The old hymn doesn’t say . . .

 

The old hymn doesn’t say: “What a religious figure we have in Jesus.”
–It says: “What a friend we have in Jesus.”
 
An old hymn doesn’t say: “On Christ the solid rock I waffle.”
–It says: “On Christ the solid rock I stand!”
 
The old hymn doesn’t say: “Jesus condones.”
–It says: “Jesus saves.”
 
“An old hymn doesn’t say: “I love to hear a sermon.”
–It says: “I love to tell the story.” (If you love to tell the story, check out my new book: Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible–Ekklesia at this link.)
“The old hymn doesn’t say: “O come all ye compromised.”
–It says: “O come all ye faithful.”
The old hymn doesn’t say: “To me be self-fulfillment.”
–It says: “To God be the glory!”
An old hymn doesn’t say: “At the party.”
–It says: “At the cross.”
The old hymn doesn’t say: “Turn your eyes upon what you want.”
–It says: “Turn your eyes upon Jesus.”
An old hymn doesn’t say: “Are you feeling good about yourself?”
–It says: “Are you washed in the blood?”
The old hymn doesn’t say: “Boast in what you have accomplished.”
–It says: “Count your blessings.”
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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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