TITANIC THE SECOND

A lot of good work involved in

Titanic number two

Compared to the first one

Much bigger, better, too!

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Yes, it floats and they boasted of

Titanic number one;

“Unsinkable!”  But it sank

Before the cruise was done!

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Just what to say this, that

Good works cannot prepare

Anyone for heaven our

Good works cannot get us there!

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Just faith in God’s grace

That is all the works I need!

I bask in His love and

“In green pastures feed!”

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I have done nothing of real worth

Just love and live and bask

But when God gives inspiration

I consider it my task–

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To produce from inspiration

And glorify His name,

It is because I truly love Him.

Do not want riches or fame!

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And when I get to heaven (*)

I will fall down at His feet

And bask in love and mercy

His great sacrifice complete!

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(*) Think I am being presumptuous?  Think the thief on the cross was, also?

Think you deserve heaven?  Think again!  I will pray for you!

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Sam Cox 01.04

ETERNAL EVERLASTING

“Coming down from God out of heaven?”

New heaven and earth shall be

Forever glorify our King of Kings,

Then we will know eternity!

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Eternity means no more than life evermore!

Eternity is God designed!

Whatever man may boast, all he can do

Only God!  Man halts at that line!

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We will live forever but God always was!

God created everything!

Admit that you cannot understand it all!

Finitely we to Him cling!

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The stars above He has counted them all!

He gave to each one its own name! (1)

Pleiades of Taurus, Antares all the stars

And each one unique, none the same!

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Great is God’s power!  His understanding, too!

Infinite His wisdom! Agree? (2)

Beyond imagination beyond all our means

We are but mortality!

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So now consider His mercy and His grace,

Not just His power but His love!

“Heals the brokenhearted, binds up our wounds.” (3)

Fits us for heaven above!

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A mighty blast of thunder!  Spinning galaxies!

A sparrow falls, what?  The Father sees?

Not only sees He cares!  He reaches out!

By His Spirit, He our spirit frees! (4)

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What more do we seek?  What else do we need?

God’s promise, “Each need I will supply.”

Happiness today!  “Joy unspeakable,” always

Everlastingly.  “The sweet bye and bye!”

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(1) Psalm 147:4

(2) Psalm 147:5

(3)Psalm 147:3

(4) We are God’s sparrows, His eye is on us!

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Sam Cox 04.25.03

(With a lot of help from God!)

THAT TREE

Jesus is all, he is everything to me.

He threaded me through hardships in the past.

The present is perfect because he lives within.

In spite of added hardships, this will last.

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Jesus is all and in all, you have heard.

It is possible, he lives where there is sin.

Sin He became when He took upon Himself,

Your sin and mine, and cleansed within.

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Nothing we have done to merit or deserve

Matchless mercy or His grace.

Totally free because He loves us so!

Justified, forgiven every trace!

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Imputation, like, Jesus took it all!

His righteousness conferred upon you.

Redeemed, justified, adoption is complete!

Child of God, now what do I do?

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I will live as His Son, grateful.  Oh, so glad

That He followed until He captured me!

The pain and the shame that he took on that cross.

I know only God could make that tree!

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Of any tree but especially that tree!

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Sam Cox 10.20.03

GRACE MEANS

No you cannot afford to miss it!  Do not you know forevermore?

Life eternal!  We are immortal!  Cannot take stuff to that fair shore!

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Some folk striving to be better, got to earn my way up there!

We cannot earn it!  Do not deserve it!  Got to go up and get my share!

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Never happen!  You cannot make it; your own righteousness will not do.

Work, work, work, and work some more.  “Not of works,” His Word is true!

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All my goodness, righteousness, filthy rags.  The Bibles call!

I am better man than you are!  Well, okay but watch him fall.

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Cannot you get it through your noggin?  “Not of works lest we boast.”

Jesus paid sins debt completely so you do not end up toast!

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All you need to do is believe it and then gratefully accept!

Alternative?  Keep on striving, grace and mercy then reject.

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No my friend, you cannot afford it.  On your own you cannot depend.

Come to Jesus sins confessing!  Without Him you cannot contend!

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Many years I tried to earn it, tried to work my way to God.

Dismal failure!  Could not cut it until I cried, “Please help me, Lord!”

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He is my Savior!  Daily helper now I must “Abide in Him.” (*)

“Abide in Him” in Him continue!  Yes, it is possible to sin.

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Provision has been made for victory but we must confess that sin. (**)

He is faithful to forgive us and we then may enter in.

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Renewed fellowship with Jesus until we see Him face to face.

Then we shall be like Him in forgiveness, mercy, love, and grace.

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No, I did not have all the answers but I know who I believe.

This I know, my Lord is risen and His Grace I now receive.

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Stop, Stop, Stop striving to be good!  Just abide, “Abide in Him!”

He will lead you to perfection.  Do not give up, “Abide in Him!”

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(*) John 15:4-6 and 10, I John 2:24, 27-28

(**) I John 1:9 read verses 6-10

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Sam Cox 04.15.04

FUTURISTIC

Will heaven enthrone kings of all tribes

And will there be crowns enough?

Do not bother this guy with such details

Crowns, robes all such stuff!

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Crown is the symbol of top honor

All Saints will be honored there!

The least of all saints may show greatest

Nothing earth shows will compare!

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What most of us think as important

Not fanfare, medals and such.

“Dear God, will you just let me in, please?”

Just being there almost too much!

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But mercy and grace are much greater!

Matchless love is what I see.

Just how can you be sure old man?

His Grace far enough for me!

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Yes, I am old and I am certain

I am close enough there to know.

The cleaning crew, if they have such,

Far better than Kingship below!

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No cleanup detail, not needed there!

Stuffing oneself not for me.

Do not know if eating is involved at all,

Just have to wait and see!

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As spirits we will know everything.

“Glorified body,” what is that?

What I think, there will be no restrictions

To Neptune in nothing flat!

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Why Neptune?  Is limitless space not enough?

I believe that is what heaven involves

From here to Pincus #99,

Weightless, problem solved.

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Existential is that near close enough?

No everlasting I will be!

In glorified body or spirit there

The heavens in heaven I will see!

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So I will spend a millennium trying to figure

But time is no factor at all!

With Jesus there to inspire and bless

His presence alone will enthrall!

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Ole’ Sam  06.03.10