The Lord observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil. So the Lord was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke his heart.
(Genesis 6:5-6; NLT)
To see our bitter hatred,
Sad he made us all
To see our wilful blindness,
The Lord must wait for you to come to him
so he can show you his love and compassion.
The one sitting on the throne said,
“Look, I am making everything new!”
(Revelation 21:5; NLT).
1. One day,
You will give me a new body.
Then, at last,
I’ll walk, and dance, and run.
2. One day,
You will give me a new mind, Lord.
Then, at last,
I’ll grasp all you have done.
3. One day,
You will give me a new spirit.
Then, at last,
I’ll never fear again.
4. One day,
You will give me a new heart, Lord.
Then, at last,
I’ll weep with joy: Amen!
Let God transform you into a new person
(Romans 12:2; NLT).
1. Our bodies are buried in brokenness, but they will be raised in glory. They are buried in weakness, but they will be raised in strength. They are buried as natural human bodies, but they will be raised as spiritual bodies (1 Corinthians 15:43-4; NLT).
Our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies (1 Corinthians 15:53; NLT).
Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40:31; NIV).
2. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5; NKJV).
We have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16; NLT).
I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have the power together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:18-19; NIV).
3. I will […] put a new spirit in you (Ezekiel 36:26; NIV).
At last your troubles will be over, and you will never again fear disaster (Zephaniah 3:15; NLT).
They will eat and sleep in safety, and no one will make them afraid (Zephaniah 3:13; NLT).
4. I will give you a new heart (Ezekiel 36:26; NIV).
Tears of joy will stream down their faces (Jeremiah 31:9; NLT).
Beginning with Moses and all the Prophets,
he [Jesus] explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures
concerning himself (Luke 24:27; NIV).
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end
(Revelation 21:6; NET).
1. I wish I could walk with you, Lord,
In the cool evening breeze,
2. Then talk with you over a meal,
As we sit at our ease.
3. I wish I could follow your passion,
And stay, Lord, to weep,
4. Then cling to your cold, lifeless hands, Lord,
And kiss your poor feet.
5. I wish I could meet you, then watch
As you break bread, and share,
6. Then gaze on your face, Lord, astonished,
And join you in prayer.
7. I wish I could see your ascension,
And hail your return,
8. Then witness your Kingdom on earth –
But, instead, I must yearn.
1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God(John 1:1; NIV).
When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking about in the garden (Genesis 3:8; NLT).
2. One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to have dinner with him, so Jesus went to his home and sat down to eat (Luke 7:36; NLT).
3. As they led Jesus away, a man named Simon, who was from Cyrene, happened to be coming in from the countryside. The soldiers seized him and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. A large crowd trailed behind, including many grief-stricken women (Luke 23:26; NLT).
Jesus’ friends, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching (Luke 23:49; NLT).
4. He took the body down from the cross and wrapped it in a long sheet of linen cloth and laid it in a new tomb that had been carved out of rock […] As his body was taken away, the women of Galilee followed and saw the tomb where his body was placed (Luke 23:53,55; NLT).
5. By this time they were nearing Emmaus and the end of their journey. Jesus acted as if he were going on, but they begged him, “Stay the night with us, since it is getting late.” So he went home with them. As they sat down to eat, he took the bread and blessed it. Then he broke it and gave it to them…
6. …Suddenly, their eyes were opened, and they recognised him (Luke 24:28-31; NLT).
7. When the Lord Jesus had finished talking with them, he was taken up into heaven and sat down in the place of honour at God’s right hand (Mark 16:19; NLT).
You, too, must keep watch! For you do not know the day or hour of my return (Matthew 25:13; NLT).
8. Just as my Father has granted me a Kingdom, I now grant you the right to eat and drink at my table in my Kingdom (Luke 22:29-30; NLT).
Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens, “It has come at last – salvation and power and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ” (Revelation 12:10; NLT).
I yearn for the Lord, more than watchmen do for the morning (Psalm 130:6; NET).