide.

Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel...

--2 Timothy 2:8


CHARLAX said...


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A study of the Spirit of GOD in his people.
They said that about the JESUS how there was no guile
found in His mouth, so eye began to wonder at the way eye have been cussing and the thoughts that have been coming out of mine. The thing needed to be remembered is the Cross and the work that Jesus did is not diminished
by the flesh and the dead works of our bodies as we go about our daily business even Saul not the King but the Apostle Paul was sorry for saying curses unto men.
The way we can remember is what Jesus said upon that thing that wooden part of Tree the Cross for ewe and me.
He said GOD forgive them for they know NOT what they do. They were there and they had done he did not say
They did NOT do he said to GOD to make it true to please forgive them in there ignorance for hurting HIM.
He did not rail down threats or imply the fire of fiery judgments but instead quite simply died of a broken heart and WHEN he left his mortal coil he TORE the curtain in the Judgment hall between the LAWS of MOSES and the tabernacle where even this old gentile may someday dwell and then HE went to Heaven.

Ρωμανός ~ Romanós said...

Good poem.

The scriptural reference is one of verses the Orthodox Church uses in answer to the question, "What is the good news?"

"Jesus Christ risen from the dead."

It is to live in that good news that constitutes what is regarded as "the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ."

Jim Swindle said...

Thank you both for the comments.

As for "What is the good news?"--I think I'd say the good news is that Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead that we might be declared just. My brother Romanós, I know you are as frustrated as anyone by those who claim to believe in the resurrected Jesus, but show no signs of living for him. Even believing the facts about Jesus is not enough, if we don't believe (trust in, rely on) him. I know you believe that. I'm adding this comment mostly to make that clear to any others who are reading.