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We played this video at our Good Friday Service.  I never get tired of listening to this Easter meditation S.M. Lockridge (1913-2000), pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in San Diego from 1953 to 1993. So in case you missed it, want to see it again, or just want a copy of the words, here you go:



It’s Friday
Jesus is praying
Peter’s a sleeping
Judas is betraying
But Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday
Pilate’s struggling
The council is conspiring
The crowd is vilifying
They don’t even know
That Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday
The disciples are running
Like sheep without a shepherd
Mary’s crying
Peter is denying
But they don’t know
That Sunday’s a comin’

It’s Friday
The Romans beat my Jesus
They robe him in scarlet
They crown him with thorns
But they don’t know
That Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday
See Jesus walking to Calvary
His blood dripping
His body stumbling
And his spirit’s burdened
But you see, it’s only Friday
Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday
The world’s winning
People are sinning
And evil’s grinning

It’s Friday
The soldiers nail my Savior’s hands
To the cross
They nail my Savior’s feet
To the cross
And then they raise him up
Next to criminals

It’s Friday
But let me tell you something
Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday
The disciples are questioning
What has happened to their King
And the Pharisees are celebrating
That their scheming
Has been achieved
But they don’t know
It’s only Friday
Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday
He’s hanging on the cross
Feeling forsaken by his Father
Left alone and dying
Can nobody save him?
Ooooh
It’s Friday
But Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday
The earth trembles
The sky grows dark
My King yields his spirit

It’s Friday
Hope is lost
Death has won
Sin has conquered
and Satan’s just a laughin’

It’s Friday
Jesus is buried
A soldier stands guard
And a rock is rolled into place

But it’s Friday
It is only Friday
Sunday is a comin’!

That’s how Tim describes the most recognizable today in the Word of Faith movement today. In  The False Teachers: Benny Hinn, Tim writes about many things including his false theology. He quotes from Richard Mayhue who “points out eight grave errors: Benny Hinn holds it is wrong to pray “Lord, Thy will be done” even though Jesus Christ did (Luke 22:42); Hinn believes that God always intends for believers to be healed, even though some great saints of the Bible were unhealed (the apostle Paul among them); Hinn teaches that believers should command God to heal, while the Bible instructs them to ask (1 John 5:14-15); Hinn suggests that miraculous healing from God is gradual, while the miraculous healings of the New Testament were instantaneous; Hinn teaches that faith on the part of the sick person is essential to healing, while a man like Lazarus could not have exercised faith when he was healed since he had been dead; Hinn believes that we must do our part before God can heal, while the Bible teaches that God is sovereign; Hinn believes that Christians should not be sick, while the Bible teaches that Christians can be sick and will all eventually die; Hinn implies that a person’s healing can be lost and that the healed person must do certain things to keep the healing, while such a notion is completely foreign to the Bible.”

 

You probably know the answer to this question: Which man lived longer than any other human being? Answer: Methuselah!

You might know the answer to this question: How long did he live?  Answer:  969 years!

Now, do you know the answer to this question: Why Did Methuselah Live So Long? (Click the link to find out a possible answer).

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There are conferences and then, well, there are CONFERENCES!.

This looks like one worth being at!  

inerrancy

 

This is one of the most beautiful testimonies of God’s goodness in suffering and some of the best advice I have heard about what those in suffering need the most. This woman has since married.  She reminds us how she best learned that God is good, sovereign and faithful (Note: it wasn’t by people telling her this).  I wish I would have heard something like this 30 years ago.

HT: Works of God

A Puritan Prayer from the Valley of Vison:

O bottomless Fountain of all good, I am astonished at the difference between my receivings–and my deservings, the state I am now in–and my past gracelessness, the heaven I am bound for–and the hell I merit.

Who made me to differ, but You? I could not have begun to love You, had You not first loved me.

O Lord, I am astonished that such a crown should fit the head of such a sinner, such high advancement for one so worthless, such joys for so vile a rebel!

Let ‘wrath deserved’ be written on the door of hell; but the ‘free gift of grace’ on the gate of heaven!

Let Your love draw me nearer to Yourself. Wean me from sin, mortify me to this world, and make me ready for my departure hence. Secure me by Your grace as I sail across this stormy sea.

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