Day: 21/04/2014

‘My Grace Is Sufficient for Thee’

When, sin-stricken, burdened, and weary,
From bondage I longed to be free,
There came to my heart the sweet message:
“My grace is sufficient for thee.”

Though tempted and sadly discouraged,
My soul to this refuge will flee,
And rest in the blessed assurance:
“My grace is sufficient for thee.”

My bark may be tossed by the tempest
That sweeps o’er the turbulent sea—
A rainbow illumines the darkness:
“My grace is sufficient for thee.”

O Lord, I would press on with courage,
Though rugged the pathway may be,
Sustained and upheld by the promise:
“My grace is sufficient for thee.”

Soon, soon will the warfare be over,
My Lord face to face I shall see,
And prove, as I dwell in His presence:
“His grace was sufficient for me.”

— Anonymous
– based on 2 Corinthians 12:9

More Poetry by Anonymous Authors

‘You’re Beautiful’

“I see you there
Hanging on a tree,
You bled and then you died
And then you rose again for me,
And now you’re sitting on your heavenly throne,
And soon you will be coming home –
You’re beautiful!!

The Great Commission

Eleven obey –
Go to Galilee’s mountain,
Find the risen One.

“All authority
In heaven and earth is mine,
Given to me.”

“Go make disciples
Baptise them in God’s Holy Name:
Father, Spirit, Son.”

“Teach them.
I am, and shall be, with you
To the end of time.”

– Matthew 28:16-20

Righteousness through Faith in Christ – Romans 3:21-26

But now apart from the law
the righteousness of God has been made known,
to which the Law and the Prophets testify.
This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ
to all who believe.
There is no difference between Jew and Gentile,
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
and all are justified freely by his grace
through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement,
through the shedding of his blood
– to be received by faith.
He did this to demonstrate his righteousness,
because in his forbearance
he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished
– he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time,
so as to be just and the one who justifies
those who have faith in Jesus.

– Romans 3:21-26