Why I didn’t put out a Lifespring! last week and why there won’t be one today.
This episode is in memory of my father-in-law, Basil “Rip” Collins, who went to be with the Lord yesterday, September 16, 2007 at 10:56 (PDT).
Prayers for help and deliverance, and prayers of thanksgiving and praise.
The psalmists remember to praise God for his many good and miraculous deeds, and ask Him for deliverance today.
Psalms of ascent. What’s that? Listen to find out.
The longest chapter in the Bible concludes. The psalmist continues his praise of God and, among other things, stesses his love of the Law.
The first half of the longest chapter in the Bible.
More enthusiastic praises from the psalmist, and the shortest chapter in the Bible.
Johnny Diaz, the youth pastor at LifeSpring Church, recently had a fund raiser. The congregation nominated various people among their midst to take a pie in the face. The nominations required a donation. The top ten names with the highest donations became the people who were “lucky” enough to get a pie. I was one of the lucky ten.
Once the day arrived, further bids were taken to see who would have the honor of delivering the tasty pastries. It was a warm day in Riverside, California, and we did the deed just after Sunday services.
An amazing and surprising story lies behind this great hymn, which was written in 1858.
Artists on today’s show:
Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus
Lyrics: George Duffield, Jr.
Music: George J. Webb
Stand up, stand up for Jesus, ye soldiers of the cross;
Lift high His royal banner, it must not suffer loss.
From victory unto victory His army shall He lead,
Till every foe is vanquished, and Christ is Lord indeed.
Stand up, stand up for Jesus, the solemn watchword hear;
If while ye sleep He suffers, away with shame and fear;
Where’er ye meet with evil, within you or without,
Charge for the God of battles, and put the foe to rout.
Stand up, stand up for Jesus, the trumpet call obey;
Forth to the mighty conflict, in this His glorious day.
Ye that are brave now serve Him against unnumbered foes;
Let courage rise with danger, and strength to strength oppose.
Stand up, stand up for Jesus, stand in His strength alone;
The arm of flesh will fail you, ye dare not trust your own.
Put on the Gospel armor, each piece put on with prayer;
Where duty calls or danger, be never wanting there.
Stand up, stand up for Jesus, each soldier to his post,
Close up the broken column, and shout through all the host:
Make good the loss so heavy, in those that still remain,
And prove to all around you that death itself is gain.
Stand up, stand up for Jesus, the strife will not be long;
This day the noise of battle, the next the victor’s song.
To those who vanquish evil a crown of life shall be;
They with the King of Glory shall reign eternally.
Praises, supplications, complaints, and wonderful mental pictures. A mixed bag today.