Category Archives: Rocks

The Rock Won’t Move!!

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Jesus, You’re The Rock Of Our Salvation!!

God never moves, He never lets go, and His love never fails.

Even in the tempest, I can sing.

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-Tyler Miller-

Vertical Church Band

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“The simple idea for the chorus of this song, funny enough,

came from when I was on a jog,

and a lot of times I’ll write songs when I run.

I was running on a path where there are some big rocks.

Every time I run down that path, those rocks are there.

There was the weird contrast in my mind and heart

that my mind and my heart are ever-changing and ever-moving,

and there’s this place I come back to where things are always the same.

These rocks are always there.

It popped into my mind that the Rock won’t move.

At that point, I thought of our ultimate Rock,

and that’s Christ.

In the ever changing nature on planet earth,

to know that there’s a firm foundation underneath us,

a God that never changes

and a story of redemption and a salvation that never changes.

I knew right then that I had to put that into a song.”

When the ground beneath my feet gives way
And I hear the sound of crashing waves
All my world is washing out to sea
I’m hidden safe in the
God Who never moves
Holding fast to the promise of the Truth
That You are holding tighter still to me

The Rock won’t move and His word is strong
The Rock won’t move and His love can’t be undone
The Rock won’t move and His word is strong
The Rock won’t move and His love can’t be undone
The Rock of our Salvation

My hope is in the promise of Your blood
My support within the raging flood
Even in the tempest, I can sing
I’m hidden safe in the God Who never moves
Holding fast to the promise of Your Truth
That You are holding tighter still to me

Woah, woah, woah…
The Rock of our Salvation

On Christ the Solid Rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
The Rock won’t move, the Rock won’t move
When darkness seems to hide His face
I rest in His unchanging Grace
The Rock won’t move, the Rock won’t move

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1 Corinthians 10:4

“For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them,

and that Rock was Christ.”

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Matthew 7:24-27

“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine,

and does them,

I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:

and the rain descended,

the floods came,

and the winds blew

and beat on that house;

and it did not fall,

for it was founded on the rock.

But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine,

and does not do them,

will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand:

and the rain descended, the floods came,

and the winds blew and beat on that house;

and it fell.

And great was its fall.”

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Tyler Miller, continues, Our salvation rests upon His eternally unchanging substitution in our place,

which is the Rock of our Salvation.

It’s the Cross,

and the nature of God that can’t change.

There’s a line in the song that says,

‘I’m holding fast to the promise of the Truth

that You are holding tighter still to me.’

If my hope resides in me,

I’m hopeless,

but my hope resides in God

who doesn’t change.

He’s a covenant keeping God

and He’s chosen to give His love to me,

and that’s a Rock that I can go to always.

No matter what emotional state I’m in,

and no matter the type of day I’m having,

the Rock doesn’t change.

Ultimately, it is a song of hope for the Church.

Everything we do and everything we have

needs to come from the place of who we are in Jesus.”

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Proverbs 18:10

“The Name of the Lord is a strong tower;

the righteous run to it and are safe.”

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Tyler says,

“There’s safety and security in the knowledge of our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus.

There’s only one Name under Heaven by which we can be saved:

Jesus. 

Trusting completely in the Lord’s Grace for liberty from sin and self-reliance.

 ‘The Rock won’t move and His Word is strong / The Rock won’t move and His love can’t be undone / The Rock won’t move and His Word is strong, / The Rock won’t move and His love can’t be undone…’

The Rock of our Salvation.

On Christ the solid Rock I stand,

all other ground is sinking sand.

‘The Rock won’t move, no, the Rock won’t move!’

That’s a wonderful Truth that all followers of Jesus can adopt as their anthem of faith.

There are over 120 passages that reference the rock throughout Scripture.

Our Firm Foundation, Christ the Solid Rock,

is the only ground where we can stand that won’t move

or, let us down.

That’s something worth singing about.” 

Amen!!!

Every Little Thing You Do…

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Really Does Matter To God!!

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1 Corinthians 10:31

“So whether you eat or drink

or whatever you do,

do it all for the glory of God.”

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1Peter 4:10

“Each of you

should use whatever gift you have received

to serve others,

as faithful stewards

of God’s grace in its various forms.”

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Colossians 3:17

“And whatever you do,

whether in word or deed,

do it all in the Name of the Lord Jesus,

giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

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Ephesians 2:10

“For we are God’s handiwork,

created in Christ Jesus

to do good works,

which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

You’re picking up toys on the living room floor
for the 15th time today
Matching up socks and sweeping up lost
Cheerios that got away
You put a baby on your hip and color on your lips
and head out the door
And while I may not know you I bet I know you
Wonder sometimes does it matter at all
Well let me remind you it all matters just as long as you

Do everything you do to the glory of the One who made you
‘Cause He made you to do
Every little thing that you do to bring a smile to His face
And tell the story of Grace
With every move that you make
And every little thing you do

Maybe you’re that guy with the suit and tie
Maybe your shirt says your name
You may be hooking up mergers, cooking up burgers
But at the end of the day

Little stuff, big stuff, in between stuff
God sees it all the same
And while I may not know you I bet I know you
Wonder sometimes does it matter at all
Well let me remind you it all matters just as long as you do

Everything you do to the glory of the One who made you
‘Cause He made you
To do every little thing that you do to bring a smile to His face
And tell the story of Grace with every move that you make
And every little thing that you do

Well, maybe you’re sitting in math class
Maybe on a mission in the Congo
Maybe you’re working at the office
Singing along with the radio
Maybe you’re dining at a five star
Or feeding orphans in Myanmar
Anywhere and everywhere you are
Whatever you do it all matters
So do what you do and don’t ever forget to do

Everything you do to the glory of the One who made you
‘Cause He made you to do
Every little thing that you do to bring a smile to His face
And tell the story of Grace as you do
Everything you do to the glory of the One who made you
‘Cause He made you to do
Every little thing that you do to bring a smile to His face
And tell the story of Grace with every move that you make
And every little thing that you do
Every little thing you do

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This includes every Mom– smiling while wiping off the highchair, and the floor around it, yet AGAIN!!

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This includes every Teacher-cheerfully, reminding kids ONCE AGAIN to be kind to each other!

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This includes every Dad-happily playing with the kids, even AFTER a tough day at work!

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This includes every Waiter/Waitress/Salesperson/Cashier-being patient EVERY DAY with difficult customers!

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This includes every Student-Doing well in school, even when they’d rather be ANYWHERE else!

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This includes-WHOEVER YOU ARE

 And WHATEVER YOU DO

For the GOD WHO MADE YOU!

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This Includes YOU!

And EVERY LITTLE THING YOU DO

For THE GLORY OF GOD!! 

Amen!

Jesus, You’re My BFF! My Best Friend…Forever!!

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James 2:23

“And the scripture was fulfilled that says,

‘Abraham believed God,

and it was credited to him as righteousness,

and he was called God’s friend.”

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John 15:14

“You are my friends

if you do what I command.”

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John 15:15

“I no longer call you servants,

because a servant does not know his master’s business.

Instead, I have called you friends,

for everything that I learned from My Father

I have made known to you.”

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This song is a Kids Church favorite!!!!!

Have you heard of the one called Savior?

Have you heard of His perfect love?

Have you heard of the One in Heaven?

Have you heard how He gave His Son?

‘Cause I found this Love!

I believe in the Son!

Show me Your way!

I believe in the One called Savior!

I believe He’s the Risen One!

I believe I’ll live forever!

I believe that my King will come!

‘Cause I found this Love!

I believe in the Son!

Show me Your way!

Jesus!

You are my best friend!

And you will always be!

And nothing will ever change that!

Nothing will ever change that!!

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Proverbs 18:24

“One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin,   

but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

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John 15:13

“Greater love has no one than this:

to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

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Hebrews 13:5

“…God has said,

‘Never will I leave you;   

never will I forsake you.’”

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Have you heard???

Have you found???

Do you believe???

Have you met my best friend???

Jesus!

Forever!

Nothing will ever change that!

Amen!

Savior Of The World!

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My Savior!

Your Savior!

The Savior of The World!

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John 1:28-29

This all happened at Bethany

on the other side of the Jordan,

where John was baptizing.

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him

and said,

‘Look, the Lamb of God,

who takes away the sin of the world!'”

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John 3:16-17

“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.”

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2 Corinthians 5:15

“And He died for all,

that those who live

should no longer live for themselves

but for Him who died for them

and was raised again.”

Walked dirty streets…

Not famous…

“Come”

They came…

Ordinary face…

But different…

Leads

All say…

There He goes…

Hero…

Savior to the world!

Scars in His hands…

Gave His life… 

We’re free!

The Savior of the world!

Authority…

Walked on water…

Spoke and calmed the storm…

Touch heals…

Called hypocrite…

Dead behind the stone…

Left curtain torn…

There He goes…,

Hero…

Savior to the world!

Chose the cross…

For the lost, broken, and needy

Forgiving all!

Angel said, “Have no fear…

He’s not here!”

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Isaiah 53

“Who has believed our message   

and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

He grew up before Him like a tender shoot,   

and like a root out of dry ground.

He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to Him,   

nothing in His appearance that we should desire Him.

He was despised and rejected by mankind,   

a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.

Like one from whom people hide their faces   

He was despised, and we held Him in low esteem.

Surely He took up our pain   

and bore our suffering,

yet we considered Him punished by God,   

stricken by Him, and afflicted.

But He was pierced for our transgressions,   

He was crushed for our iniquities;

the punishment that brought us peace was on Him,   

and by His wounds we are healed.

We all, like sheep, have gone astray,   

each of us has turned to our own way;

and the Lord has laid on Him   

the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed and afflicted,   

yet He did not open His mouth;

He was led like a lamb to the slaughter,   

and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,  

so He did not open His mouth.

By oppression and judgment He was taken away.   

Yet who of His generation protested?

For He was cut off from the land of the living;   

for the transgression of my people He was punished.

He was assigned a grave with the wicked,   

and with the rich in His death,

though He had done no violence,   

nor was any deceit in His mouth.

Yet it was the Lord’s Will to crush Him and cause Him to suffer,   

and though the Lord makes His life an offering for sin,

He will see His offspring and prolong His days,   

and the Will of the Lord will prosper in His hand.

After He has suffered,   

He will see the light of life and be satisfied;

by His knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,   

and He will bear their iniquities.

Therefore I will give Him a portion among the great,   

and He will divide the spoils with the strong,

because He poured out His life unto death,   

and was numbered with the transgressors.

For He bore the sin of many,   

and made intercession for the transgressors.”

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Matthew 1:21

“She will give birth to a son,

and you are to give Him the Name Jesus,

because He will save His people from their sins.”

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Acts 4:12

“Salvation is found in no one else,

for there is no other Name under Heaven

given to mankind

by which we must be saved.”

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What a Savior!!

There He goes..

Grab hold!

He’s your Savior, too!!

Amen!!

“Some Fell On Rocky Places…”

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(All the photos on this post were taken by my sister, Tina!)

Matthew 13:5-6

Some (seed) fell on rocky places,

where it did not have much soil.

It sprang up quickly,

because the soil was shallow.

But when the sun came up,

the plants were scorched,

and they withered because they had no root.”

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 Matthew 13:13-17

Though seeing, they do not see;   

though hearing,

they do not hear or understand.

In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah:

‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding;   

you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.

For this people’s heart has become calloused;   

they hardly hear with their ears,   

and they have closed their eyes.

Otherwise they might see with their eyes,   

hear with their ears,   

understand with their hearts

and turn,

and I would heal them.’

But blessed are your eyes because they see,

and your ears because they hear.

For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people

longed to see what you see

but did not see it,

and to hear what you hear

but did not hear it.”

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Matthew 13:18-23

“Listen then to what the parable of the sower means:

When anyone hears the message about the Kingdom

and does not understand it,

the evil one comes and snatches away what

was sown in their heart.

This is the seed sown along the path.

The seed falling on rocky ground

refers to someone who hears the Word

and at once receives it with joy.

But since they have no root,

they last only a short time.

When trouble or persecution

comes because of the Word,

they quickly fall away.

The seed falling among the thorns

refers to someone who hears the Word,

but the worries of this life

and the deceitfulness of wealth

choke the Word,

making it unfruitful.

But the seed falling on good soil

refers to someone who hears the Word

and understands it.

This is the one who produces a crop,

yielding a hundred,

sixty 

or thirty times what was sown.”

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Don’t let your heart become calloused!

Open your eyes to

See...

Open your ears to…

Hear the Word

Open your heart to…

Understand the Word

Turn to the Lord…

He will Heal…

So you can be Fruitful

and…

Produce a Crop!!

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Amen!

Invest In Your Future!

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“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’

declares the Lord,

‘plans to prosper you

and not to harm you,

plans to give you hope

and a future.

Then you will call on Me

and come and pray to Me,

and I will listen to you.

You will seek Me

and find Me

when you seek Me

with all your heart.'”

Jeremiah 29:11-13

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This is my son’s favorite verse!

Mine. too!

Along with…

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“Call to Me

and I will answer you

and tell you great

and unsearchable things

you do not know.”

Jeremiah 33:3

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“…and call on Me in the day of trouble;

I will deliver you,

and you will honor Me.”

Psalm 50:15

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God’s plan is to…

Prosper you…

Not harm you…

Give you Hope…

And a Future…

Call on Him…

Come to Him…

Pray to Him…

He will listen to YOU!!!

Seek Him…

Find Him…

With all your heart!!

Call to Him…

He will answer YOU!!

And tell you great and unsearchable things…

You don’t know!!

Call on Him in your times of trouble…

He will deliver you…

And you will honor Him!!

Amen!

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You have now invested wisely in your future!!

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Praise God!!

My Simple Everyday Prayer…

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Here’s a definition of my recent days…

Pulled in a thousand different ways…

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At a loss for words to explain…

The need to relax, and rest my brain!

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Lord, I come to You for peace…

Make all my cares, and worries cease…

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So many opportunities abound…

To share Your Love all around!

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Help me know which ones to choose…

(Please make them my passions, desires, talents, and gifts)

Not just my obligations, or “have-to’s!”

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Help me stand strong, and not spread my life too thin…

With commitments, and busyness where I can’t win…

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Help me to see that You’re in control…

When tempests come, and friends cajole!

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To trust Your Word, and Your Voice…

To find the path where I can truly rejoice!!

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Where do you want me five years from now?

What will I do to get there, and how?

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Help me fulfill Your plan for me…

No matter what obstacles I see!

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To be in Your Image I must not fret…

You have never, ever failed me yet!!

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Thank you, Lord!

I feel better already!!

Amen!