…. they were unschooled, ordinary men …. they had been with Jesus …. the crippled man healed standing with them – Acts 4:13,14
Lately, at church we’ve been worshipping the Lord with a beautiful Korean song, inspired by Paul’s words & example to Timothy
1 Timothy 1 :12-17 (NLT)
12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength to do his work.
He considered me trustworthy and appointed me to serve him,
13 even though I used to blaspheme the name of Christ.
In my insolence, I persecuted his people.
But God had mercy on me because I did it in ignorance and unbelief.
14 Oh, how generous and gracious our Lord was!
He filled me with the faith and love that come from Christ Jesus.
15 This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it:
“Christ Jesus came into the world
to save sinners”
— and I am the worst of them all.
16 But God had mercy on me
so that Christ Jesus could use me
as a prime example of his great patience
with even the worst sinners.
Then others will realize that
they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life.
17 All honor and glory to God forever and ever!
He is the eternal King, the unseen one who never dies; he alone is God. Amen.
2 Timothy 1:7-9 (NLT)
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity,
but of power, love, and self-discipline.
8 So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord.
And don’t be ashamed of me, either, even though I’m in prison for him.
With the strength God gives you,
be ready to suffer with me for the sake of the Good News.
9 For God saved us and called us to live a holy life.
He did this, not because we deserved it,
but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time
—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.
Preaching the Cross (십자가의 전달자 번역)
I’m the lowest of the low
wretched sinner I am
So unworthy, but You called me
With my faith and hope in You
I will not be ashamed
You have called me to, preach the cross
Where You send me I will go
If it’s for You, my Lord
For I will always, proclaim the cross
Till the fragrance of your blood
covers all of the Earth,
I will preach,
I will bear the cross
If I live, I live for you
If I die, I die for you
I belong to you
In life or death
By the power of the cross
By the hope of the cross
Jesus Christ alone, Will live in me
My love for you, is the cross
2 Preach the word of God …
5 … Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord.
Work at telling others the Good News, …
7 I have fought the good fight,
I have finished the race,
and I have remained faithful.
17 But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength
so that I might preach the Good News in its entirety for all the Gentiles to hear. And he rescued me from certain death.
18 Yes, and the Lord will deliver me from every evil attack
and will bring me safely into his heavenly Kingdom.
All glory to God forever and ever!
2 Timothy 4:2, 5, 7, 17,18 (NLT)
Here’s the korean song with a moving video
If we live, we live for the Lord;
and if we die, we die for the Lord.
So, whether we live or die,
we belong to the Lord.
Romans 14:8 (NIV)
Here’s an English translation
The depth of the Word of God inspires heartfelt humility and commitment to follow Him in love, … whatever the cost,
… overwhelmed by the price He paid for us,
& the depth of His love for us.
by 林弟兄, bro Lim
August 10, 2016
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