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Memorial Day tribute 2013

Am I a soldier of the cross,
A follow’r of the Lamb?
And shall I fear to own His cause,
Or blush to speak His name?

Must I be carried to the skies
On flow’ry beds of ease,
While others fought to win the prize,
And sailed through bloody seas?

Are there no foes for me to face?
Must I not stem the flood?
Is this vile world a friend to grace,
To help me on to God?

Sure I must fight if I would reign;
Increase my courage, Lord;
I’ll bear the toil, endure the pain,
Supported by Thy Word.

Thy saints in all this glorious war
Shall conquer, though they die;
They see the triumph from afar,
By faith’s discerning eye.

When that illustrious day shall rise,
And all Thy armies shine
In robes of vict’ry through the skies,
The glory shall be Thine.

http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Am_I_a_Soldier_of_the_Cross/

Agenda for Memorial weekend Outreach

Schedule for upcoming Memorial Day Events at Liberty Community Church. Please share with anyone who is interested. Let us know if you plan to attend so we can plan for the Sat.

Friday Night, May 24, 2013
Message-Cal Zastrow–7:00 p.m. Liberty Community Church

Sat. Afternoon, “Pass The Salt Conference” for men and their son’s, divided into two sessions: 2:30-5:00, first session; break for dinner at 5:00; then from 6:30-8:30 p.m. complete the training–this is with Coach Dave Daubenmire. Location: Liberty Community Church

Sunday Morning Service–10:30 a.m.–Cal Zastrow; Liberty Community Church

There will be opportunities for any who are interested to be instructed and to participate in street evangelism at River Fest, outreach at the abortion mill and instruction in ministering outside the gates of Hell, and open-air preaching. Please don’t miss this opportunity to minister alongside these great men of God.

An easy, self-indulgent life!

By J.R. Miller

And Jesus was saying to them all: If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” Luke 9:23

We cannot live a life that will please Christ–without great cost to ourselves. It is never an easy thing, to be a disciple of Christ. An easy, self-indulgent life–can never be a Christ-like life.

It was not easy for Christ to redeem sinners. From beginning to end of His earthly ministry, He poured out His own precious life. The people thronged about Him with their sins, their sorrows, and their needs–and virtue went out of Him continually to heal them, to comfort them, to feed their heart-hunger. He utterly forgot Himself–and gave His life and love without stint to every one who asked. At last He literally gave Himself, emptying out His heart’s blood–to give eternal life to sinful and dead souls. His sufferings were finished, when He bowed His head on the cross.

It is now our privilege to suffer for Him–to perpetuate the self-sacrificial love of Christ on this earth. Only in so far as we do this, are we living a life that will please Him.

“I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death!” Philippians 3:10

“Anyone who does not take his cross and follow Me, is not worthy of Me.” Matthew 10:38

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