I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY

I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY

I love to tell the story…
The story of how Jesus takes broken dreams
and makes a new and different dream

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I love to tell the story…
The story of how Jesus recaptures hope after all is lost and destroyed

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I love to tell the story…
The story of how Jesus won every battle against evil,
and because He won, we win.

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I love to tell the story…
The story of His love for you and me.

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I climbed a mountain of self-seeking;
He climbed a hill of self-sacrifice.

I climbed to reach the top of a mountain
called esteem by good works;
He laid down all his royalty and climbed
to the top of a hill called Calvary.

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Trust betrayed;
…kissed by a friend, incarcerated by soldiers of an angry mob.

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She peers out the window of the factory for the aged,
the hallways of fate bringing no familiar face, no comforting voice;
“…and they all forsook Him and fled.”¹

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The child cowers in fear, dreading the approach of an angry parent;
…thirty-nine lashes.

 jesuswhipped

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Mistaken identity…the prisoner’s mind screams in desperate,
silent rage as he cradles his forehead in sweaty palms;
a thorn pierced brow.

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 Stolen virginity;
“…My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?²

jesusforsaken

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 Love freely given, evil returned;
…from the brutal thrust of a deadly weapon aimed at the heart,
blood and water flowed out.
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jesusspeared

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But you don’t know what I’ve done!!
“… go your way, tell his disciples AND Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. 4

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I love to tell the story of Jesus and His love.

¹ Mark 14:50
² Matt. 27:46
³ John 19:34
4 Mark 16:7

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