How did this one travel?

How would they have traveled?
On roads of dirt and gravel
From Judea and Jerusalem
That’s the way for most of them

How did this one travel?
From town of rough and ravel.
The no good place called Nazareth
To the son of Elizabeth

South-East came the masses
Walking and on asses
North-East came Messiah
With Holy Spirit fire


When Once a Little Boy

A king
A fighter
A singer
A writer

From little boy
To David: King
He played guitar
To dance, to sing

Anointed king
While still a lad
He then served Saul
His heart made glad

Saul knew his plight
He’d lose the crown
The next in line
He would hunt down

By God’s grace
David was spared
As Saul drew close
God was near

David knew God
His hope secure
Saul grew corrupt
The crown seen clear

Soon a new king
On Israels throne
That little boy
Of sling and stone

A king
A fighter
A singer
A writer

what do you know?

It’s said they know the God of truth

Yet they reject all earthly proof

All men do know our God at base

But more in wrath than in His grace


In sin they thus disown His name

This to their eternal shame

For all the truth is plain to see

Unless the mind’s at enmity.


Natural man cannot receive

What those born again believe

To him they are but foolishness

Suppressing them in foolishness.


“You must be born again”, He said

Or is it that you’ve never read:

“New eyes you see, ears you hear.”

Knowing truly begins with fear

~what do you know?~


Self control

Self-control that comes by grace

As chocolate bars are what I face

To indulge would be a waste

I hear a Voice saying “taste”


“Taste and see that I am good

Better than all earthly food”

I don’t resist because I will

Else I would be indulgent still

Titus 2:11-14

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself ta people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

Prayer of Illumination


Cause your Word Lord Jesus
To dwell richly in our hearts
Cause your peace Lord Jesus
To fill and reign in us

Speak your Word Lord Jesus
Through the preaching of your Word
Speak of grace Lord Jesus
Through gospel proclamation

Open our eyes Lord Jesus
To see you in your glory
Open our ears Lord Jesus
To hear have our faith built.

– – Prayer of Illumination – –

He has brought us this far by His grace

He has brought us this far by His grace
He has led us by fire and by cloud
He will bring us to Zion to look on His face
O blessed, O blessed be God

Blessed be God, Blessed be God
Blessed, O blessed be God

He has sheltered us under His wings
And He planned every path that we’ve trod
To bring us to Zion, His praises to sing
O blessed, O blessed be God

Grace that is greater than all our sin

Marvelous grace of our loving Lord,
Grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt!
Yonder on Calvary’s mount outpoured,
There where the blood of the Lamb was spilled.


Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that is greater than all our sin.

Sin and despair, like the sea waves cold,
Threaten the soul with infinite loss;
Grace that is greater, yes, grace untold,
Points to the refuge, the mighty cross.


Dark is the stain that we cannot hide.
What can avail to wash it away?
Look! There is flowing a crimson tide,
Brighter than snow you may be today.


Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace,
Freely bestowed on all who believe!
You that are longing to see His face,
Will you this moment His grace receive?