Tuesday, 5 July 2011

There's nothing you can do to make God love you, it's already been done

He is the image of the invisible God, the first born of all creation, for in Him all things were created, in Heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities - all things were created through Him and for Him.  He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.  He is the head of the body, the church, He is the beginning, the first born from the dead, that in everything He might be pre-eminent.  For in Him all the fulness of God was pleased to dwell, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things whether on earth or in Heaven, making peace by the blood of His cross.
                                                                                                                          Colossions ch.1 vs.15-20

Love lies bleeding

Love lies bleeding on a hill alone and far away
For the blood of Christ shed on that cross is still poured out today
To God there is no passing time, only a way to be
This the reason Jesus came, to save both you and me
And if you say 'We're not in chains, why need we be set free'
just look around this present world and tell me what you see
Do you see greed enticing man to murder, rob and cheat
while anger, lust and envy are roaming every street
And where a soul lies crying , alone and in despair
do you turn away while saying 'Doesn't anybody care?'
Strong chains of sin and selfishness are now binding all mankind
and only God's great sacrifice can bring you peace of mind
Yes love lies bleeding on a hill, yet not so far away
For the love of Jesus ..... flowing still
Is just a prayer away

But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the law and the prophets bear witness to it, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe.  For there is no distinction, since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, they are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus, whom God put foreward as an expiation by His blood, to be received by faith.  This was to show God's righteousness, because in His divine forbearance He had passed over former sins, it was to prove at the present time that He Himself is righteousness and that He justifies him who has faith in Jesus.
                                                        Romans ch.3 vs.21-26

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