The New Harvest Christian Fellowship

Weekly Devotions

The Wisdom of God

Devotions Week 31:

He is truly wise who looks upon all earthly things as folly that he may gain Christ. ~Thomas a Kempis

Earthly wisdom. But if you harbour bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthy, unspiritual, of the devil. James 3:14-15
(read 3:13- 16)
Pure wisdom from Heaven. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. James 3:17
(read 3:16-18)
The way to godly wisdom. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified… so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom but on God’s power.” 1 Corinthians 2:2, 5
(read 2:1-5)
Wisdom from the Spirit. We have not received the spirit of the world but the spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. 1 Corinthians 2:12-13
(read 2:6-16)
Ask God for wisdom. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. James 1:5-6
(read 1:2-8)
Praise the Lord for all He provides. The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever. Psalm 111:10
(read 111:1-10)
The depth of the wisdom of God. Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgments, and His Paths beyond tracing out! Romans 11:33
(read 11:33-36)

God of Grace and God of Glory, on Thy people pour Your power.
Now fulfil Thy Church’s story, bring her bud to glorious flower,
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the facing of this hour.

Behold, the hosts of evil around us scorn Thy Christ assail His ways.
Fears and doubts too long have bound us; free our hearts to work and praise.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the living of these days.

Cure Thy children’s warring madness; bend our pride to Thy control;
Shame our wanton selfish gladness, rich in things and poor in soul.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage. Lest we miss Thy kingdom’s goal.

Valuing Jesus Over and Above Everything

Devotions Week 30:

Sanctification means the impartation of the holy qualities of Jesus Christ to me. It is the gift of His patience, love, holiness, faith, purity and godliness that is exhibited in and through every sanctified soul. ~ Oswald Chambers

Absolute confidence in Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the passing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ… Philippians 3:8
(read 3:1-11)
Pressing on towards the goal. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ has taken hold of me. Philippians 3:12
(read 3:12-16)
The cost of being a disciple by putting Christ first. One day when large groups of people were walking along with him, Jesus turned and told them, “Anyone who comes to me but refuses to let go of father, mother, spouse, children, brothers, sisters—yes, even one’s own self!—can’t be my disciple.” Luke 14:25-26
(read 14:25-33)
Do not worry. Seek, trust and obey. So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:31-33
(read 6:31-34)
Risking all for God’s kingdom. “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.” Matthew 13:44
(read 13:44-49)
Sanctification from God. May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23
(read 5:16-24)
Jesus our faith and hope. …For you who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Peter 1:5
(read 1:3-7)

Who breaks the power of sin and darkness? Whose love is mighty and so much stronger?
The King of Glory, the King above all kings.
Who shakes the whole earth with holy thunder and leaves us breathless in awe and wonder? The King of Glory, the King above all kings.
This is amazing grace, this is unfailing love. That You would take my place, that You would bear my cross.
You laid down Your life that I would be set free. Oh, Jesus, I sing for all that You’ve done for me.
Who brings our chaos back into order? Who makes the orphan a son and daughter?
The King of Glory, the King above all kings.
Who rules the nations with truth and justice? Shines like the sun in all of its brilliance?
The King of Glory, the King above all kings.

The Church is because God is!

Devotions Week 29:

The Christian life is not a way “out,” but a way “through” life. ~Billy Graham

The early Christian Church. He appointed twelve – designating them apostles – that they may be with Him and that He might send them out to preach… “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as You are in me and I am in You. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that You have sent me.” Mark 3:14 &
John 17:20-21
(read Mark 3:13-15
& John 17:20-26)
To receive the Word of God. “For I gave them the words You gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from You, and they believed that You sent me.” John 17:8
(read 17:6-10)
To preach the message of reconciliation. Therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation: the old has gone, the new has come… We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians
5:17, 20
(read 5:16-21)
The Church is a Spirit-filled community. Be careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Ephesians 5:15-17
(read 5:15-20)
The Church and spiritual gifts. There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. 1 Corinthians 12:4-6
(read 12:1-11)
The Church, one body but many parts. The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many they form one body, so it is with Christ… Now you are the body of Christ, and each one is part of it. 1 Corinthians
12:12, 27
(read 12:12-31)
The Church in the last days. “‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’” Acts 2:17-21

“The Church’s one Foundation” – by S.J. Stone
The Church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord;
She is His new creation by water and the Word.
From heaven He came and sought her to be His holy bride;
With His own blood He bought her, and for her life He died.
Elect from every nation yet one over all the earth,
Her charter of salvation one Lord, one faith, one birth:
One holy name she blesses, partakes one holy food,
And to one hope she presses with every grace endued.
Though with a scornful wonder men see her sore oppressed,
By schisms rent asunder, her heresies distressed,
Yet saints their watch are keeping, their cry goes up, “How long?”
And soon the night of weeping shall be the morn of song.
Mid toil and tribulation, and tumult of her war,
She waits the consummation of peace forevermore,
Till with the vision glorious her longing eyes are blest,
And the great church victorious shall be the church at rest.
Yet she on earth has union with God the Three in One,
And mystic sweet communion with those whose rest is won.
O happy ones and holy! Lord give us grace that we,
Like them, the meek and lowly, may live eternally.

Hope – Certainty in the present and a firm expectation for the future

Devotions Week 28:

When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God. ~Charles L Allen

Hope in the Word of God. Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn Your commands. May they who fear You rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in Your word. Psalm 119:73-74
(read 119:71-77)
Hope through the Word by the Spirit of God. For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope… May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:4, 13
(read 15:1-6, 13)
Jesus Christ and our hope. For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through Him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. 2 Corinthians 1:20
(read 1:20-22)
Hope is linked with trust. We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. Psalm 33:20-21
(read 33:18-22)
Hope is linked with faith. Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1
(read 11:1-13)
Hope linked with expectation. This letter is from Paul, a slave of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ. I have been sent to proclaim faith to those God has chosen and to teach them to know the truth that shows them how to live godly lives. This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God—who does not lie—promised them before the world began. Titus 1:1-2
(read 1:1-3)
Hope in the resurrection of the dead. And if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is useless and you are still guilty of your sins. In that case, all who have died believing in Christ are lost! And if our hope in Christ is only for this life, we are more to be pitied than anyone in the world. But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died. 1 Corinthians
(read 15:12-26)

Praise the Lord, ye heavens adore Him; praise Him angels in the height;
Sun and moon rejoice before Him praise Him all ye stars and light.
Praise the Lord for He has spoken, worlds His mighty voice obeyed;
Laws, which never shall be broken, for their guidance he has made.
Praise the lord, for He is glorious; never shall His promise fail:
God has made His saints victorious; sin and death shall not prevail.
Praise the God of our salvation; hosts on high His power proclaim:
Heaven and earth and all creation, laud and magnify His name!
~ Anon. 1796 based on Psalm 148~

Obeying God

Devotions Week 27:

True Success is Obeying God. ~ John C Maxwell

Do not be afraid of failure, only trust and obey! And He said to me, “Son of man, listen carefully and take to heart all the words I speak to you. Go now to your countrymen in exile and speak to them. Say to them ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says,’ whether they listen or fail to listen.” Ezekiel 3:10-11
(read 3:4-11)
Deliver God’s message even when others refuse to hear. “When I say to a wicked man, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to dissuade him from his evil ways in order to save his life, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. But if you do warn the wicked man and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his evil ways, he will die for his sin; but you will have saved yourself.” Ezekiel 3:18-19
(read 3:17-21)
Doing good to all, but do not be led astray. Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ. Galatians 6:1-2
(read 6:1-10)
Man judged by his obedience to God’s will. “A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit… Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in Heaven.” Matthew
7:18, 21
(read 7:16-23)
Living by the Holy Spirit. “Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.” John 14:21
(read 14:15-24)
Getting to know our Saviour. We know that we have come to know Him if we obey His commands. The man who says, “I know Him,” but does not do what He commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But if anyone obeys His word, God’s love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in Him: Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did. 1 John 2:3-6
(read 2:1-8)
Chosen to go and bear fruit that will last. “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in His love.” John 15:9-10
(read 15:7-16)

Come now Holy Spirit and take control
Hold me in Your loving arms and make me whole
Wipe away all doubt and fear and take my pride
Draw me to your love and keep me by your side
Give your life to Jesus let him fill your soul
Let Him take you in his arms and make you whole
As you give your life to him He will set you free
You will live and reign with Him eternally

From God’s Covenant with Us

Devotions Week 26:

During His life, Christ was an example; in His death He was a sacrifice; in His resurrection He was a conqueror; in His ascension a king; in His prayers a high priest. ~ Martin Luther

The Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Now the Lord God planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there He put the man He had formed. And the Lord made all kinds of trees grow in the ground… In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil… God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.” Genesis 2:8-9, 16-17
(read 2:8-17)
Man banished from the Garden of Eden. And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from tree of life and eat, and live forever.” So the Lord banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. Genesis 3:22-23
(read 3:20-24)
The call of God to Abram. “I will make you a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; all the people on earth will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:2-3
(read 12:1-3)
God’s promise of a New Covenant. This is the Covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will a man teach his neighbour, or a man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the Lord. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” Jeremiah 31:33-34
(read 31:33-37)
Death through Adam, life through Christ. For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ! Romans 5:17
(read 5:12-18)
He shed His blood on the cross for our sins. “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his stripes you have been healed.” For “you were like sheep going astray”, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. 1 Peter 2:24-25
(read 2:19-25)
The call to persevere and to be led by the Holy Spirit. But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold. They said to you, “In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.” These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit. Jude 17-19
(read 17-25)

Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy riven side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Save me from its guilt and power.

Not the labour of my hands
Can fulfil Thy law’s demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All could never sin erase,
Thou must save, and save by grace.

Nothing in my hands I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress,
Helpless, look to Thee for grace:
Foul, I to the fountain fly,
Wash me, Saviour, or I die.

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death,
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgment throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

The Daily Act of Dying to Self

Devotions Week 25:

If our common life is not a common course of humility, self-denial, renunciation of the world, poverty of spirit and heavenly affection, we do not live the lives of Christians. ~ William Law

The way to forgiveness. Finally, I confessed all my sins to You and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.” And You forgave me! All my guilt is gone. Psalm 32:5
Follow Christ. The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee, finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow Me.” John 1:43
Let Him have all of you. Then He said to them all; “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.” Luke 9: 23-24
The way of salvation. For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18
Seeking His will and being changed by it. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
Dead to sin, alive in Christ. Thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted. You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness. Romans 6:17-18
Peace and joy with God. …We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us. Romans 5:3-5

Seems like so long ago upon a rugged Cross,
Jesus the Lamb of God was crucified for us.
The ransom there was paid to set the sinner free
And His blood still cries mercy over me.
Mercy, mercy, mercy His blood still cries mercy over me.

Our Identity in Christ

Devotions Week 24:

Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times. ~ Martin Luther

The How of Salvation: saved in an instant and changed gradually. The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, “Men, what must I don to be saved?” They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved – you and your household.” Acts 16:29-31
(read 16:25-34)
Abandoning the god of this age. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as servants For Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:4-6
(read 4:1-6)
Eternal life through Jesus. For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For god did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world but to save the world through Him. John 3:16-17
(read 3:14-21)
Righteousness through faith. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe… for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. Romans 3:22-24
(read 3:21-25)
What shall we do? When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” Peter replied, “Repent and be baptised, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:37-38
(read 2:29-39)
A new creation through Christ. Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come. All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation… We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us… 2 Corinthians 5:17-18, 20
(read 5:14-21)
The weapons of Christianity. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have the power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
(read 10:1-6)

In the cross of Christ I glory, towering over the wrecks of time; all the light of sacred story gathers round its head sublime. Through the cross, Christ’s love empowers us worldliness and self deny; by His Spirit it inspires us Him, through love, to Glorify. When the woes of life overtake us, hopes deceive and fears annoy, never shall the cross forsake us, from it shines our peace and joy.

The Christian Life

Devotions Week 23:

Joy is the experience of knowing that you are unconditionally loved and that nothing-sickness, failure, emotional distress, oppression, war, or even death- can take that love away. ~Henri Nouwen

Godlessness in the last days. But mark this: there will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God – having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. 2 Timothy 3:1-5
(read 3:1-9)
Peace and joy. Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ… Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, character; and character hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us. Romans 5:1, 3-5
(read 5:1-11)
Children of God through faith. You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, since all who were baptised into Christ have been clothed with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male or female for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:26-28
(read 3:19-29)
Devoted to the needs of the hungry and the oppressed. And if you spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Isaiah 58:10-11
(read 58:6-11)
We are weak, yet You are strong. …The Spirit helps us in our weakness… And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will. And we know that in all things God works for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:26-28
(read 8:26-31)
Help and love our neighbours. We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves… Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Romans 15:1, 7
(read 15:1-7)
Walk in the way of righteousness. Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on His law day and night. Psalm 1:1-2
(read 1:1-6)

Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me
All his wondrous compassion and purity
O thou Spirit Divine all my nature refine
Till the beauty of Jesus be seen in me

Freedom by the Spirit of Truth

Devotions Week 22:

Our first place of victory is in believing the truth concerning our relationship with God. We come to believe He is our Helper in the healing of our souls. ~ Francis Frangipane

Truth, faith, hope and eternal life. I Paul, [am] a servant of God and apostle of Jesus Christ for the faith of God’s elect and the knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness — a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time… Titus 1:1-2
(read 1:1- 3)
Being set free by the truth. To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32
(read 8:25-36)
Living as children of light. For you were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:22-24
(read 4:17-32)
Faith and constant renewal. It is written; “I believe; therefore I have spoken.” With the same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak… Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:13, 16
(read 4:13-18)
The Lord looks at the heart. “After removing Saul, He made David the king. He testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’ From this man’s descendants God has brought to Israel the Saviour Jesus, as He promised. Acts 13:22-23
(read 13:20-23)
Following Jesus and doing his will. …Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If a man is thirsty let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” John 7:37-38
(read 7:33-41)
The glory beyond the veil. But when anyone turns to the lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lords glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:16-18
(read 3:7-18)

There’s a place where sin and shame are powerless
Where my heart has peace with God and forgiveness
Where all the love I’ve ever found comes like a flood comes flowing down
At the Cross, At the Cross I surrender my life I’m in awe of you, I’m in awe of you
Where Your love ran red and my sin washed white I owe all to You, I owe all to You Jesus