Because of Sin

[78 words] Our Lord arrived at the Gardenwith darkness in full array, He poured out His heart to the Father,as He fell on His face to pray.He was carrying a heavy burden,And from it He must not run.  With love He promised faithfullynot My will, but Yours be done.The cup of the cross was bitter,yet…

Let All Creation Bless the Lord

[130 words] Let all creation bless the Lord,till heaven with praise is ringing.Sun, moon, and stars, peal out a chord,stir up the angels’ singing.Sing, wind and rain! Sing, snow and sleet!Make music, day, night, cold, and heat:exalt the God who made you. All living things upon this earth,green fertile hills and mountains,sing to the God…

Today

[123 words] I shall do so much in the years to come,But what have I done today?I shall give out gold in princely sum,But what did I give today?I shall lift the heart and dry the tear,I shall plant a hope in the place of fear,I shall speak with words of love and cheerBut what…

There is a Green Hill Far Away

[122 words] There is a green hill far away,outside a city wall,where our dear Lord was crucifiedwho died to save us all. We may not know, we cannot tell,what pains he had to bear,but we believe it was for ushe hung and suffered there. He died that we might be forgiven,he died to make us…

Just a Weaver

[84 words] My life is but a weaving,between my God and me,I do not choose the colors,He worketh steadily. Of times He weaveth sorrow,and I in foolish prideforget He sees the upper,and I the underside. Not till the loom is silent,and the shuttles cease to fly,will God unroll the canvas,and explain the reasons why. The…

A Servant’s Prayer

[166 words] Make me a servant, Lord. Give me a servant’s eyes,Able to see the slightest needs of those around me. Let me have a servant’s ears,Tuned to detect the softest cry of helpfrom the lowliest person. Give me a servant’s voice,One which speaks words of comfort andcheer to those in despair. Give me a…

In Sweet Communion

[116 words] In sweet communion, Lord, with TheeI constantly abide;My hand Thou holdest in Thine ownTo keep me near Thy side. Thy counsel through my earthly wayShall guide me and control,And then to glory afterwardThou wilt receive my soul. Whom have I, Lord, in heaven but Thee,To whom my thoughts aspire?And having Thee, on earth…

Living and Giving

[176 words] Whatever you give away todayOr think or say or doWill multiply about tenfoldAnd then return to you. It may not come immediatelyNor from the obvious source,But the LAW applies unfailinglyThrough some invisible force. Whatever you feel about anotherBe it love or hate or passion,Will surely bounce right back to youIn some clear or…

Peace from Pain

[53 words] When days are rough, and times seem tough,And we’re ‘neath much stress and strain;Just trust the Lord, and heed His WordAnd He’ll bring peace from the pain. Peace from pain we will gain,He has promised, and will bring;He will employ eternal joyAnd peace from pain will spring. Edd SterchiBroadway church of ChristCampbellsville, KY……

A Grain of Wheat

[80 words] Except a grain of wheat should die,It remains alone, a single grain,Except we put our Self to death,We cannot our Lord’s harvest gain.  He lived, He loved, Gave All for us,So planted He His “Grain of Corn,”For Him, for us the harvest comes,For death has died and Life is born.  Jesus urges us…

How Gentle God’s Commands

[82 words] How gentle God’s commands!How kind his precepts are!Come, cast your burdens on the LordAnd trust his constant care. Beneath his watchful eye,His Saints securely dwell;That hand which bears all nature upShall guard his children well. Why should this anxious loadPress down your weary mind?Haste to your Heav’nly Father’s throneAnd sweet refreshment find. His…

The Yielded Life

[87 words] What is a Yielded Life?’Tis one at God’s command,For Him to mold, to form, to use,Or to do with it as He may choose,Resistless in His hand. What is a Yielded Life?A life whose only will,When into blest subjection brought—In every deed and aim and thought,Seeks just to do His will. What is…

Get Going!!!

[79 words] “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations” (Matt. 28:18)“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). Go – with any means that you’ve gotGo – by any way that you canGo – with any medium you oughtGo – to every woman and man Go –…

God the Omniscient

[70 words] There is an Eye that never sleepsBeneath the wing of night;There is an Ear that never shutsWhen sink the beams of light. There is an Arm that never tiresWhen human strength gives way;There is a Love that never failsWhen earthly loves decay. That Eye unseen o’erwatcheth all;That Arm upholds the sky;That Ear doth…

Through the Maze

[46 words] He leads us onThrough all the unquiet years;Past all our dreamland hopes, and doubts, and fearsHe guides our steps. Through all the tangled mazeOf sin, of sorrow, and o’erclouded daysWe know His will is done,And still He leads us on. Anonymous… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in…

Fight the Good Fight

[116 words] Fight the good fight with all thy might;Christ is thy Strength and Christ thy Right.Lay hold on life, and it shall beThy joy and crown eternally. Run the straight race thro’ God’s good grace;Lift up thine eyes and seek His face.Life with its way before us lies;Christ is the Path and Christ the…

Mother’s Day is Remembrance Day

[92 words] We pause on the path of the yearTo pay honor and worshipful tributeTo the Mother our heart holds dear…For, whether here or in heaven,Her love is our haven and guide,For always the memory of MotherIs a beacon light shining inside…Time cannot destroy her memoryAnd years can never eraseThe tenderness and the beautyOf the…

Little Children

[67 words] Little ears are listening,Little minds run wild.Trying to be like mom or dad,Comes natural for a child. They want to do the things you do,And say the things you say,They’re watching and they’re listening,Even while they play! So mom and dad, be very sure,You’re always watching too,To say and do the things that…

A Blessing

[158 words] One day I paused to see the needOf a poor man beside the wayAnd thought to divest myself of greedAnd help him just today.My mind kept saying, “He’s no good,He brought it on himself.”But my heart kept saying, “I really shouldJust do it for myself.”I gave my hand to lift him upAnd brought…

Dear Shepherd of Thy People, Hear

[157 words] Dear Shepherd of Thy people, hear;Thy presence now display;As Thou hast given a place for prayer,So give us hearts to pray. O Lord, our languid souls inspire,For here, we trust, thou art!Send down a coal of heav’nly fire,To warm each waiting heart. Show us some token of Thy love,Our fainting hope to raise;And…

The Good, Great, Glorious God

[50 words] When I think on GodAll the things I should,I readily seeThat God is good. When I speak of God.And His awesome state,I am proclaimingThat God is great. When I dwell with God.Fulfilling Christ’s story,My life of joy showsThat God is glory. Edd SterchiBroadway church of ChristCampbellsville, KY… This content is for Annual and…

You Have What It Takes!

[241 words] Figure it out for yourself, my lad,You’ve all that the greatest men have had;Two arms, two hands, two legs, two eyes,And a brain to use if you would be wise,With this equipment they all began–So start from the top and say, “I can!” Look them over, the wise and great,They take their food…

When I Am Tempted

[139 words] When I am tempted I dare not strayFor many people look my way;Loved ones to sicken and distrustIf I betray my sacred trust;Weak ones to stumble and to fallIf I should heed temptation’s call;Young ones to follow in my wrongIf my heart’s not kept pure and strong;Older ones to mourn and grieveIf I…

“Listen” to the Sky

[64 words] Each and every shining starTestifies from vast afarAll the planets do agreeThe moon joins in with unityThe marching clouds e’er proclaimAs does the sun with heat and flameThe brilliant sky and all beyondShouts “it’s through God that we spawned” “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork”…

Home Without A Bible

[68 words] What is home without a Bible?Tis a home where day is night.Starless night, for over life’s pathwayHeaven can shed no kindly light. What is home without a Bible?Tis a home where daily breadFor the body is provided,But the soul is never fed. What is home without a Bible?Tis a family out at sea,Compass…

I Miss You Mom

[66 words] I thought of you with love today,but that is nothing new.I thought about you yesterday,and days before that too.I think of you in silence,I often speak your name.All I have are memories,and your picture in a frame.Your memory is my keepsake,with which I’ll never part.God has you in his keeping,I have you in…

Just Trust

[30 words] To help your hopesFrom turning to dust,To aid your plansFrom gathering rust,To keep your dreams, From going bust,The simple plan is:You just must trust. Edd SterchiBroadway church of ChristCampbellsville, KY… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin resources, or start…

The Preacher’s Wife

[140 words] She heard all his stories andlaughed at all his jokes. She listened to every sermonWhich he ever spoke. She took care of their children All alone in the pew.As she listened to her husband Proclaim the good news. She saw him in tears as on his knees he did pray,For those that were…

The Pursuit of Happiness

[92 words] When I lay my head at the end of the dayHaving pursued self and selfish playMy mind is restless and preoccupiedAnd my heart’s uneasy and ungratified. When I rest my head at the end of the dayHaving helped another push burdens awayMy mind is content and satisfiedAnd my heart is happy and fortified.…

Be Strong!

[86 words] Be strong! We are not here to play, to dream, to drift: We have hard work to do and loads to lift; Shun not the struggle: face it ‘tis God’s gift. Be strong! Say not the days are evil who’s to blame? And fold the hands and acquiesce O shame! Stand up, speak…

I Long to Meet My Father

[74 words] As I gaze up to the skiesMy mind begins to wanderTo live with Him and dear onesI long to meet My Father Through blessings or trialsThat shall come my wayI long to meet My FatherMy love for Him will stay When I see the woe of the worldAnd all the pain it does…

It’s All Up to Me

[38 words] I cannot change othersBut I can change meI must learn to focusBeing the best I can be When I change my outlookAnd improve through and throughAmazingly I findThat others get better too Edd SterchiBroadway church of ChristCampbellsville, KY… This content is for Annual and Lifetime Members only! Please log in or register to…

Giving to Thee

[115 words] As I progress through my life,more clearly do I see,it is not what I gather, Lord,but what I give to Thee. I give to Thee by pouring out,my body, heart, and soul,in glory and devotion,trusting Thee to make me whole. I give to Thee by kindly helping,all others, great and small,humbly loving, serving,…

Lockdown Lament

[60 words] Alone and then, lonely – two different words,So alike and yet standing apart;One speaks of location, of not “being there,”The other, of bruising the heart. We may be at distance while we are confined,Unable to share the same space;Though love remains still and our hearts remain joined,How we ache for that sweet face…

Traveling the Rocky Road

[115 words] The road is long, the rocks are large,But we needn’t go ‘round them all,For if we muscle, and keep on moving,We’ll gain more strength for the haul. The road is tough, the rocks are many,But they needn’t cause us to slip,For if we’re careful where we tread,We’ll more quickly learn how to grip.…

The Cure for All Ills

[97 words] You may have the best of doctorsWho can treat the best of menBut there’s an ill he cannot cureIt’s the ravages of sin For sickness and diseasesCan take a mighty tollBut their dark and gloomy fingersCannot reach or touch the soul But sin, with its ugly natureHarms body, mind, and spiritAnd no man…

The Lady And The Cross

[149 words] The Lady stands, Tall and proud,Her silent voice rings clear and loud.Welcoming all unto her shores,As the humble masses arrived in hordes. Thru war and famine, Calm and peace, To weary souls she brought release.From her perch she had to frown, As on that morn the towers came down. Brightly her light has…

Show Me, O God, How to Hate

  [84 words] Show me, O God, how to hateThis wicked world and all its ways,To hate this life wrapped up in things,In thoughts that throw us far from you. Destroy what cannot remain forever,That I might gain eternal blessing,Release desires and old resentments,For cleansing the heart grown hard by sin. Show me, O Father,…

Ten Little Christians

[199 words] Ten Little Christians came to church all the time;One fell out with the preacher, then there were nine.Nine Little Christians stayed up late;One overslept on Sunday, then there were eight.Eight Little Christians on their way to Heaven;One took the low road, then there were seven.Seven Little Christians, chirping like chicks;One didn’t like the…

God is Everywhere

[127 words] Let not your heart be troubled,He knows and understands.He knows of all your heartachesAnd reaches out His hand.Don’t crowd thoughts with worriesOr dwell on foolish things.God’s love is everywhere,This to you He brings. The sparrows search the sky for HimThe flowers raise their heads.The smallest creatures on this earthScurry from their beds.The morning…