Saturday, December 22, 2018

First and Foremost




The Birth of Jesus
…But after he had pondered these things, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to embrace Mary as your wife, for the One conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a Son, and you shall give Him the name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:…

Matt.1:20-22


(The Title Page in this video has an error: it should say Matt Mayer instead of Matt Redman)


To He who lends dawn’s mystery
And bids night’s awning dim
He bids that our love should be
First and foremost for Him

God sent His Son to earth to move
And change the world.  Jesus
Through lowly birth and death would prove
How great His love for us

Upon a donkey mile on mile
His mother Mary rode
To Bethlehem; heavy with Child
To search for night’s abode

No room was found to lay her head
Only a stable’s floor
Only a manger for the bed
Of Jesus Christ, the Lord

Holy, most holy King of kings
Stepped from His throne to be
For all mankind, The Offering
That sets doomed sinners free

They gave to Him the name Jesus
According to God’s Word
And faithful through the ages, still
The heart of man is stirred

No greater story ever told
It is not finished yet
Until the prophecies of old
Unfold all that He said

From He who lends dawn’s mystery
And bids night’s awning dim
He commands our love to be
First and foremost for Him

© Janet Martin



The Greatest Commandment
…“Teacher, which commandment is the greatest in the Law?”
Jesus declared, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul and with all your mind.’
This is the first and greatest commandment.…


 Matt.22:36-38

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