Monday, June 7, 2010

Ephesians 4:4-6: There is ONE ...

Eph 4:4-6



♫ “Near to the Heart of God” ♫
♫ “Beneath the Cross of Jesus” ♫
♫ “A Wonderful Savior” ♫
♫ “It is Well” ♫


♫ “Breathe” ♫
♫ “A New Anointing” ♫


♫ “Be With Me, LORD” ♫
♫ “I Know Whom I Have Believed” ♫
♫ “We Trust in the Name of the LORD” ♫


♫ “Isaiah 43 (Do Not Fear)” ♫
♫ “Have Thine Own Way, LORD” ♫
♫ “He Knows My Name” ♫


♫ “We Shall Assemble” ♫

Ephesians 3:14-21: For this reason ...

♫ “I Stand in Awe of You” ♫
♫ “Majesty” ♫

From whom we derive our name
Ephesians 3:14-21

♫ “Glorify Thy Name” ♫
♫ “Your Name” ♫

Christ may dwell in your hearts
Ephesians 3:16-17

♫ “Shine On Us” ♫

The love of Christ that surpasses knowledge
Ephesians 3:17-19

♫ “How Deep the Father's Love” ♫
♫ “The Love of God” ♫
♫ “Let the Weak Say I am Strong” ♫
♫ “My Savior, My God” ♫

More than all we ask or imagine!
Ephesians 3:20-21

♫ “Now to Him” ♫

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ephesians 2:11-22: From Strangers to a Dwelling Place

We were without God, without hope
Ephesians 2:11-12

♫ “Deep Calls to Deep” ♫
♫ “How Blessed Are All Those” ♫

We were reconciled through the Cross
Ephesians 2:13-16

♫ “Nearer, Still Nearer” ♫
♫ “Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross” ♫
♫ “Love Divine” ♫

We are no longer strangers
Ephesians 2:17-19

♫ “Wayfaring Stranger” ♫
♫ “We Declare That The Kingdom of God is Here” ♫

We are the Temple of God
Ephesians 2:20-22
♫ “The LORD Is In His Holy Temple” ♫
♫ “They'll Know We Are Christians” ♫

Ephesians 2:1-10: From Death to Life

Sin's Power In Us
Ephesians 2:1-3

♫ “Where No One Stands Alone” ♫
♫ “I Need Thee” ♫

God's Passion For Us
Ephesians 2:4-5

♫ “And Can It Be” ♫
♫ “Boundless Love” ♫
♫ “I Love the LORD” ♫

Our Position In Christ
Ephesians 2:6-7

♫ “The Love of God (is greater far)” ♫
♫ “My Savior, My God” ♫

God's Pardon To Us
Ephesians 2:8-9

♫ “Is It For Me?” ♫
♫ “Shout Hallelujah” ♫

Our Purpose For Life
Ephesians 2:10

♫ “Glory to God Forever” ♫

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Ephesians 1: In Christ

Ephesians 1:1-3

♫ “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” ♫
♫ “O Thou Fount Of Every Blessing” ♫

Ephesians 1:4-6

♫ “O LORD, You're Beautiful” ♫
♫ “I Am A Sheep” ♫

Ephesians 1:7-10

♫ “Here In This Place” ♫
♫ “Wonderful, Merciful Savior” ♫
♫ “The LORD Thy God” ♫

Ephesians 1:11-14

♫ “Heaven Came Down” ♫
♫ “He Knows My Name” ♫

Ephesians 1:17-23

♫ “How Great Is Our God” ♫
♫ “How Great Thou Art” ♫

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Beginning of Christmas?

♫ “Silent Night” ♫
♫ “Angels We Have Heard On High” ♫
♫ “O Come All Ye Faithful” ♫

Whenever we talk or sing about Jesus’ birth, we usually begin with shepherds in the field or a stable or wise men seeking the baby. But the story began long before that – before the first light shone forth from any star, before any planet was given shape, God the Creator made the decision to redeem a Creation he had not yet even fashioned. He would redeem it with the only gift, the only sacrifice which was capable of covering the wickedness which the Creation, and you and I, would create … the gift of Himself

~ I Pet 1:18-20

~ Eph 1:3-4

And immediately after man fell in the garden, the decision made long before was proclaimed as a promise to all of creation …

~ Gen 3:14-15

The LORD’s plan to fulfill that promise included setting aside one special nation, Israel, to teach them about His holiness, about sacrifice, and to make them utterly dependent on Him. Over and over again He reiterated the promise of the coming Savior to Israel …

~ Jer 23:5-6

It was further revealed that the Offspring promised to creation in the garden would be made known as a child …

~ Isa 7:14

~ Isa 9:6-7

And so Israel waited for the fulfillment of the Covenant and the promise…

♫ “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” ♫
♫ “Covenant of Love” ♫
♫ “Days of Elijah” ♫

But before that child could be born in that stable, another decision had to be made by the Son – to empty himself of his pure nature of divinity …

~ Heb 1:2-3

~ Phil 2:6-8

♫ “Ivory Palaces” ♫
♫ “If That Isn’t Love” ♫

And when the fullness of time had come, and the Son was sent from His glory in heaven, and the baby was born – (as one writer put it) “God Came Near”

~ John 1:14

And the fulfillment of the promise made before time began could be seen as the “Light of God” by those who were looking, like Simeon was when he saw the child being brought to the Temple to be presented to the LORD …

~ Luke 2:29-32

♫ “Jesus, Name Above, All Name” ♫
♫ “Shine on Us” ♫

And now we, too, are the beneficiaries of the promise made before time began which was fulfilled in the advent of the Son of God!

♫ “You Are My All In All” ♫

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Come Before Him

We Stand Before Him

Therefore thus says the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob: "Jacob shall no more be ashamed, no more shall his face grow pale. For when he sees his children, the work of my hands, in his midst, they will sanctify my name; they will sanctify the Holy One of Jacob and will stand in awe of the God of Israel. ~ Isaiah 29:22-23
♫ “I Stand In Awe Of You” ♫

Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him; sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice! ~ 1 Chr 16:8-10
♫ “I Sing Praises” ♫

We Bow in Reverence Before Him

Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, "Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure"-- for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. ~ Rev 19:6-8
♫ “Great is the LORD Almighty” ♫

Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed." ~ Rev 15:4
♫ “Glorify Thy Name” ♫

We Praise Him and Offer Our Thanksgiving

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. For you bless the righteous, O LORD; you cover him with favor as with a shield. ~ Psalms 5:11-12
♫ “O Worship The King” ♫

Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul! I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. ~ Psalms 146:1-2
♫ “Praise Him, Praise Him” ♫

We Glory in His Grace and Mercy

He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned--every one--to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. ~ Isaiah 53:3-6
♫ “Hallelujah, What a Savior!” ♫ (v1-4)

We Await His Return

♫ “Hallelujah, What a Savior!” ♫ (v5)

For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me! ~ Job 19:25-27
♫ “I Know that My Redeemer Lives” ♫

Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory." "O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?" The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ 1 Cor 15:51-57
♫ “There’s a Stirring ” ♫