Friday, March 18, 2011

"That's My King", S.M. Lockridge

Today I am not going to post a praise chorus or a hymn, but a rousing, absolutely fabulous list of attributes to exalt the Lord God!

If you're not already familiar with S.M.Lockridge's "That's My King!" - then you should be! He speaks for six minutes about Jesus, and it's impossible not to listen without being touched by the wonder of our Lord.

S. M. Lockridge (born Shadrach Meshach Lockridge, 1913-2000) was the Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, a prominent African-American congregation located in San Diego, California, from 1953 to 1993.

Dr. Lockridge, a retired Baptist pastor was spotted in the audience at the beginning of a Baptist convention. The organizer of the convention asked him to come up to the stage, and open in prayer.

What followed was a stunning description of what God means to Dr. Lockridge...

Supporting Scriptures:
"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands."
Psalm 19:1

"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." John 3:16

"For you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods." Psalm 97: 9

"For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods."
Psalm 96: 4

"Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you toward repentance?" Romans 2: 4

"For we do not have a high priest [Jesus]who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin." Hebrews 4: 15

"When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he [Jesus] drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:

“He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases.” Matthew 8: 16-17

"That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10: 9-13

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