The Webb Effect

For FBC Richmond youth group reunion

The bus was green, the note was blue, the driver is good, his heart is true

The man was called, he brought his wife, they served the church with their whole life

The youth retreats, with orders sealed, helped us grow, our hearts were healed

The Bible taught, they showed their love, thus we learned of God above

Others joined them in the fray, to teach the youth how they should pray

These brave adults who taught us truth, they cared for every single youth

And in their footsteps, we then walked, and often listened as they talked

Of how our lives could closer be, walk with God in intimacy

Now the days have turned to years, we’ve had some smiles, and yes, some tears

But God is still here, by our side, His grace is deep, His love is wide

We have become the leaders who, these leaders saw in me and you

Our turn to teach the younger crowd, to reach their hearts with music loud

The gift that God has given true, by those who’ve gone ahead of you

The gift of faith that you can share, with other people, everywhere

Are you engaged? Does your faith work? You’re not like those who often shirk

Our time is short, our mission grave, to win the fight we must be brave

To care for folks and reach the lost, we sacrifice and count the cost

For God has given much to us, and we give back without a fuss

Our love to give, our gift to show, with humble hearts, we bow down low

We serve the risen, mighty King, He is the Lord of everything

Your life He always will direct, so walk before Him circumspect

One day soon, we’re going home, to revel in His kingdom come

By Justin Ogden
http://www.thewordinrhyme.wordpress.com
justwords@videomemoriespro.com
Copyright July 28, 2017

One Head, One Heart, One Hand

Ephesians: a sermon series

One head, the Lord, is over His church, He’s leading us all to give Him the glory

~ Ephesians 1:21-22; 1 Corinthians 10:31 ~

Following Him that we’ve come to know, and telling all people His gospel story

~ Matthew 16:24; Ephesians 2:4-5 ~

Chosen, elected, and destined for grace, beloved, adopted, a family of one

~ Ephesians 1:4-6; Galatians 4:4-7 ~

Rich beyond measure, a promise to hold, our purpose forever, the bride of God’s Son

~ Ezekiel 36:26-27; Ephesians 5:25-32 ~

One heart, in the people, seeking the Lord, praying to God for His Spirit to come

~ Matthew 6:33; Acts 11:15 ~

Indwelling us here, as we praise His name, for He is at work, and He will save some

~ Psalm 22:3; Rom 9:18-24 ~

A higher level of love we will show, His unconditional love we can give

~ Matthew 5:44; John 13:34 ~

Together as one, His kingdom of love, we glorify Christ by the life that we live

~ John 17:22-23; Philippians 1:9-11 ~

One hand, in His, together at work, for look, the harvest is ready and white

~ 2 Corinthians 6:1; John 4:35 ~

Reach out to touch those seeking the Savior, His power they’ll come to know tonight

~ Mark 1:40-42; Ephesians 3:20 ~

Taking the meagerly efforts we make, using us to reach their hearts in this hour

~ 1 Corinthians 1:27; Acts 16:29-33 ~

Serving unselfishly, as He commands, we get to witness His work by His power

~ Acts 2:45; Ephesians 1:18-20 ~

By Justin Ogden

http://www.thewordinrhyme.wordpress.com

justwords@videomemoriespro.com

Copyright July 18, 2017

Gifts for the King

Our sacrifice to God we bring, some to serve, and some to sing

Some to speak His holy word, some to do just what we’ve heard

Some to give our very best, serving others, their lives bless

Some to lead and some to teach, all for Christ the lost to reach

He’s made us all with gifts unique, to build the body, His face to seek

Disciples teaching as we go, love for God, the more to show

Examples of the God we love, destined for heaven, up above

There to serve before His throne, our ever glorious Cornerstone

By Justin Ogden

http://www.thewordinrhyme.wordpress.com

justwords@videomemoriespro.com

Copyright July 17, 2017