Sunday, April 24, 2011
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MY FRIEND, I STAND IN JUDGMENT NOW,
AND FEEL THAT YOU'RE TO BLAME SOMEHOW,
ON EARTH I WALKED WITH YOU DAY BY DAY,
AND NEVER DID YOU POINT THE WAY.
YOU KNEW THE LORD IN TRUTH AND GLORY,
BUT NEVER DID YOU TELL THE STORY,
MY KNOWLEDGE THEN WAS VERY DIM;
YOU COULD HAVE LED ME SAFE TO HIM.
THOUGH WE LIVED TOGETHER HERE ON EARTH,
YOU NEVER TOLD ME OF THE SECOND BIRTH;
AND NOW I STAND THIS DAY CONDEMNED,
BECAUSE YOU FAILED TO MENTION HIM.
YOU TAUGHT ME MANY THINGS, THAT'S TRUE
I CALLED YOU "FRIEND" AND TRUSTED YOU;
BUT NOW I'VE LEARNED, THAT IT'S TOO LATE
AND YOU COULD HAVE KEPT ME FROM THIS FATE.
WE WALKED BY DAY AND TALKED BY NIGHT
AND YET YOU SHOWED ME NOT THE LIGHT.
YOU LET ME LIVE AND LOVE AND DIE;
YOU KNEW I'D NEVER LIVE ON HIGH.
YES, I CALLED YOU "FRIEND" IN LIFE
AND TRUSTED YOU THROUGH FUN AND STRIFE;
AND YET, ON COMING TO THIS DREADFUL END
I CANNOT NOW, CALL YOU "MY FRIEND"
BECAUSE YOU ARE MY FRIEND HERE NOW
I CANNOT TAKE A SILENT VOW.
WE SHARE EACH DAY OUR DAILY BREAD
AND THINK AT NIGHT OF WHAT EACH SAID.
BUT NO WHERE HAVE WE SOLVED OUR PLIGHT
AND LOOK IN VAIN, NO ANSWER IN SIGHT.
FOR AS WE WALK, GOOD DEEDS TO DO
BUT SIN, WE WILL, BY DAYLIGHT THROUGH.
MY "FRIEND" ON EARTH, YOU'LL ALWAYS BE
BUT "FRIENDS" I WISH FOR ETERNITY.
BEFORE IT'S TO LATE WE MUST NOW FACE
HOW ALL OUR SINS WE CAN'T ERASE.
THE ONLY HOPE IS BY GOD'S GRACE
AND UNDESERVED MERCY IN THIS PLACE.
TO KNOW HIM, LOVE HIM, ACCEPTING CHRIST
FOR US, OUR SINS, HE PAID THE PRICE.
TO BELIEVE GOD'S SON HAS DIED FOR ME
AND NOW HAS RISEN FOR ALL TO SEE.
TO ASK FORGIVENESS FOR OUR SIN
THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO BE BORN AGAIN.
SO NOW MY "FRIEND", I'VE SHARED WHAT'S TRUE
AND HOPE THAT HE HAS INFLUENCED YOU.
FOR NOW WE BOTH HAVE SEALED OUR FATE
AND SINCE WE'VE REALIZED, NOT TOO LATE,
THAT NOW THIS DAY WE'RE NOT CONDEMNED
WE ARE AND WILL BE, ALWAYS "FRIENDS"
WARREN C. HARDY JR
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
THE BODY OF JESUS CHRIST
22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him
to be head over all things to the church,
23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
EPHESIANS 1 : 22, 23
27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church,
not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing,
but that she should be holy and without blemish.
EPHESIANS 5 : 27
24 I now rejoice in my sufferings for you,
and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the
afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body,
which is the church,
COLOSSIANS 1 : 24
WHAT HAVE THEY DONE
TO THE BODY OF JESUS CHRIST
12 Then they understood that He did not
tell them to beware of the leaven of bread,
but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
MATTHEW 16 : 12
14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers.
For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness?
And what communion has light with darkness?
2 CORINTHIANS 6 : 14
7 You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?
8 This persuasion does not come from Him who calls you.
9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump.
GALATIANS 5 : 7 – 9
ALL FOR THE SAKE OF UNITY
THESE SO CALLED MAN OF GOD
LEAD PEOPLE TO EAT & DRINK
JUDGMENT ON THEMSELVES
27 Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup
of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be
guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
28 But let a man examine himself, and so let
him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
29 For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy
manner eats and drinks judgment to himself,
not discerning the Lord’s body.
1 CORINTHIANS 11 : 27 - 29
WELCOME TO THE NEW
CHURCH GROWTH MOVEMENT