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Let’s talk about faith, courage and love.

"Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love."

In 1 Corinthians 16:13-14, Paul is encouraging the Corinthian church to be vigilant and steadfast in their faith. He urges them to be on guard against false teachings and temptations that may lead them astray. He also tells them to be courageous and strong in their beliefs, and to always do everything in love.

These verses remind us that our faith is not a passive thing, but rather it requires effort and intentionality. We must be vigilant in protecting our faith and to be ready to stand firm in the face of adversity. We must also be courageous in sharing our faith and in standing up for what is right, even when it is difficult.

Additionally, Paul reminds us that we should always be doing everything in love. Love should be the guiding principle in all that we do, whether it be in our relationships with others, or in the way we live our lives. Love should be the motivation for all that we do, and it should be evident in all our actions.

In summary, Paul encourages the Corinthian church and us to be vigilant, steadfast, courageous and strong in our faith, and to always do everything in love. Let us strive to live out these principles in our own lives, so that we may be true servants of Christ.

Walking Free!

The verdict was guilty
Case closed the end
No chance for me to ever leave
This prison of my sin
Now I know it might sound crazy
But one day a key unlocked that cell
I heard a small voice say
Your debts been paid by somebody else

And now I’m walking, walking
Walking free
No more darkness
Guilt has lost its grip on me
When mercy called my name
Those chains fell at my feet
And now I’m walking, walking
Walking free

Now I ain’t nothing perfect
I still stumble every single day
I still get knocked down
But the difference now
Is that’s not where I stay
‘Cause I’ve got a Savior
Who knows everywhere I’ve been
And He’s telling me that I never have to
Go back there again

So now I’m walking, walking
Walking free
No more darkness
Guilt has lost its grip on me
When mercy called my name
Those chains fell at my feet
And now I’m walking, walking
Walking free

Walking free (ba ba-da ba-da ba-ba-ba)
Walking free (ba ba-da ba-da ba-ba-ba)

To the one walking wounded
And to the one with regret
Look up and see your victory is just up ahead
‘Cause there is a Savior
Who knows everywhere you’ve been
And He’s telling you that you never have to
Go back there again
So if you know that you never have to
Go back there again

Then sing
I’m walking, walking
Walking free
No more darkness
Guilt has lost its grip on me
When mercy called my name
Those chains fell at my feet
And now I’m walking walking
Walking free

Walking free (ba ba-da ba-da ba-ba-ba)
Walking free, yeah (ba ba-da ba-da ba-ba-ba)
I know, I know, I know, I know
I’m walking free, yeah (ba ba-da ba-da ba-ba-ba)
I’m walking free (ba ba-da ba-da ba-ba-ba)

Jeff’s Hymn Book

If I were to compile my perfect hymn book, it would look something like this:

  1. How Great Thou Art
  2. I Stand Amazed
  3. Lord, I Need You
  4. It Is Well With My Soul
  5. Old Rugged Cross
  6. Amazing Grace
  7. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
  8. Ave Maria
  9. Abide With Me
  10. Blessed Assurance
  11. Just As I Am
  12. Jesus Paid It All
  13. Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
  14. It Is Well
  15. Holy, Holy, Holy
  16. To God Be the Glory
  17. What a friend, we have in Jesus
  18. Turn your eyes upon Jesus
  19. In Christ Alone
  20. 10,000 Reasons
  21. This is Amazing Grace

My Jesus 

Powerful video from Anne Wilson – you have to watch it youtube.

LYRICS: Are you past the point of weary Is your burden weighing heavy Is it all too much to carry Let me tell you ‘bout my Jesus Do you feel that empty feeling ‘Cause shame’s done all its stealing And you’re desperate for some healing Let me tell you ‘bout my Jesus

He makes a way where there ain’t no way Rises up from an empty grave Ain’t no sinner that He can’t save Let me tell you ‘bout my Jesus His love is strong and His grace is free And the good news is I know that He Can do for you what He’s done for me Let me tell you ‘bout my Jesus And let my Jesus change your life Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, amen, amen

Who can wipe away the tears From broken dreams and wasted years And tell the past to disappear Let me tell you ‘bout my Jesus And all the wrong turns that you would Go and undo if you could Who can work it all for your good Let me tell you about my Jesus

Who would take my cross to Calvary Pay the price for all my guilty Who would care that much about me Let me tell you ‘bout my Jesus