9-25-15 The Perfect Example

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21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

1 Peter 2:21-25 KJV

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There is no greater love than Christ has shown,

The perfect model for a perfect life,

Who chose to leave His bright celestial throne

To come and save His sheep through pain and strife.

He had no sin Himself but came for ours,

Enduring all the wrath of God and man,

Who could have freed Himself with awesome powers

But chose to bring salvation as His plan,

And all the torment that our Lord endured,

Reviled, threatened, beaten, crucified,

He did for you so you could be secured.

He loved you so He suffered, bled and died.

O friend, I know He thought of you that day

As He was hanging on the cross that way!

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2-2-15 Foolishness

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There are some folks you preach the gospel to

That shake their heads and laugh about the cross;

No matter what you say or what you do

They’ll call you such a fool, no more than dross,

And you will have a friend that’s not been saved

Who spends less time with you if you are bold;

He may be more refined and well behaved,

Yet he’ll believe you’re gullible and sold.

Don’t be dismayed, but weep for them instead,

For they know not the joy that could be theirs.

The power that brought Christ back from the dead

Can through their faith make them celestial heirs.

You cannot save a drowning man at sea

If he would rather drown than be pulled free.

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For the preaching of the cross

is to them that perish foolishness;

but unto us which are saved

it is the power of God.

1 Corinthians 1:18 KJV