Hebrews 12:2

Looking unto Jesus,
the Author and
Finisher of our faith...

Chippewa Falls, WI


You have it written on every coin you keep in your pocket. It is inscribed on every dollar you have in your wallet. What does it mean to "trust in God" and why has such a statement held so much value for such a long time?

Trust is a very difficult thing sometimes. Some have people they can trust most of the time, and some don't. However, any human we put full trust in lets us down at some point. When things like this happen it makes it more difficult to trust them or others in the future. The problem with puting our full trust in other men (whether they be, political leaders, kings, religious leaders, or any other person who may seem trustworthy, is that people are not without thier problems and failures (Proverbs 14:12). Centuries of improved technology where the newest, latest and greatest thing is always being advertised, and yet the world still seems to have problems. Why? Romans 3:23 tells us it is because of our sin. When we make wrong choices in life, consequences come.

Romans 6 tells us that all men have a master. They have someone or something that they commit their lives to and work towards. They dedicate thier time and energy towards that which they love. In Romans chapter 6, we see that men are either a slave to God, or a slave to sin. The difference is that God gives men the choice whether to choose to surrender thier lives to Him, or to choose sin. However, when sin gets hold of someone, it is like they are stuck in it, just as someone gets stuck in quicksand. It just never satisfies and keeps demanding more and more of the sinner, forcing him or her to sink deeper and deeper, until it's too late. How can we excape if we neglect His great salvation, to be free from sin?

Galations 5:1 "Stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free and be not entangled again with a yoke of bondage."

The following song reflects the value of our free country as signified by the statue of liberty. It also shows however, that the greater liberty is in Christ who alone can free us from the sin which so easily enslaves us!

In New York Harbor stands a lady with a torch raised to the sky
And all who see her knows she stands for liberty for you and me!
I'm so proud to be called an American
To be named with the brave and the free!
I will honor the flag and our trust in God
And the statue of liberty

On lonely Golgotha stood a cross, with our Lord raised the sky
And all who kneel there live forever, as all the saved can testify!
I'm so proud to be called a Christian,
To be named with the ransomed and whole
As the statue liberates the citizen,
So the cross liberates the soul!
Oh the cross is my statue of liberty!
It was there that my soul was set free
Unashamed I'll now proclaim that old rugged cross
Is my statue of liberty, my liberty!

(See Romans 8:21) The following song was written many years ago to describe to the sinner, who is enslaved and diseased by the deadly disease of sin and the free gift of cleansing that Jesus Christ offered when He died on the cross to bring salvation full and free from God.

HARK! Sinner Hark! We have tidings so true,
Tidings of pardon and blessing for you.
God, in His Word, says that Christ on the tree,
Died for guilty sinners and salvation is free!

Guilty you are, yet you know very well,
Jesus has suffered to save you from hell.
Though now condemned justified you may be,
Jesus paid the ransom and salvation is free!

Trust not in "doing" it cannot avail.
Good resloutions, and works, can but fail.
Grace, grace alone is the saved sinners plea.
"Not of works" the scriptures say, salvation is free!

Trust not in feelings your heart is depraved.
Trust only Jesus who now lives to save!
Tears of repentance though real they may be,
Ne're can purchase heaven for salvation is free!

Hear the news sinner, free free free!
Why not believe it? Tis' good news for thee!
Jesus the just One has died on the tree,
Died for guilty sinners and salvation is free!