Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Church's ONE Found, by DianaDee Osborne

ONE = Jesus 
ALBUM:      Amazing Holy Spirit 'n' Church

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Song Story:  
This song was written as a chorus to GIVING UP ON CHURCH...  
but I split up the songs since, generally, songs are not ten minutes long!
The two songs obviously lead to a message that
 NO, we should not  give up on God's church.  
After all, if anyone has every had just cause to do that, 
it was most assuredly Jesus.  
For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.  -- Hebrews 12:3

And Jesus calls us to be like Him.... 
which includes going to church (Hebrews 10:25).

   Why do people give up on church?

    Because this old hymn is not part of our hearts in church.
    Because we enjoy the GIFTING of God.... yes, it is gifting, of skills and intelligence so much
    that   we too often NEGLECT praying Ephesians 3:20 for power,    SCRIPTURE LINK
    often NEGLECT praying Ephesians 6: 10 to end for protection,      
  SCRIPTURE LINK         as Christ's Body, Christ's Church on earth.

    As I completed this song... another fast gift from God, and began practicing the vocals, a sob kept catching in my throat.

                 Oh, how we in the Church hurt Jesus.....

CHURCH PRAYER:   Lord, we need Your help, your protection, your empowering:
Help this Church stop hurting You with our self-dependence.
Be our ONE and Only  FOUND-ation! 

Part 2 adapted from “The Church's One Foundation” by  Samuel Stone & Samuel Wesley
(Public Domain, CCLI # 55377)      

Dedicated to Christ Our Foundation,  30 August 2011

When THE Church... 

         any church that uses Christ's own Name..........
becomes too busy to fervently pray Ephesians 6 for His protection,
That church shows the World that her
foundation is "church" -- NOT Christ --

God's own Church must find that        >>>

2        (traditional melody with adapted words)
The Church's ONE Foundation is Jesus Christ, her Lord.  

She is His new Creation, by water and God's Word.
From heaven He came and sought her to be His Holy Bride. 

With Christ's Own Blood He bought her, and
for her Life He died..... And
     for THIS Church, Jesus died.... For        
     US  in THIS Church, Jesus died.  Lord,  
     help THIS Church LIVE for You ............ 

Even if Church says God is first, as
they -- as we-- use Christ's Name,  if
we depend on our own skills, don't
pray Ephesians 3 for His empowering,
That church shows the World  that her
FOUNDation  is   CHURCH   -- NOT  CHRIST!
God's own Church must say,  "We're  >>

4        (traditional melody with adapted words) 
We're people of ev'ry Nation, ONE Church o'er all the Earth.  The Church Charter of salvation IS  "One Lord, One Faith, One Birth."  
One holy Name Church blesses,  One Holy Communion.  
To just One Hope, Church presses, with
ev'ry grace from God,  because
     for THIS Church, Jesus died.... For           
     US  in THIS Church, Jesus died.  Lord,      
     help THIS Church LIVE for You............          

5        (traditional melody with adapted words) 
The Church on Earth has union with 
God the Three in One.  And
mystic sweet communion with those 

whose rest has come.  
      Lord, give us Vision glorious to   
      FOUND  this CHURCH on You.               
  us Your Church Victorious who brings people to  

     for THIS Church, Jesus died.... For
     US  in THIS Church, Jesus died.  Lord,

     help THIS Church LIVE for You............

Supporting Scriptures:  
“Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, [you are] God's building.  For no other foundation can anyone lay than
       that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ."  -- 1 Corinthians 3:  8,9,11 NKJV.

See Ephesians 2, esp. 19-end:  “...members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner[stone], in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”

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