Apr 18 2014

Hopeful: Manskar: Atonement and the Methodist Way Conclusion

Manskar: Atonement and the Methodist Way Conclusion I’ve been sharing links to Rev. Steven Manskar’s series on Atonement and the Methodist Way.  He concluded his series with a great description of modern groups in the Wesleyan tradition yesterday.  I want … Continue reading

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Apr 18 2014

Wesleyan/Anglican: Two Good Friday Hymns & Three Prayers

As we observe the sacrifice and crucifixion of our Lord in order to take away our sin and redeem us, I commend the following two Wesley hymns followed by the prayers for Good Friday from the Book of Common Prayer.

 
Would Jesus Have the Sinner Die?
 
Would Jesus have the sinner die?
Why hangs He then on yonder tree?
What means that strange, expiring cry?
Sinners, He prays for you and me:
“Forgive them, Father, O forgive!
They know not that by Me they live!”
 
Adam descended from above
Our loss of Eden to retrieve,
Great God of universal love,
If all the world through Thee may live,
In us a quick’ning Spirit be,
And witness Thou hast died for me.
 
Thou loving, all-atoning Lamb,
Thee – by Thy painful agony,
Thy sweat of blood, Thy grief and shame,
Thy Cross and passion on the tree,
Thy precious death and life – I pray:
Take all, take all my sins away.
 
O let me kiss Thy bleeding feet,
And bathe and wash them with my tears!
The story of Thy love repeat
In ev’ry drooping sinner’s ears,
That all may hear the quick’ning sound,
Since I, e’en I, have mercy found.
 
O let Thy love my heart constrain!
Thy love for ev’ry sinner free,
That ev’ry fallen soul of man
May taste the grace that found out me;
That all mankind with me may prove
Thy sov’reign, everlasting love
 
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O Love Divine, What Hast Thou Done?
 
O love divine, what hast Thou done?
Th’immortal God hath died for me!
The Father’s co-eternal Son
Bore all my sins upon the tree;
Th’immortal God for me hath died
My Lord, my Love is crucified
 
Behold Him, all ye that pass by,
The bleeding Prince of life and peace!
Come, sinners, see your Maker died
And say, was ever grief like His?
come, feel with me His blood applied;
My Lord, my Love is crucified.
 
Is crucified for me and you,
To bring us rebels back to God.
Believe, believe the record true;
Ye all are bought with Jesus’ blood.
Pardon for all flows from His side;
My Lord, my Love is crucified.
 
The let us sit beneath His Cross
And gladly catch the healing stream.
All things for Him account but loss
And give up all our hearts to Him.
Of nothing think or speak beside:
My Lord, my Love is crucified.
 
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Almighty God, we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of wicked men, and to suffer death upon the cross, who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.  Amen.
 
Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified; Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before thee for all estates of men in thy holy Church, that every member of the same, in his vocation and ministry, may truly and godly serve thee, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Amen.
 
O Merciful God, who hast made all men, and hatest nothing that thou hast made, nor wouldest the death of a sinner, but rather that he should be converted, and live; Have mercy upon all who know thee not as thou art revealed in the Gospel of thy Son, and take from them all ignorance, hardness of heart, and contempt of they Word; and so fetch them home, blessed Lord, to thy flock, that they may be saved among the remnant of the true Israelites, and be made one fold under one Shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, One God, world without end.  Amen.
 
Epistle:  Hebrews 10:1-25
 
Gospel: John 19:1-37

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Apr 18 2014

Mustard Seeds: Easter Sermon: Can You See? (Luke 24:13-35)

The beauty of today is this: Jesus rose from the dead, three days after he was crucified, nailed to a tree. But not everyone can see the beauty. Not everyone “gets” it. Take these two men from our scripture today, … Continue reading

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Apr 18 2014

Sparta FUMC Youth!: Day 39

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Apr 18 2014

This Day With God: It is Good to Praise God

It is good to praise God because when our hope is in His unfailing love; we receive rewards like wonder, inspiration and security. We in turn are rewarding Him because of our praise. There is a relationship between the Word … Continue reading

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Apr 18 2014

Allan R. Bevere: Holy Week: Good Friday

My Lord, your son has suffered so much, shed so much blood. I was born with so many faults and my nature is so full of weakness, and yet your son Jesus has died on the cross. For me. I know your grace has the power to cleanse me of my many sins and to …

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