Christ Is Our Life (8 of 12) by Johnny Hunt
This content is part of a series.Christ Is Our Life (8 of 12)
October 26, 2003
INTRODUCTION: The theme of these two verses is that of God's Word Dwelling and God's Name Robing. We are to have a good knowledge of God's Word and we must understand that when we claim to be Christians, we wear His name. We identify with who He is and how He is perceived.
One way we teach and encourage ourselves and others is through the singing of the Word of God. But if we do not know the Bible and understand it, we cannot honestly sing it from our hearts.
Perhaps this "poverty" of Scripture in our churches is one cause of the abundance of unbiblical songs that we have today. A singer has no more right to sing a lie than a preacher has to preach a lie. The great songs of the faith were, for the most part, written by believers who know the doctrines of the Word of God.
Martin Luther "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God"
A mighty fortress is our God,
A bulwark never failing;
Our helper He amid the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe
Doth seek to work us woe-
His craft and pow'r are great,
And, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.
Did we in our own strength confide,
Our striving would be losing,
Were not the right man on our side,
The man of God's own choosing.
Dost ask who that may be?
Christ Jesus, it is He
Lord Sabaoth His name,
From age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.
And tho this world, with devils filled,
Should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed
His truth to triumph thru us.
The prince of darkness grim,
We tremble not for him-
His rage we can endure,
For lo, his doom is sure:
One little word shall fell him.
That word above all earthly pow'rs,
No thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours
Thru Him who with us sideth.
Let goods and kindred go,
This mortal life also-
The body they may kill;
God's truth abideth still:
His kingdom is foreve ...
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