“I do know this. Whatever I may be, there is nothing that moves me like the gospel of Christ.” (Spurgeon)

He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief, and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned – every one – to his own way and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:4-6)

Man of Sorrows

Man of sorrows, Lamb of God

By His own betrayed

The sin of man and wrath of God

Has been on Jesus laid


Silent as He stood accused

Beaten, mocked, and scorned

Bowing to the Father’s will

He took a crown of thorns


Oh that rugged cross, my salvation

Where Your love poured out over me

Now my soul cries out, “Hallelujah!”

Praise and honor unto Thee


Sent of heaven, God’s own Son,

To purchase and redeem

And reconcile the very ones

Who nailed Him to that tree


Now my debt is paid

It is paid in full

By the precious blood

That my Jesus spilled

Now the curse of sin

Has no hold on me

Whom the Son sets free

Oh, is free indeed


See the stone is rolled away

Behold the empty tomb

Hallelujah! God be praised!

He’s risen from the grave!

What A Savior

Man of Sorrows, what a name

For the Son of God who came

Ruined sinners to reclaim, hallelujah

Bearing shame and scoffing rude

In my place condemned He stood

Sealed my pardon with His blood, hallelujah 


Savior, You showed Your love

Defeated our sin, poured out Your blood

So we praise You, Lamb that was slain

We offer our lives to proclaim:

What a Savior!


Guilty, vile, and helpless we

Spotless Lamb of God was He

Full atonement, can it be? Hallelujah 

Lifted up was He to die

“It is finished!” was His cry

Now in heav’n exalted high, hallelujah


When He comes, our glorious King

All His ransomed home to bring

Then anew this song we’ll sing

Hallelujah, hallelujah!


“When we live by faith our earthly careers are a constant conflict. We may never doubt Christ, but we may wonder if God has forgotten to be gracious…. If you have just begun your journey with Christ, you may think that you will never have to fight sin. Remember, you have just left the shore…. God has a way of taking his children behind the door and showing them some of their abominations. Yet at the same time, he is showing them the beauties of Christ and enabling them to feed on Him. If you are will into your journey with Christ, do not think your case is extreme because your spiritual life is much contested with sin. Far from it! I believe that this is typical of the way in which the Lord deals with all his own beloved ones.” (Spurgeon)
I, I am he who comforts you… (Isaiah 51:12a)


“Forget the various troubles of business, or the domestic cares that often harass, or the inner conflict that plagues your soul. Whatever may disturb, distress, or distract, let it alone. Now for a while, revel in the sweet peace that God alone can give. ‘The peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus’ (Phil. 4:7). Say to your soul, ‘The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him.'” (Spurgeon)

The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law. (Deuteronomy 29:29)