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 FridayJesus is prayingPeter’s a sleepingJudas is betrayingBut Sunday’s comin’It’s FridayPilate’s strugglingThe council is conspiringThe crowd is vilifyingThey don’t even knowThat Sunday’s comin’It’s FridayThe disciples are runningLike sheep without a shepherdMary’s cryingPeter is denyingBut they don’t knowThat Sunday’s a comin’It’s FridayThe Romans beat my JesusThey robe him in scarletThey crown him with thornsBut they don’t knowThat Sunday’s comin’It’s FridaySee Jesus walking to CalvaryHis blood drippingHis body stumblingAnd his spirit’s burdenedBut you see, it’s only FridaySunday’s comin’It’s FridayThe world’s winningPeople are sinningAnd evil’s grinningIt’s FridayThe soldiers nail my Savior’s handsTo the crossThey nail my Savior’s feetTo the crossAnd then they raise him upNext to criminalsIt’s FridayBut let me tell you somethingSunday’s comin’It’s FridayThe disciples are questioningWhat has happened to their KingAnd the Pharisees are celebratingThat their schemingHas been achievedBut they don’t knowIt’s only FridaySunday’s comin’It’s FridayHe’s hanging on the crossFeeling forsaken by his FatherLeft alone and dyingCan nobody save him?OooohIt’s FridayBut Sunday’s comin’It’s FridayThe earth tremblesThe sky grows darkMy King yields his spiritIt’s FridayHope is lostDeath has wonSin has conqueredand Satan’s just a laughin’It’s FridayJesus is buriedA soldier stands guardAnd a rock is rolled into placeBut it’s FridayIt is only FridaySunday is a comin’!
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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.”
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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!
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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
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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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