Loving God (I John 2:12-17)

Your sins have been dismissed,
In Jesus’ holy name,
He knew your name and face,
When dying in His shame.

And knowing all your sins,
He shed His holy blood.
Particularly for you,
This sacrifice of love.

And you have known the Lord,
With knowledge, certainty,
You need no other source,
To find eternity.

And through Him you are strong,
Defeating every foe,
You conquer Satan’s schemes,
When in God’s word you go.

Stop flirting with the world.
Devote yourself to Christ.
And make then Father’s love,
The fruit of all your life.

The lust of eye and flesh,
And boastful pride of life,
Are rooted in the world,
And born apart from Christ.

The world and all its lusts,
Will shortly pass away.
The love of God endures,
Eternity to praise!

How To Love

When the life of your brother is threatened,
You must put your own life in his place.
When for help he most desperately beckons,
Then give up what you need for his sake.
For the Lord looked on us who were loath-full,
And risked all for the sake of our life,
With His blood He has bought our betrothal,
So would you make the same sacrifice?

And remain in the light of the scripture,
For our love only comes through the Lord,
And apart from the heavenly Teacher,
You can never hope, love, or restore.
For to love God will benefit others,
And obeying will bring His reward,
Then the best way to show love to brothers,
Is first formed when we follow the Lord.

And remove all the snares that will stumble,
Choose to love in the face of their hate.
If they nag or disdain or just grumble,
Yet continue in love to partake.
And reject all the sins that you’re nursing,
You’re forgiven – forgiven indeed!
He has taken all sin and all cursing,
Give the love you most desperately need.

Ephesians 1:1-14: Good News

God chose us not through works we’ve done,
Obtained adoption for His own,
Our free redemption through His son,
Done at the cross – our sin’s atoned,
Now making all His mysteries known,
Entitled as heirs of His throne,
Within His Spirit sealed and grown –
So, for His glory, grace was shown!