What Think Ye Of Christ?

WHAT think you of Christ? Is the test
To try both your state and your scheme;
You cannot be right in the rest,
Unless you think rightly of Him.
As Jesus appears in your view,
As He is beloved or not;
So God is disposed to you,
And mercy or wrath are your lot.
Some take Him a creature to be,
A man or an angel at most:
Sure these have not feelings like me,
Nor know themselves wretched and lost.
So guilty, so helpless am I,
I durst not confide in his blood,
Nor on his protection rely,
Unless I were sure He is God.

Some call Him a Saviour, in word,
But mix their own works with his plan;
And hope He his help will afford,
When they have done all that they can:
If doings prove rather too light,
(A little, they own, they may fail),
They purpose to make up full weight,
By casting his name in the scale.

Some style Him the pearl of great price,
And say He's the fountain of joys;
Yet feed upon folly and vice,
And cleave to the world and its toys;
Like Judas, the Saviour they kiss,
And while they salute Him, betray;
Ah! what will profession like this
Avail in this terrible day?

If ask'd what of Jesus I think?
Though still my best thoughts are but poor,
I say, He's my meat and my drink,
My life, and my strength, and my store;
My Shepherd, my Husband, my Friend,
My Saviour from sin and from thrall;
My hope from beginning to end,
My portion, my Lord, and my All.

Poem by: John Newton


A Little Note from Cobblestone Road Ministries:

Acts 4:12  
Neither is there salvation in any other:
for there is none other name under heaven given
among men, whereby we must be saved.

Our Savior is the Lord Jesus Christ! What an awesome thought--
that He, being so Holy and Righteous-- for sinful mankind salvation

What do we think of Christ? Is He not everything to us? Where
would we be without Him? Forever we shall reign with Christ Jesus
throughout all eternity! What an awesome thought! He paid the price
for our sins. It was He who shed His precious blood for us! It's not by
our "good works" that we are saved but rather because the Lord Jesus
paid the price for us! Jesus purchased our salvation! He did the will of
the Heavenly Father. He loved us and died for us! We are God's
workmanship...all glory be to the Lord above!

Ephesians 2:4-10
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith
he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us
together with Christ,(by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up
together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:   
That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his
grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are
ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before
ordained that we should walk in them.

It is only though Christ that man can be saved.
We cannot bring anything to the table.
One cannot trust in his own good works to be saved
but rather must put his complete trust in the Lord Jesus Christ
and His finished work. The Heavenly Father sent the Son to be the
Savior of the world!
What do you think of Christ?
Have you received Him as your personal Lord and Savior?

Ephesians 2:13
But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far
off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

©2006 Cobblestone Road Ministries
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A Religion of FOUR Letters
JESUS THE GREAT "I AM" - Jesus Is God!
Proof that Jesus Is The Jewish Messiah
Jesus Is...
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