His Power from Beginning to End – Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones Audio Sermons

The absence of a sense of wonder in the Christian life; the missing power in the Christian life; the power of the Resurrection working in believers; the power to continue and sustain.

His Power from Beginning to End – Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones Audio Sermons

Ephesians 1:19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might (ESV)

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O Sacred Head, Now Wounded – Classic Christian Hymns / Lyrics / J. S. Bach

O Sacred Head, Now Wounded – Classic Christian Hymns / Lyrics / J. S. Bach

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O Sacred Head, Now Wounded / Christian Hymn with Lyrics / Choir – J. S. Bach

O Sacred Head, Now Wounded / Christian Hymn with Lyrics / Choir – J. S. Bach

The hymn is based on a long medieval Latin poem, Salve mundi salutare, with stanzas addressing the various parts of Christ’s body hanging on the Cross. The last part of the poem, from which the hymn is taken, is addressed to Christ’s head, and begins “Salve caput cruentatum.” The poem is often attributed to Bernard of Clairvaux (1091-1153), but it first appears in the 14th century.

The last part of the poem was translated into German by the prolific Lutheran hymnist Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676). The German hymn begins, “O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden.

The hymn was first translated into English in 1752 by John Gambold (1711-1771), an Anglican vicar in Oxfordshire. His translation begins, “O Head so full of bruises.” In 1830 a new translation of the hymn was made by an American Presbyterian minister, James Waddel Alexander (1804-1859). Alexander’s translation, beginning “O sacred head, now wounded,” became one of the most widely used in 19th and 20th century hymnals.

Another English translation, based on the German, was made in 1861 by Sir Henry Baker. Published in Hymns Ancient and Modern, it begins, “O sacred head surrounded by crown of piercing thorn.”

In 1899 the English poet Robert Bridges (1844-1930) made a fresh translation from the original Latin, beginning “O sacred Head, sore wounded, defiled and put to scorn.” This is the version used in the Church of England’s New English Hymnal (1986) and several other late 20th-century hymn books.

The music for the German and English versions of the hymn is by Hans Leo Hassler, written around 1600 for a secular love song, “Mein Gmuth ist mir verwiret.” The tune was appropriated for Gerhardt’s German hymn in 1656. Johann Sebastian Bach arranged the melody and used it five times in his St. Matthew’s Passion; this arrangement has come to be known as Passion Chorale 7676D. Bach also used this melody in the opening choral and triumphant final chorus of his Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248.

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O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus – Christian Hymns / Lyrics

O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus – Christian Hymns / Lyrics

Lyricist: Samuel Trevor Francis
Lyrics Date: 1875
Composer: Thomas John Williams
Music Date: 1890
Tune: EBENEZER

Few hymns paint such a vivid picture of God’s love as this one by Samuel Trevor Francis. It helps visualize the immensity of Christ’s love: overwhelming and free, submerging us in the depths of his tender heart. Even the swelling and receding notes of the melody create an image of God’s love, reminding us of the gentle waves on a vast ocean.

Francis experienced that love in an especially compelling way one cold, winter night. At a point in life when his faith had wavered, Francis found himself walking across London’s Hungerford Bridge. Mulling over his sadness and loneliness, he heard a whisper tempting him to end his misery and jump into the churning waters below.

Fortunately, Francis didn’t heed the dark voice. Instead, he heard God’s reassuring words speaking to him in the night. On that bridge, he reaffirmed his faith in Jesus Christ, and put complete trust in him as his Savior.

Echoes of this transformational experience resound throughout Francis’s hymn, “O, the Deep, Deep, Love of Jesus,” reminding us of the truth found in Romans 8:38-39: “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

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The River of Death – Pilgrim’s Progress Lecture / Puritan Reformed Christian Audio / Tom Sullivan

The River of Death – Pilgrim’s Progress Lecture / Puritan Reformed Christian Audio / Tom Sullivan

In this lesson we examined why for some saints, crossing the great divide is fearful, why God seems to hide His face, and how to prepare for that solemn day. We mentioned the story: A death-bed dialogue: being a series of conversations between Mr. Shirra, 1724-1803 and Mr. Lister – a 27-year-old young pastor who feared he was only a hypocrite. That story is narrated and is also on this site.

John Bunyan wrote The Pilgrim’s Progress in two parts, of which the first appeared at London in 1678,which he had begun during his imprisonment in 1676. The second part appeared in 1684. The earliest edition in which the two parts were combined in one volume came out in 1728. A third part falsely attributed to Bunyan appeared in 1693. The Pilgrim’s Progress is the most successful allegory ever written, and like the Bible has been extensively translated into other languages.

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Moral Perversion – Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones Audio Sermons

Moral perversion: sin without shame; morality reversed in individuals and nations; Christianity faces the facts; hypocrisy defined; the natural morality is denied by modern man; man tries to stifle his conscience; the power of sin: the trouble is in the heart; the heart of man can only be changed by God.

Moral Perversion – Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones Audio Sermons

Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.

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The Answer to the World’s Problems – Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones Audio Sermons

The Answer to the World’s Problems – Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones Audio Sermons

The modern tragedy; the world refuse to listen; the genesis of the world’s problems; life after death; the Law that reveals pollution.

John 1:17 New King James Version (NKJV) 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

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