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A MANGER FOR A BED . . . Dec.1997 Message
From Nazareth unto Bethlehem,
Went Joseph and Mary, both of them.
All went to be taxed, the decree,
Ev’ry on into his own city.
They were lowly peasants, with no fame,
And while they were there, Mary’s time came.
And there she brought forth her first born son,
No one had concern, no, not one!
A lowly manger was His first bed,
‘Twas no room at the inn to lay His head.
She wrapped her Son in swaddling clothes,
Laid Him in a manger, can you suppose?
Shepherds abode in the same country,
Keeping their flock from their enemy.
As they kept watch all thru’ the still night,
The angel of the lord came in great light.
Round ‘bout them shone the glory of the Lord,
They were sore afraid; as this they heard:
I bring tidings of great joy, do not fear,
The Saviour is born, and He is near.
They came with haste, and the babe they found,
He lay in a manger; so profound!
God, born as a Man, came to save the world,
God’s wisdom thru’ Christ is unfurled.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer June 27,1997 # 362
This shows the humble beginning of our Lord Jesus!
THE FOOT OF THE CROSS
We must start
at the foot of the Cross,
For our soul’s in danger, we’re
And when we kneel in that awesome place,
At that very moment, you’ll feel God’s
me tell you; you need to know,
There is Heaven; also Hell below!
Christ died on that Cross, to set you free,
From your vile sins, and Hell’s agony.
God’s enemy, without the Cross,
Reject Christ, and to God, you are dross.
To the prison of Hell, He will send,
Just Christ’s work on the Cross, makes
God hates those
who try to enter in
The gates of Heaven, still full of sin.
Only His Son, can take sin away,
Go to the foot of the Cross, this day.
God has provided
only ONE Way,
To enter Heaven’s wondrous array.
Accept what Jesus did for us all,
He paid our debt, so Hell won’t befall.
Go to the foot of the Cross this day,
His precious Blood washes sin away.
We each need to think more of His Cross,
Without our Saviour, we’re total loss.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Oct.7,1996 # 267
Scripture verses for above poem:
(Ro.5:1-2,8-10; Ro.8:6-9; Jam.4:4; Ep.2:15-16; Gal.6:14;
Phil.3:18; Col.1:20; Col.2:14; Pro.13:13; 1 Pet.1:18-19)
CLIMBING A SPIRITUAL MOUNTAIN
The first step we take is ‘humility’,
We must admit we need Christ; you and me!
“Blessed are they that mourn”; mourn for their sin,
We must repent, as our trek we begin!
Christ also tells us: “Blessed are the meek,”
His Spirit will grant us this ‘fruit’ we seek!
If we hunger and thirst for righteousness,
We shall be filled; for Christ does promise!
As we climb on, we should be merciful,
For we want God’s mercy to be bountiful.
Those “pure in heart” are washed in Christ’s Blood,
We’re made all new, by His crimson Flood!
We’re to be “peacemakers” in storms of life,
Being calm and serene, in ev’ry strife.
When folk persecute us, for righteousness,
We should be happy, for our God does bless!
God’s way of living, contradicts the world,
But He wants us to love, when hate’s unfurl’d.
We must live far diff’rent than those around,
If we want God’s vast blessings to abound!
By: Connie Kramer May 24, 1997 #339
(Mt.5:3-12; Gal.5:22-23; Tit.3:5; 1 P.2:9-10; Jn.15:3; 1 Jn.1:7; Ro.12:9-21)
AS YOU ARE
You need God,
this, He wants you to know,
He desires that your joy will o’er flow.
Turn to Him now, He’s not far away,
He waits to hear from you, this v’ry
Go to Him,
like a beggar so poor,
He wants you to call on Him, this is sure.
God asks only one thing; to believe,
Without faith, not one, will He receive.
Go to Him now,
with both hands empty,
God hates pride; go in humility.
The only thing full, should be your heart,
Full of remorse; then from sin, depart!
waiting this day, so patiently,
He does not want you as His enemy.
God wants you to come; just as you are,
‘Whosoever’ means you, from near
Young or old; in sickness or in health,
A poor lonely beggar, or man of wealth.
God offers salvation, thru’ His Son,
Believe and repent; Heav’n will be won!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Mar.24,1996 # 178
Scripture verses for above poem:
( Jn.15:11; Jn.6:24; Jn.3:15-18; Jn.4:14; Ac.10:43; Ac.3:19; Ac.17:27;
Ps.34:18; Ps.145:18; Jer.23:23; Heb.11:6; Lu.12:8)
Jesus did condescend for you and me,
Leaving His Home in Heav’n to set us free.
He came willingly to die on that Cross,
Bearing our sin, that we’d not be at loss.
Condescending, from “KING” to humble Man,
Voluntarily He came, to fill God’s plan.
He could have stayed in His Home of beauty,
But He came instead, in love, not duty.
He lowered Himself to our level,
So we could someday in His Home dwell.
Mocked and degraded; for us He died,
Only then, did God open Heav’n wide.
Do you condescend for any today?
Or just go about in your uppish way?
You must treat others, as you’d have them do,
We must be more like Christ; both me and you.
By: Connie Kramer Feb.10,1996 # 123
(Zec.9:9; Mt.11:29; 8:20; 20:28; 27:38; Is.ch.53;
Lu.2:7; 22:37; 2 Co.8:9; 1 Tim.3:15-16;
Jn.3:15-18; 6:38; 7:29; 8:42; 18:37)
The Lord Jesus humiliated Himself for us!
DYING ON THAT CROSS
He was betrayed by a ‘trusted’ friend,
He knew Judas would betray in the end.
False witnesses did rise up and accuse,
But He opened not His mouth to refuse.
He gave His back to that cruel scourge,
Unmerciful they were; without urge!
Pain and agony, beyond compare,
His bones did look upon Him and stare.
They plucked the hair from off His cheeks,
Mocked and insulted; but He was meek.
Made Him a ‘crown’ of sharpest thorns,
Crushed it on His Head to adorn.
As He trod Calvary’s road that day,
The jeering crowd barely gave Him way.
Such awful hate, made His heart to break,
Couldn’t they see, this was for their sake?
That relentless scourging, left Him so weak,
He’d lost much Blood, He could barely speak.
As He struggled to carry His ‘Cross’,
He ne’er did think, all this to be loss.
When He reached the top of Calv’ry’s hill,
That jeering throng, was with Him still!
They drove huge nails in His hands and feet,
Making so sure their job was complete.
He died on that Cross, to save your soul,
Most don’t think so, but He’s in control.
Only He can grant the ‘key’ to Heav’n’s gate,
trust and accept Him, ‘fore it’s too late.
By: Connie Kramer Feb.25,1996 # 150
(Ps.22; 69; Is.53)
He did NOT have to go through this. But He humbly submitted to all the horrors before and at the cross!
I love the Name of Jesus; Saviour and King,
Friend of the poor; Teacher of common things.
He came to live, and die; for the likes of me,
This ever humble Carpenter, from Galilee!
Jesus lived among common folk; was their Friend,
Just a humble Carpenter, finding things to mend.
Graciously healing; the poor, sick and blind,
To beggars and ailing ones, He always was kind!
I love the Name of Jesus; Man from Galilee,
This humble Carpenter, who walked upon the sea.
He had love and mercy for folks of that day,
But He has not changed! so I know He hears me pray!
The Lord of common folk; those on shabby streets,
Brings comfort to all the weary ones He meets!
To those who are feeble, be it their soul, or mind,
This humble Carpenter, will always be kind!
If you are a poor man, and have no fancy home,
Consider this Carpenter, with no home of His own!
He ‘knows’ common folks; this Man of Galilee,
I’ll love the Name of Jesus, for eternity!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Feb.5, 2000 # 633
Mat.4:23,25; 8:20; 8:24-32; 13:55; 14:22-23; 17:22; 19:1;
Mk.4:37, 43-44; 6:3, 45-52; Jn.7:1,9
The Lord Jesus was NOT a rich Man as some false doctrines teach!Matthew 8:20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. (KJV)
Humility is perfect quietness
Either in a crowd, or ‘lone, set apart.
It ne’er expects anything, trusts
And is at perfect rest when no one does
Does not e’er
wonder why bad things do come,
It knows with God, we have a blessed home.
It can go in, shut the door; kneel and pray,
And have perfect peace the rest of the day.
A vast deep
calm, perfect peace all the way,
When troubles or disappointments start the
At times I’m blamed or hated in life,
But God is on my side, I don’t have
being docile and meek,
Characteristics of Christ, that we should
We should submit to God’s wisdom and
When we do, He is there for us, any hour1
Humility is strength under control,
And for God’s children, it should be their goal!
Cast off pride, for it makes you God’s enemy,
Meekness makes you God’s friend, for eternity!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Jan.1,1996 #88-A
Scripture verses for above poem:
(Gal.5:22-23; Ep.4:1-2; Jam.1:21; Jam.3:17; Tit.3:2;
Col.1:11; 3:13; 1 Tim.3:3; 2 Tim.2:24)
Hypocrisy is evil that walks unseen,
Especially on Sunday; it so does preen.
Invisible to all, except God alone,
A sin not confessed, so God won’t atone.
Hypocrisy is good fruit, with worms inside,
Goodly words outside, but inside they deride.
Hypocrisy is like child’s play money,
All a pretense; they will never be free.
Christ tells us not to act as hypocrites do,
We should imitate Him, and always be true!
Act not like a saint while you’re in God’s house,
Then the rest of the time, let the devil arouse.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Jan.2,1996 # 90-A
( Mt.15:6-7; 23:13-15,23-33; 24:50-51; Lu.6:42; Pro.23:7; 26:24-26)
IN GOD’S EYES
The start of greatness is to be meek,
And in all things our God we should seek.
God uses the small in a large way,
The start of it all is to trust and obey.
To increase greatness we must be less,
Striving to serve Him, we will progress.
Christ’s sheep have two marks; the ears and feet,
They hear, they follow; ever so fleet.
Perfect greatness is to admit we’re nought,
With His precious Blood our souls He bought.
We’re nothing at all without the Lord,
He is much worthy to be adored.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer July 13,1997 # 370
Scripture verses for above poem:
(Pro.22:4; Ps.29:23; Is.57:15; Mt.18:4; Lu.14:10; Lu.18:14;
Mic.6:8; Ep.3:8; Ro.12:3; Jam.4:10; Phil.2:5)
This next poem was written after reading D.L.Moody’s words:
“The beginning of greatness is to be little,
The increase of greatness is to be less,
The perfection of greatness is to be nothing.”
JUST A NOBODY
To those who rule in power and might,
I’m just a nobody, in their sight.
No fame nor glory can they see,
For there’s none at all, in humble me.
To those who flourish in wealth untold,
I’m just a nobody, left in the cold.
They look at me in disgust and shame,
They are not interested in my name.
The rich and mighty have such great pride,
They want all nobodies just to hide.
I’m just a nobody in their eyes,
And the likes of me, they do despise.
Do any of these things bother me?
No, they don’t, I’m content, and happy!
For there is One with more power than these,
And they are all, His enemies.
I am not saddened by these things,
For I am gladly, a child of the King.
All God’s great riches, belong to me,
And I’ll live in Heav’n, for eternity.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Feb.19,1997 # 294
(Ps.41:1; 62:10; Pro.19:17; 28:20; 23:5; 27:24;
Mt.6:19-20; 19:23; 1 Tim.6:7; Jam.2:5; Pro.10:22;
Ro.8:17; Tit.3:7; Jn.1:12)
KNEEL AT HIS CROSS
In humility, at His cross I kneel,
The love flowing down, feels e’er so real.
Faith alone, led me to that awesome place,
Where there’s abundant compassion and grace.
It was at His cross, that I first could see,
The glorious Truth ‘bout eternity.
I had walked in darkness, e’er so long,
On that big broad road, with the devil’s throng.
I’m so glad I threw all my pride away,
And knelt at Your cross, that special day.
My life has changed, from darkness to light,
As I walk with You, in the pow’r of your might.
My ears were opened, as at Your cross I knelt,
I just can’t explain, how joyous I felt!
A brand new creation, You made of me,
You made me God’s child, for eternity.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Nov.12, 2002 # 920
Ps.34:2; 138:6; Pro.22:4; Eze.12:2; Mt.13:15; Ac.28:26;
Lu.14:11; Jn.1:5; 8:12; 1 Co.2:14; Ep.5:8; Col.1:13;
1 Thes.5:4-5; Jam.4:6,10; 1 Pet.2:9; Ro.6:4; 8:1; 13:13; Ga.5:16;
2Co.5:7; Ep.5:2; Col.1:10; 2:6; Phil.3:16; 1 John 1:7; 2 Cor. 5:17; John 1:12.
LESSON FROM THE BEATITUDES
November 2012 Monthly Message
We must cast off pride, for humility,
For Heav’n to be ours, for eternity.
We must really mourn, for all sin we do,
Or we won’t receive comfort, pure ad true.
A meek, quiet spirit, is of great price,
To God in Heav’n, and never a vice.
The meek one day will inherit the Earth,
So, meekness unto us, is of much worth.
If we hunger and thirst, for righteousness,
God will see we are filled; God will bless.
If we long to be just and good inside,
As our dear Saviour; we’ll be satisfied.
If we no mercy to our brothers show,
No mercy from our God, to us, will flow.
Our heart within us must be true and pure,
Or we’ll never see God; and that is sure.
We must not squabble, one with another,
Try to be at peace, with all our brothers.
Blissful Heav’n awaits all children of God,
That kingdom will be ours, for e’er to trod.
We’re truly blessed, when they persecute,
Any of God’s own, whom Christ did depute.
If they revile, or speak evil falsely,
We should rejoice, and be very happy!
These things of which Christ spoke; are hard to do,
But with the love of our Lord, they’ll ensue.
Trust and obey; always give Him first place,
And my friend, one day, you shall see His Face.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Oct.20,1996 # 270
(Mt.5:3-12; 1 P.3:4; Ro.12:18)
Lessons From Life . . . January 2014 Message
What have I learned, in my life on Earth?
My wisdom and strength, are of no worth.
I must be humble, I must be meek,
If the Lord’s guidance, I truly seek.
I must ne’er think, “I’ll do it on my own,”
If I e’er want, God’s will to be shown.
I must have faith, and trust Him each day,
And I must love Him, and Him obey.
The Lord many troubles, will permit,
But He’ll always help, by His Spirit.
His Promise “I will not leave or forsake,”
But a commitment to Him, first we must make.
Tho’ temptation and trials, oft are great,
Vast comfort from Him, won’t e’er be late.
His loving Presence, is e’er so near,
We must have faith, not worry or fear.
At times His will, we can’t comprehend,
But if we love and obey, He’s our Friend.
Lessons from life can sometimes be hard,
But from His Throne of grace, we’re ne’er barr’d.
If we are God’s child, and love Him true,
He will always be there, for me and you.
We must be humble, we must be meek,
If the Lord’s guidance, we truly seek.
Such a great comfort, to know He’s there,
So encouraging, to Know He cares.
No matter our trouble, no matter our pain,
Christ’s love, strength, wisdom and help, we can gain.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Feb.2, 2005 # 1040
Jam.4:7,10; Ps.32:8; Hab.2:4; Rom.1:17; Gal.3:11, Heb.13:5; 1 Jn.3:9;
Jn.1:12-13; 14:15,23; 15:13-15; 16:13; Luke 12:28; Ep.2:8; 2 Cor.1:3-4; 1 Pet.4:19; Mat.6:30; 8:10,26; 17:20; 21:21; 22:37.
Did you e’er think ‘bout a sheep, so lowly?
Which cannot from its enemy flee.
It can in no way itself defend,
It must have a ‘shepherd’ for to tend.
Sheep are a dirty, bedraggled lot,
Not very smart, they don’t give much thought.
Easily frightened, they run away
From the least little thing, night or day.
They wander as they graze; and get lost,
Don’t even think, their life it may cost.
Safe only, when they have a ‘shepherd’ true,
It really makes me think, of me and you!
We’re like a sheep; lowly, dirty too,
Don’t flee from trouble, not me nor you.
We’re not very smart; scare easily,
We need a ‘Shepherd’ to keep us free.
Defending ourselves cannot be done,
For our enemy, we can’t outrun!
We would not know where to find food and drink,
We need a ‘Shepherd’, or friend, we’ll sink!
We too wander; are lost and helpless,
We need a ‘Shepherd’ to keep us from darkness.
Safe only when we have a ‘Shepherd’ true,
So, like these sheep we are, me and you.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Feb.16,1996 # 132
(Ps.23; Is.40:11; Jn.10:1-18; Heb.13:20; 1 P.2:25; 5:4)
Living Like Jesus
I love Jesus, because He first loved me,
His love made possible, life eternally!
We’re not worthy, yet God will justify,
When we trust and believe, and on Christ rely!
We must have faith, and on Jesus rely,
We must never doubt, and never deny!
Doubt is like dirt in your eye, curbing sight,
Faith is walking with Jesus, in His Light!
Compassion for others, we all must show,
If compassion from God, we are to know!
Treat others, as you want them to treat you,
The Golden Rule: has it been obeyed by You?
Precious Lord Jesus, was lowly and meek,
This quality of Christ, we all should seek!
Pride is something, we should cast far away,
It will lead to a fall, some future day!
God, the Father, the Lord Jesus did obey,
In Jesus’ Eyes, there was no other way!
We too must obey, God’s most Holy Word,
Or Heaven will never, be our reward!
We must be contrite, and must hate all sin,
Or the gate of Hell, is all we shall win!
Christ was holy, harmless and undefiled,
We must imitate Him, to be God’s child!
Living like Jesus, impossible to do,
Alone we’ll fail, help we need, me and you!
God is good! He gives His Spirit to aid,
None of God’s TRUE children, need be afraid!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer June 5, 2011 #1304
1 John 4:10,19; Luke 7:47; John 3:16; 15:16; 2 Cor. 5:14-15; Gal. 5:22; Eph. 2:3-5; Titus 3:3-5; Rom.5:1; 4:5, 9, 4:18,24-25; 1:17; 3:22; 3:26-28; 3:30; 9:30; 10:10; Hab.2:4; John 3:16-18; 5:24; Acts 13:38-39; Gal.2:16; 3:11-14, 25; 5:4-6; Phil. 3:9; James 2:23-26; Ps.5:4; 147:11; 149:4; Heb.10:38; Zep.1:6; Mat.7:12; 22:39-40; Luke 6:31; Lev. 19:18; Isa.1:17-18; Jer. 7:5-6; Eze.18:7-8; 18:21; Amos 5:14-15; Mic.6:8; Zech. 7:7-10; 8:16-17; Mal. 3:5; Mark 12:29-34; Rom.13:8-10; Gal.5:13-14; 1 Tim. 1:5; James 2:10-13; Ps.45:4; Isa.53:7; Mat.11:29; 21:5; 2 Cor. 10:1; 1 Pet.2:21-23; Gal.5:22-23; Pro.16:18; John 4:34; 6:38; 8:55; 10:18; 14:31; 15:10; Rom. 5:19; 1 Cor.15:28; Heb.5:8; John 14:1-3,6; 1 Pet. 1:4; Rev. 21 & 22; 2 Cor.5:21; Heb.4:15; 7:26; 1 Jn.3:5; Ps.73:24; 16:7; 25:9; 32:8; 48:14; 143:8-10; Prov.3:5-6; 8:20; Isa.30:21; 48:17; 58:8; 58:11; Luke 11:13; John 16:13; Jam.1:5; Ps.49:15; 84:11; Luke 23:46; John 14:3; 17:5; 17:24; Acts 7:59; 2 Cor. 5:1; 1 Pet. 1:4-5
LORD, HELP ME
Lord, help me to live each and ev’ry day,
In a mild, gentle and compassionate way.
Let me think of the lost souls’ destiny,
When I kneel to pray, in humility.
Lord, help me in all the work that I do,
In sincerity and truth, let me serve You.
Let me consider my sisters and brothers,
When I approach You, let me think of others.
Lord, help my prideful self be crucified,
Let me repent of sins I’ve ever denied.
Let my thoughts, words and deeds always please You,
As I reflect on others, each day anew.
Lord, when my work on Earth comes to an end,
When to my Rest in Heav’n, I will ascend,
Let me cast any crowns I may have won,
At the precious Feet of Your Beloved Son.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Mar.12, 2000 # 663
The less I
pray, the harder things get,
Trials and troubles, always beset.
The more I pray, the better things are,
I need wisdom that comes from afar.
His best answers
come at His own pace,
We must be patient, and wait for His grace.
He alone knows what for us is best,
Sometimes He’ll say “No”
to our request.
are trials of faith,
Honor Him, with your every breath.
Confidence in Him should be steadfast,
Our faith should be strong, one that will
To be humble
means we can’t go alone,
We need His help, lest we stumble and groan.
Your faith is renewed when you pray,
So go to Him oft’ thru’ ev’ry
without heart; this God does hate,
Few words from the heart; will ne’er
When you pray, you grasp God’s willingness,
Prayer from the heart; He’ll always
God makes many promises; all so great,
All null and void, ‘less we grab them in faith.
They can come to life for me and you,
By trust, faith and prayer; always true.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Sept.17;1996 #261
Scripture verses for above poem:
(Ps.27:14; Ps.65:2; Ps.91:15; Jer.33’3; Is.58:9; Is.65:24 Ro.8:26-28;
Rev.5:8; Rev.8:3-4; Mt.6:33; Mt.7:7; Mt.26:41; Lu.18:1; Lu.21:36; Ep.6:18;
1 Thes.5:17; 1 Tim.2:8; Jam.1:5-6; Jam.4:2-3; Jam.5:13; Jn.15:7; Mk.11:24; 1 Jn.3:22; 2 Chron.7:14)
Removes sinful pride, which is faulty.
My conceited ego flies away,
Giving room for meekness; a better way!
releases joy untold,
Joy that’s there always, to have and
Joy unspeakable, and full of glory,
Now and for e’er, for eternity.
clears clutter from my mind,
Tensions are gone; worries are behind.
Calm and comfort, are freely given,
By our wondrous God high in Heaven.
casts out sin’s misery,
For when I repent, He forgives me.
When we confess our sins, one by one,
We’re cleansed by the Blood of God’s
makes me want just His will,
I want to please Him, and good instill.
When His Spirit fills me to the brim,
The things of the world, grow very dim.
Praising God is an honor to me,
For He has given me victory.
Eternal life in Heaven above,
Thanks be to our Saviour’s precious love.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Sept.18,1996 # 264
Scripture verses for above poem:
(Pro.22:4; Pr.29:23; Is.57:15; Mt.18:4; Jam.4:10; 2 Co.1:3; 2 Co.6:10; 1 Pet.1:8;
Mat.6:10; Ep.5:18-20; Ro.8:9; 14:17; Jn.3:15-18; Jn.17:13; 1 Jn.1:7-10; 1 Jn.4:13)
THIS HUMBLE CHILD
You, are as the largest elephant around,
I am as a bug, You could tramp into the ground.
I can offer You nothing, I’m nothing at all,
Yet when this humble child cries out, You answer my call.
Your awesome wisdom and strength, simply amaze me,
I’m simply a branch of the Vine, clinging to Thee.
My knowledge is meager, and as for pow’r, I’m weak,
But when this humble child falters, it’s You I seek.
You are as clean white linen, so pure and bright,
I’m as filthy rags, blacker that the blackest night.
None of my righteousnesses, could possibly please You,
This humble child must trust You, in all that I do.
You are holy and righteous, and always have been,
I’m evil from the day I was born, full of sin.
Desper’tly wicked, is my cold, stony heart,
This humble child needs help, from sin to depart.
You love us so Lord, as if Your love is on fire,
But with me, You are not always my first desire.
I know I should love You, with all my heart, soul and mind,
But this humble child blunders, as if I were blind.
Help me Lord, to be who You want me to be,
For I really do long, for life eternally.
Ceasing from sin is what I look forward to,
For this humble child, wants a Body like You.
Lord I look to the day, when I shall sin no more,
When I shall be with You, on Heav’n’s blissful shore.
I will then love You, with Your kind of love in that day,
Finally this humble child, will please You always.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Nov.6, 2005 # 1096
Scripture references: John 15:1-5; Col. 3:12; 1 Peter 5:5; Eph. 4:1-2; Mat.5:3;
Isa.64:6; Ps.58:3; Jer.17:9; Rom.3:10,23; 8:29; 1 Cor.15:44,49,53; John 14:1-3.
THE CHRIST OF CALV’RY’S ROAD? . . . April 2015 Message
Do you know the Christ of Calv’ry’s road?
The Christ that carried that heavy load?
Weary, stagg’ring; with head bowed low,
A Man acquainted with grief and sorrow.
Do you know the Christ of Calv’ry’s road?
The Christ that left His Heav’nly abode?
He condescended for you and me,
Paid our debt, and set our sinful soul free.
Do you know the Christ of Calv’ry’s road?
The Christ from whom that precious Blood flow’d?
He was despis’d; we esteem’d Him not,
Yet our very souls, this Christ, has bought.
Do you know the Christ of Calv’ry’s road?
He can help carry your greatest load.
Only this Christ can grant peace and rest,
Joy you will have; for you will be blest!
Do you know the Christ of Calv’ry’s way?
If not, He cries out, to you today!
This Christ can grant eternal life above,
Heav’n will be yours, by His wondrous love!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Oct.30,1997 # 419
(Ps.22:1-18; 69:4,7-9,20-21; Is.50:6; 52:13-14; Is.ch.53; Mt.7:13-14)
THE CROWN AND CROSS WERE HIS . . . Mar.2002, 2016 Message
They borrowed a manger, to use as a bed,
For the precious Babe Jesus, to lay His Head!
They borrowed a colt, for Christ Jesus to ride,
A colt on which no one, had e’er been astride!
Christ borrowed bread, high on the mountain side,
That the crowd’s hunger, might be satisfied!
He borrowed two little fish, from a young lad,
In all the people there, ‘twas all to be had.
Jesus borrowed a boat, in which He sat and taught,
For the great multitude, His vast wisdom sought!
He borrowed a friend’s house, that He might rest,
They lovingly obliged, to this most special Guest!
They borrowed a room, the Last Supper to eat,
An Upper Room, that was high up off the street.
From a very rich man, they borrowed a grave,
Jesus’ sepulcher was a small, lonely cave.
The crown of thorns they crushed, on His precious Head,
Was not a borrowed crown, but His own instead!
The crown of thorns He wore, was His very own,
That dreadful, horrendous crown; was His alone.
The cross that He carried, so very painfully,
Is the cross where He died, in great agony.
That old rugged cross He bore, was His very own,
The cross where He bled and died, was His alone.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Feb.6, 2000 # 635
THE CRUCIFIED . . . April 2006 Message
Our eyes need a beacon, our tired feet a guide,
There’s One who qualifies; that is the Crucified!
We hunt for a meaning to all life’s mystery,
There’s One who can help; as He whispers: “Follow Me.”
There’s One who can comfort, in our deepest pain,
‘Tis the One who died on the cross, that life we could attain!
There’s One who can make us, God the Father’s friend,
The Blood He shed on the cross, in God’s eyes makes amends!
Everyone needs a shoulder, on which they can cry,
A Place of comfort, to which we’ll never be denied!
There’s One available, whether it be day or night,
I can hear Him whisper: “I will make things bright!”
Our tired aching body, needs a place to rest,
There’s One who qualifies; He’s been thru’ ev’ry test!
He offers peace and joy; we will never be denied,
There’s One well equipped; it is Christ, the Crucified!
There will come a time, when we hear Christ call our name,
High in the clouds; this time glory, no more shame!
If we believe that on that cross, Christ for us died,
Our new bodies will be Heav’n bound, with the Crucified!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Feb.6, 2000 # 634
THE FATHER WAS WATCHING
Christ Jesus was poor, I say with no dread,
A manger’s hay, was a pillow for His Head.
Born in a cold barn, with cattle and sheep,
But the Father was watching, to safely keep.
The Father was watching Herod’s evil schemes,
He safely removed Jesus, from the scene.
Swiftly to Egypt, the fam’ly did flee,
To be kept from harm’s way, so carefully.
As the Boy grew, the Father was watching,
In each day, was God’s abundant blessings.
The Boy’s wisdom astounded the Pharisees,
This Child of knowledge and great mystery.
When John the Baptist, did baptize our Lord,
The Father was watching; spoke special words.
“I am well pleased, with my beloved Son,”
I’m sure those around were completely stunn’d.
The Father was watching in Christ’s ministry,
As He spoke of His true identity.
“He that sees me, has seen the Father too,”
Jesus was saying, He was God thru’ and thru’.
That night, in the Garden of Gethsemane,
The Father was watching, e’er so closely.
“Let this cup pass from Me, but Thy will be done,”
These tormenting words, from God’s own Son.
As they unmercifully scourged God’s dear Son,
Our Saviour’s agony had just begun.
He then hung on the cross, and died for me,
While the Father was watching excruciatingly.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Sept.7, 2001 # 816
(Luke 2:7; Mat.2: 13-15,19; Luke 2;46-47; Mat. 3:17;
John 14:9; Mt. 26:39; John 19:30)
THE SPECIAL MAN
Walking down a lonely, dusty street,
A Special Man, with sandals on His feet.
Love beamed from His glorious Face,
Love that came from His Heart, wondrous grace.
This Special Man; when He look’d at you,
Could see your very soul, thru’ and thru’.
What an Awesome Man, to know all things,
Knew your thoughts, ‘fore from your mouth they’d spring.
He was so loving, patient, and kind,
Took pity on the lame, sick and blind.
Such compassion; no one can compare,
He spread His great mercy, ev’ry where.
This Special Man, was meek and lowly,
His Face was filled with serenity.
Never a cross word did He e’er say,
For He came, His Father, to portray.
Never from Him a vile or vain word,
Serene, gentle, and mild, was our Lord.
The Words He spoke, made you stop and think,
Those Words were for God; a direct link.
This Special Man, with powers untold,
Can grant you access, to streets of gold.
He too, shall judge all the world one day,
So make the right choice; go the right way!
By: Connie Kramer Mar.24,1997 # 315
(Ps.45:2; Is.53:7,9; Ro.5:8; 8:35-39; Gal.2:20;
Jn.15:13; 8:46; 3:15-18,36; 5:24; 8:24; Mt.11:29; 28:18;
2 Co.10:1; 5:21; 1 P.1:19; 2:22-23; Heb.4:15; 7:26)
THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS
Joseph and Mary were nobodies, in that day,
Peasants from a nothing town, pretty far away.
Slowly, they made their way, to tiny Bethlehem,
God was setting the scene, and His plan included them!
The Baby Mary carried, was not a Caesar fraud,
Not a mortal ruler, who would CLAIM to be God.
But a far greater wonder; God became a Man,
What a wondrous event, and so hard to understand.
When they came to the inn; ‘twas no room to be had,
Just a crude stable, but they did not think it bad!
In this humiliation, the Son of God was born,
NOT a prince or king, but a pauper, forlorn.
We must ne’er forget, this is where it all began,
Christ comes to all those in need, this being God’s plan.
He is born in the hearts of those poor in spirit,
Another wondrous event; God and man are knit.
God’s angel told the shepherds of this special birth,
Shepherds were a lowly group; and not of much worth.
The angel said the ‘GOOD NEWS’ was for ALL people,
Christ was born to save us, and make our lives more full.
Christmas is not enough, just about His birth to HEAR,
We must THINK about the Christ, in much Godly fear!
It’s not enough to LOOK at all the manger scenes,
Then go about your business, like you’d not even seen!
Christmas may make you FEEL good; you love all the bells,
But unless Christ is ‘BORN IN YOU’ all roads lead to Hell!
He came into this world, for just one special aim,
That He be ‘born in you’ and for your soul to claim!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer #70 Dec.15,1995
My husband and I no longer celebrate "Christmas" as we once did. We now consider it a pagan holiday and want no part of it. If it
were a "Godly" holiday, a day where people praised and honored and glorified CHRIST . . . WHY would SO many heathens celebrate it? Christ was NOT born in December! We believe Jesus should be honored EVERY day, NOT just one day a year! See our article: http://www.hisservants.org/christmas_h_s.htm
THINGS JESUS DID NOT DO
Many ponder on things Jesus did do,
Wonderful! for He was love, thru’ and thru.
But many and great are the countless things,
Things He did not do, that to us blessings bring.
As He hung on the cross, many things He could have done,
For He had vast pow’r, He was God’s own Son!
But Jesus did not, His own will demand,
Instead committed His all, to His father’s Hand!
He did not defend Himself, when He was accused,
But kept His silence, as He was abused.
When He was reviled, He reviled not again,
It was as tho’ His heart smiled, thru’ all the pain.
He could have called down, angels to rescue,
But He thought only, of me and of you.
He bought our pardon, on Calvary’s cross,
As His life’s Blood flow’d, He did not count it loss.
He did not save Himself, but gave His life so free,
As a sweet smelling Sacrifice, for you and me.
He did not come down, but on the cross did stay,
He paid our penalty, God accepted His way.
Jesus gave His life, out of love so great,
He did not stop loving, never did hesitate.
He so loved all sinners, in this world so wide,
The Lamb of God went to the cross, and there He died.
Jesus could have done things much differently,
Angels could have removed, His agony.
Have you accepted what Jesus did for you?
Only by believing, can you have life anew.
By: His Servant, Connie Kramer May 14, 2003 # 944
Mat.26:39, 53; 27:12-14; Mk.15:31-32; Luke 23:43;
1 Pet.2:23; Heb.4:14-16; John 1:12-13; 3:15-18, 36; 14:2-6;
1 John 5:10-12
We are extremely blessed by the things Jesus did not do!
THOSE THREE DARK HOURS
When Jesus hung on that cross, without ev’n one friend,
Those three hours of darkness, I cannot comprehend!
‘Twas a private time, between the Father and Son,
When my sin debt was paid, and Christ’s battle was won!
There is NO way, I can comprehend Jesus’ love,
Coming to Earth to die, leaving Heaven above!
He left the comfort of Heav’n’s safety, to endure great agony,
For the likes of a nobody, like sinful me!
NO earthly mortal, this kind of love could possess,
We are filled way too much, with worldly wickedness.
We are blessed indeed, to access this kind of love,
In this evil, immoral world, of push and shove!
In those three hours of darkness, Christ took on my sins,
The devil was jubilant, he thought he would win!
But it was Christ Jesus, who had the victory,
In those three hours of darkness; that Godly mystery!
Jesus paid my full sin debt, in those dark three hours,
Ne’er did He doubt, fear, hesitate, waver or cower!
He tolerated all, that agony and pain,
Ne’er did He protest, object, grumble or complain.
The suffering that He endured, for you and for me,
Was love indescribable, that set our souls free!
Jesus’ love surpasses all, that we could ever know,
We’re privileged indeed, that on us His love does flow!
Have you e’er considered, those three hours of darkness?
When our precious Saviour, brought us such great success?
Have you thanked Him, for providing the only Way,
That we might access, Heav’n’s glorious beauty one day?
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Oct.5, 2014 #1359
All forsook Him: (Mat.26:31,54-56; Mk.14:27,50-52; Jn.16:32; 18:8-9; 2 Tim.4:16; Ps.38:11) Darkness: (Mat.27:45; Mk.15:25,33-34; Lk.23:44-45) Love of Christ. (Mk.10:21; Jn.10:11; 11:3; 13:1,34; 14:6,21; 15:9,13; 19:26; 20:2; Rom.5:7; 8:35-38; 2 Cor. 5:14; Gal.2:20; Eph.3:19; 5:2,25; 1 Tim.1:14; 1 Jn.3:16) Battle between Christ and Satan: Gen.3:15; The devil’s seed: (Mat.3:7, 12:34; 23:33; Jn.8:44; Acts 13:10; 1 Jn.3:8,10). Her seed: Ps.132:11; Isa.7:14; Jer.31:22; Mic.5:3; Mat.1:23,25; Lk.1:32-35,76; Gal.4:4). Gift Of God: (Mat.7:11; Jn.4:10; 6:32; Acts 8:20; 15:11; Rom.5:15,18; 6:23; 8:32; 11:29; 1 Cor.7:7; 2 Cor.9:15; Eph.2:8; 2 Tim.1:6; 1 Jn.4:9; 5:11)
That this general darkness was totally supernatural is evident that it happened at the Passover, which was celebrated ONLY at the full moon, a time in which it was impossible for the sun to be eclipsed, natural eclipses happening only at the time of the new moon.
On Calvary’s hill, three horrid crosses stand,
Three men hang there, nail’d in their feet and hands.
The piercing of the nails, impels them to cry,
Three on crosses hang, silhouettes against the sky.
The ONE in the midst, spoke words brief and few,
“Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.”
Words from parched lips, from ONE who truly cares,
Interceding for His enemies, in this short prayer!
On either side of Christ, were two common thieves,
The one would soon obtain, an eternal reprieve.
“Remember me, O Lord,” repently he cries,
“Today thou shalt be with Me in Paradise.”
John stood with His mother, her comfort to seek,
This beloved disciple, then heard Jesus speak:
“Behold, thy mother; woman, behold thy son,”
These tender words from their greatly loved ONE.
As Christ hung dying in anguish, sad and alone,
This ONE with the purest heart, this world has e’er known.
A woeful utterance bursts forth; heart-felt agony,
“My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?”
“I thirst;” His thirst was almost more than He could bear,
But vinegar was all that was offered there.
But the breaking Heart, of the Saviour of man,
Would not retreat, from God’s redemption Plan!
“It is finished,” His Work on the Cross was done,
This humble Man, who was truly God’s own Son!
“Father, into Thy Hands,” our precious Saviour cries,
“I commend My Spirit;” and then so bravely dies!
But is He dead? Nay! Our Lord Jesus did arise!
O that we would shout it to the highest skies!
Nothing could hold Him, behind His tomb’s dark door,
He lives! He lives! And He will live for ever more!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Apr. 20, 2000 # 685
Our Lord spoke seven memorable words from the cross: (1) Luke 23:34; (2) Luke 23:43; (3) John 19:26; (4) Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34; (5) John 19:28; (6) John 19:30;
(7) Luke 23:46.
Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.
Luke 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
Luke 23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
John 19:26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!
John 19:27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
John 19:28-30 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.  Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.  When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
Mat. 27:27-54; Mk.15:22-34; Luke 23:32-46; John 19:14-42
Micah 5:2; Isaiah 7:14; 9:1,2; 50: 5-7; 52:13-15; ch.53; Hos. 11:1;
Ps. 2:2; 41:9; ch.22 & 69;
TO EARTH, GOD CAME
Born of a virgin, to Earth He came,
Own Son of God, Jesus is His Name.
Suff’ring on the cross, pain and agony,
To remove God’s wrath, from you and me.
He died on that cross, yet our Lord lives!
In His love and mercy, He forgives.
When we turn to Christ, our lives do change,
Motives and attitudes, He’ll rearrange,
To be God’s child, believe on Christ’s Name,
With God as your Father, ‘tis such great gain.
All sins of the past, are cast aside,
And the Holy Spirit, will reside.
We are granted, Jesus’ righteousness,
It replaces, all our wickedness.
We are no longer, God’s enemy,
We’re now His child, for eternity.
He willingly left, the glory of Heav’n,
To accept the task, His Father had giv’n.
To Earth He came, tho’ He knew He’d die,
On our Saviour, God’s Son, let us rely.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer July 5,2004 # 1022
He willingly left, the glory of Heaven, to die on the cross for us!
why can’t I be more like you?
Why do I do the awful things I do?
I want to be kind and loving, yet I sin,
The old sinful nature just seems to win.
the harsh angry words I say,
Why can’t I your loving nature display?
My ready tongue is my worst enemy,
I ask your forgiveness and mercy.
Lord, let me
pattern my life after you,
Help me to live life with your virtues.
Help me to do things in a better way,
Help me dear Lord, to trust and obey.
I do many things
to hurt those around,
Evil deeds and words from me do abound.
When I hurt them, I hurt You, I know,
Please forgive me and your mercy show.
Lord, let your Spirit direct and guide,
Let me be humble, take away my pride.
Lord, let me be like you want me to be,
Lord Jesus, let me live more righteously.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer July 25,1997 # 375
Scripture verses for above poem:
(Gen.3:10; Ezra 9:6; Ps.44:15; Mt..26:75; Mt.27:3;
2 Sam..12:13; Lu.5:8; Ac.9:4-5; Ro.7:14-25)
Bible, God's Holy Word
Born Again, Justified, Salvation
Christ, Our Saviour and Lord
Cross of Christ
False Doctrine, False Teachers
Fear of God, Reverence, Respect
God's Holy Wrath
Guidance and Direction
Knowledge and Wisdom
Journey in this Life
Our Amazing God
Pain and Suffering
Poems about Me
Satan, the Devil
Sin and Judgment
Think about These Things
Walking With Jesus
We Need God
Wonders of Jesus
Worldly Riches, Wealth