"The Riches of His Grace"
Henceforth my lips and pen
Shall seek to spread His fame;
My hands and feet shall swiftly move
To glorify His Name.
I seek no earthly place;
My joy is all in Him;
My thirst soul shall drink no more
From fountains stained with sin.
But in the Lord Himself,
The Lord who died for me,
Despised on earth, enthroned in heaven,
My springs of life shall be.
And when He takes me home
To gaze upon His face,
More loud, more sweet my soul shall sing
The riches of His grace.
~Poem by C.A. Coates~
The beloved Bible teacher, C.A. Coates, composed this beautiful
poem when he was 16 years old on his conversion.
A Little Note from Cobblestone Road Ministries:
Do you know the Lord Jesus today? Have you been to Calvary?
The Lord Jesus died for our sins. Only those who acknowledge that
they are sinners can be saved-- for Jesus came to save the lost.
The Lord Jesus said in Mark 2:17:
They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that
are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
The Lord Jesus said in Luke 19:10:
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
All men are sinners before God...not just "good people who sin" but
the bible says all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. The Bible
teaches that anyone who has broken one commandment is guilty of all
before God and cannot enter into Heaven. One sin will keep a person
out of Heaven for God is holy and cannot have sin in His presence. This
is why Jesus died for our sins. It is only when one receives Christ that he is
forgiven and made completely whole and stands righteous before God--
not because of what we have done for we cannot be saved by our own
good works, but because of what Jesus did for us upon the cross.
Oh how our Savior loves us. He died for our sins.
He arose from the grave victorious over death!
If that isn't something to be joyful about...what is? But
one must receive the Lord Jesus as his/her own Savior.
One must acknowledge to God that he/she is a wretched sinner
and must believe God's Word concerning His Son
and must receive the Lord Jesus Christ.
"Good" self-righteous people cannot be saved for they see themselves
as good people. One must come to God as a sinner, knowing that they
have broken His commandments and are guilty before Him. They must
receive the Lord Jesus as their Savior -- believing that He took their place
upon the cross and shed His blood for their sins. One must also believe
that He rose again.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but
that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not
condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath
not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
If you do not know Christ Jesus as your personal
Lord and Savior, click here to read about the
Free Gift of Salvation. Jesus died for us.
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A Religion of Four Letters
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