The Riches of the Spirit and the Power of the Cross (03-07-21)


Hallelujah for the Cross!

King Ross Sullivan, Wright Brandon Todd

Up to the hill of Calvary,
My Savior went courageously
And there He bled and died for me,
Hallelujah for the cross;
And on that day the world was changed,
A final, perfect Lamb was slain,
Let earth and heaven now proclaim,
“Hallelujah for the cross!”

Hallelujah for the cross of Christ:
Through His death, we have life!
Hallelujah! Let His praises rise!
Hallelujah for the cross!

What good I’ve done could never save,
My debt too great for deeds to pay,
But God, my Savior, made a way,
Hallelujah for the cross;
A slave to sin, my life was bound,
But all my chains fell to the ground
When Jesus’ blood came flowing down;
Hallelujah for the cross!

Now let my life His story sing,
And through the world His praises ring,
All glory be to Christ my King;
Hallelujah for the cross!

I Am Crucified With Christ

Albert Benjamin Simpson

I am crucified with Christ,
And the cross hath set me free;
I have ris’n again with Christ,
And He lives and reigns in me.

Mystery hid from ancient ages!
But at length to faith made plain:
Christ in me, the Hope of Glory,
Tell it o’er and o’er again.

Oh! it is so sweet to die with Christ,
To the world, and self, and sin;
Oh! it is so sweet to live with Christ,
As He lives and reigns within.

This the secret nature hideth,
Harvest grows from buried grain;
A poor tree with better grafted,
Richer, sweeter life doth gain.

This the secret of the holy,
Not our holiness, but Him;
O Lord! empty us and fill us,
With Thy fullness to the brim.

This the balm for pain and sickness,
Just to all our strength to die,
And to find His life and fullness,
All our being’s need supply.

This the story of the Master,
Thru the Cross, He reached the Throne,
And like Him our path to glory,
Ever leads through death alone.


“The Riches of the Spirit and the Power of the Cross”

Message given by Rex Beck on March 7, 2021

Galatians 3:14
… so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.

Galatians 5:16
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

Galatians 5:22-25
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.

Galatians 6:14-15
14 But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.