By Request, ‘The Lighthouse’

Erlene asked for this one, The Lighthouse, by John Starnes. Jesus Christ is our lighthouse. He also rescues us when we get shipwrecked.

The hymn shop is now open.


By Request, ‘The Lighthouse’

Before we take a nosedive into the nooze, let’s take another hymn request: The Lighthouse, by John Starnes, requested by Erlene.

Christ is the light of the world.

By Request, ‘Midnight Cry’

Well, let’s see if we can brighten up the corner where we are–with this hymn requested by Erlene, Midnight Cry by John Starnes.

I believe that God can fix this mess, and that He will let us enter into His labors. We have to listen for His voice.

By Request, ‘When He Was on the Cross’

Requested by Erlene: When He Was on the Cross, by John Starnes.

People in the First Century were used to seeing horrific punishments, like crucifixion, carried out in public. We are not–and God be thanked for that. Speaking for myself, the cross is not an easy thing to think about. Nor should it be. O Lord our God, draw us to Jesus. Amen.

By Request, ‘The Lighthouse’

Erlene asked to hear this again–The Lighthouse, by John Starnes. God knows we all need a lighthouse; and the good news is, we’ve got one, complete with lifeboat crews, emergency medical teams, and rehab service: Our Lord Jesus Christ.

By Request, ‘He Looked Beyond My Faults and Saw My Need’

Erlene requested this: He Looked Beyond My Faults and Saw My Need.

If you’re new to this blog, let me tell you we take hymn requests, all you have to do is ask (use “Leave a Reply”). And some of you have been here for ages and never asked once–so come on, now.

‘When He Was on the Cross, I Was on His Mind’–Plus Prayer Request

When He Was on the Cross, I was on His Mind, by John Starnes: this one’s for Erlene, who suggested it yesterday, and for Phoebe. These two members of our fellowship have been suffering with illness this week, and they need our prayers. Some of you have already started praying for them. Let’s all join in.

O Lord Our God, in the name of our most perfect healer, Jesus Christ your Son, two of our fellowship are down and we ask you, in Jesus’ name, to raise them back up: for we know that you can do all things. Please, Father, restore these our sisters to good health: in Jesus’ name, Amen.


By Request, ‘The Lighthouse’

Suggested by Erlene: The Lighthouse, by John Starnes. “If it wasn’t for the lighthouse, then where would this ship be?”

By Request, ‘Midnight Cry’

Erlene asked for this one: The Midnight Cry, by John Starnes.

And hey, everybody! We’re waiting for your Christmas hymn requests. We need for this Christmas to have extraordinary power to draw people’s hearts to Christ–and I think the music helps with that, so let’s get cracking.

‘When He Was on the Cross, I Was on His Mind’

Requested by Erlene: John Starnes singing When He Was on the Cross, I Was on His Mind.

As a challenge to the spirit, try to imagine hearing the Gospel now for the very first time, never having heard a word of it before. What in our own lives can prepare us for the savagery of the Crucifixion? How are we to measure that against the pure goodness of Jesus Christ? There are some parts of this fallen world where people can imagine such things easily. We in America are blessed in that we can’t.

No–our greatest peril is to fall into the trap of taking Jesus Christ for granted. I don’t know about you, but I have to shock myself out of that from time to time.