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Archive for April 10th, 2013

Sing the power of Jesus’ name

All hail the power of Jesu’s name!
Let Angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
To crown Him Lord of All.

Let high-born Seraphs tune the lyre,
And, as they tune it, fall
Before His face who tunes their choir,
And crown Him Lord of All.

Crown Him, ye morning stars of light,
Who fix’d this floating ball;
Now hail the strength of Israel’s might,
And crown Him Lord of All.

Crown him, ye martyrs of your God,
Who from His altar call;
Extol the stem of Jesse’s rod,
And crown Him Lord of All.

Ye seed of Israel’s chosen race,
Ye ransom’d of the fall,
Hail Him who saves you by His grace,
And crown Him Lord of All.

Hail Him, ye heirs of David’s line,
Whom David Lord did call;
The God incarnate, man Divine;
And crown Him Lord of All.

Sinners! whose love can ne’er forget
The wormwood and the gall,
Go–spread your trophies at His feet,
And crown Him Lord of All.

Let every tribe, and every tongue,
That bound creation’s call,
Now shout in universal song,
The crowned Lord of All!

–Edward Perronet

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Kindle ebook deals: (All subject to change without notice). I obviously have not read them all but they are by trusted authors:

Scandalous by D.A. Carson ($4.99); Jesus the Son of God by D.A. Carson ($3.99); Entrusted with the Gospel by D.A. Carson, editor ($4.99); Don’t Call It a Comeback by Kevin DeYoung, editor ($4.99); Loving the Way Jesus Loves by Philip Ryken ($4.99); Dangerous Calling by Paul David Tripp ($5.99); The Lamb of God by Nancy Guthrie ($5.99); A Meal With Jesus by Tim Chester ($3.99).

The Next Story by Tim Challies ($3.99); Worship by the Book by D.A. Carson ($3.99); For Calvinism by Michael Horton ($3.99); Pilgrim Theology by Michael Horton ($7.99); A Place for Weakness by Michael Horton ($3.99); Preaching & Preachers by Martyn Lloyd-Jones ($3.99); Christian Beliefs by Wayne Grudem ($3.99); Politics – According to the Bible by Wayne Grudem ($4.99); Historical Theology by Gregg Allison ($5.99); Deuteronomy by Daniel Block ($5.99); A God-Sized Vision by Collin Hansen & John Woodbridge; Grounded in the Gospel by J.I. Packer and Gary A Parrett  $1.99

Also…

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This quote comes from a piece written by Randy Alcorn for women, but men can glean much from it as well. The examples in the rest of the article might need adapted depending who you are but the principle of the fine art of selection is the same:

The hardest lesson we learned in our first twenty years of marriage was this: Life is full of good, worthwhile, and meaningful programs, activities, organizations, causes, and ministry opportunities—the vast majority of which we cannot and should not be involved with!

It is not sufficient that something be good or important. It must be the best and most important for me, and God must show me that. Why? For the same reason that if I have a hundred dollars to spend on groceries this month, I should buy meat and milk and fruit and vegetables, not donuts and chips. Most good things I will never be able to do. If I try, I’ll burn out and end up dropping out of half of them and doing the rest poorly.

We sometimes mistake Christian busyness for true spirituality, failing to realize that over-commitment is no more honoring to God than under-commitment. In our relentless pursuit of spiritual success, we drag ourselves through a dizzy, busy, barren life. Our unspoken motto seems to be “Weariness is next to godliness.”

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He delivers by trouble

“Though God deliver us not out of trouble, yet he delivers us from its evil; from despair, by supporting our spirits: nay, he delivers by trouble, for he sanctifies trials to cure the soul, and by little troubles he delivers us from those that are much greater and eternal.”- Richard Sibbes (HT: JoeThorn)

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