12-2-15 Live by Faith

faith

Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

Hebrews 10:38 KJV

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LIVE BY FAITH

Obedience to Christ is lived by faith,

A sober and regenerating love.

A child of God is not some flimsy wraith

Who always doubts salvation from above.

When justified, the saved will turn to Christ,

As natural as flowers turn to light.

Redemption’s not a treat that thinly sliced,

It’s paid for at the cross in full, outright.

If any man draw back from fear or shame,

To shrink away completely from belief,

Or think that righteousness is his to claim,

Perdition will be his with no relief.

Go boldly now in Christ with confidence;

Have faith in Jesus – He’s deliverance.

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12-2-14 Fulfilled

scripture fulfilled

When Jesus read God’s words Isaiah wrote

The scripture was fulfilled complete that day.

His very life that passage would promote,

And His disciples now the same convey.

The Savior came to save those lost in sin,

And in His name prepare them for the same,

To preach the gospel to the poor within

And set at liberty the bruised and lame.

The follower of Jesus does the work

He is anointed by the Lord to do.

There is no time to dawdle or to shirk;

The harvest is abundant, workers few.

Fulfill that scripture, too, with all your heart;

Let Jesus move within you from the start.

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The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,

because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor;

he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted,

to preach deliverance to the captives,

and recovering of sight to the blind,

to set at liberty them that are bruised,

To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Luke 4:18,19 KJV (Isaiah 61:1,2)