Today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be heading out to Bible study, and worship with my church family. Just as I do mostly every SONday!
Of course, I also adore worshipping musically, as well.
Thinking about how God called us to do missions work, brought to mind a hymn that is lovely. It is by a British Christian singer/songwriter, Graham Kendrick and is entitled, Go Forth In His Name. Here is a link for you to listen to and/or sing along: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNQxMSMh5GI. The lyrics are below.
Go Forth In His Name
We are His children
The fruit of His suffering
Saved and redeemed
By His blood
Called to be holy
A light to the nations
Clothed with His power
Filled with His love
Go forth in His name
Proclaiming "Jesus reigns"
Now is the time
For the church to arise
And proclaim Him
"Jesus Savior, Redeemer and Lord"
Countless the souls
That are stumbling in darkness
Why do we sleep in the light?
Jesus commands us
To go make disciples
This is our cause
This is the fightChorus (2 x)
Jesus is Lord (3x)
Listen the wind
Of the Spirit is blowing
The end of the age is so near
Powers in the earth
And the heavens are shaking
Jesus our Lord soon shall appearChorus (2x)
Jesus is Lord (4x)
Yes, Jesus is Lord.
When He came to earth, in the form of man, He came and taught everyone He came in contact with. And, did everything He could to begin planting seeds for not just Jews, but for Gentiles (everyone who was not Jewish), too.
After all, all power had been given to Him.
Just as we read, in Matthew 28:18, "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth."
When I think about how Jesus came to earth, I realize that all the power He had, had been given to Him, by God the Father.
Our Heavenly Father, who created His plan of redemption for us. And, who sent His only begotten Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ... to earth, to suffer and die on a wooden cross, for the sin of the world, of all who will believe.
Jesus had power in Heaven, but also here on earth.
Had He wanted to not suffer and die to pay the price for our sin, He could have left this earth. And, returned to God the Father.
But, He didn't.
He stayed here on earth, and fulfilled God the Father's plan of redemption for us. So, that whosoever believeth upon Him, would not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
I have everlasting life... by believing upon Jesus.
If you have not yet come to Christ, know this: He will not turn you away. No matter what sin you have committed, here on earth, in your life.
Jesus will save you, and give you everlasting life. Just trust in/believe upon Him... and you will be saved.
Until next time...
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