Man Of Sorrows

Man of Sorrows

Inspired Breaking of Bread Service June 11, 2017


Creator of the world where the world knew him not

Man of Sorrows, the reputation, He got

Came from heaven surrounded by glory

The ignorance of the world tells a different story


He was hated and despised without cause

Man of Sorrows, to ponder and pause

The insensitivity of the world where jealousy is strong

Man of Sorrows, His name is long


Injustice and selfishness are separate from God

Man of Sorrows, his example to applaud

To walk His way, salvation all worthwhile

Man of Sorrows, upright with a smile


Follow His lead to our gain

Man of Sorrows, such a name

Creator of the world where the world knew him not

That is the circumstances for the reputation He got


Week of Ministry in Review

Week of Ministry in Review
June 15, 2013
By David Smith Inspired by Gospel Hall Preaching

Christ in you, Hope in Glory
Romans Fifteen, the text for the story
Pleasing God infirmities of the weak
These that are strong a mission to teach
Building up believers in Christ we can see
He pleased not himself and an encouragement he be
We have to do what God saved us for
To strengthen believers
The assembly is in store
We have to endure step forward in trust
Past time for our learning
Faith is so much.

From Egypt to Canaan
A Series of meetings

He grasps the WORD one line at a time
Meditates on scripture as it fits into rhyme
Seeing the BIBLE as a mirror at a glance
To meditate on the WORD to the present NOT by Chance
How it fits is revel lent to today
From Egypt to Canaan much room to pray
To focus on God in this wilderness of mine
And leave temptations of Satan behind
It happened to the Jews to be lost no doubt
From Egypt to Canaan Heavenly lessons came about
What a joy with all its trials
Walking his way there is reason to smile.

Meditating on the Red Sea
(While drinking coffee on Break)

He drinks his coffee black and mediates on the Red Sea
How Moses came across to Canaan, there he be
He drinks his coffee black and thinks of worldly trials
Like the ten plagues in Egypt
What the world or pharaoh did despise
Moses rod turned into a serpent and ate the Pharaoh’s snakes
The serpent was first mentioned where the Garden was at stake
God turned dust to lice, and what did it imply?
The magicians could not match it, last night we found out why.
God created man from the dust of the ground.
The Creator created life, Satan’s light was never found.
So we have temptations and trials in this land
To leave this cultured world
In the Heavenlies to stand.
So the Jewish Journey from Egypt we can see
In this present world what God’s WORD is telling me
So to Cling to Scripture; God’s Lesson there in life,

For forty years of wondering turns me toward the light.

Inspired by Malachi Chapter 1

Inspired by Malachi Chapter 1

Inspired by Guest Speaker Ministry Meeting August 17, 2011


Malachi was laid out, the first chapter loud and clear

The preacher spoke; God’s wrath to fear.

The illustrations of Christ, the pattern we find

And in Malachi, first fruits, fall far behind.


The blind and the lame the diseased sacrifices are brought;

The symbols of Christ polluted a lot.

The pattern broken down, rejection came about

The finished work of the Cross;

God’s Love we can shout.


The door being opened, the Gentiles have hope.

Be part of the Chosen with faith alone to cope;

The works of man with polluted sacrifices and all

Illustrations of Christ, out of focus and small.


Malachi gives a warning to look at the heart;

The words of the Lord were biting and sharp.

O the rejection of obedience to God

The remnant by faith, Christ’s Righteousness we applaud.


That is the root for gentiles and Jews;

In Christ alone the faith that we choose;

It’s all in Malachi the last book of the Old

Four hundred years later the New Testament will be told.

That is the mystery the illustrations of Christ

And the stories of the Bible fit together so nice.

Reflections of the Cross in Old Testament

Reflections of the Cross in Old Testament

August 14, 2011

Inspired by guest speaker Breaking of Bread Service

Pictures of sacrifices looking back in the mirror;

Illustrations of Christ we hold so dear.

Everything points to the old rugged tree

One time sacrifice, He bled for me.

A president of the States built a navy great

From wooden ships to steel to make America rate

Criticised by his people, money was tight

The sacrifice he made turned out alright.

Ten years later to war with Spain

The superior navy was the gain

Pictures of the Old Testament fulfilled at the Cross

That is the point the preacher brings across

A onetime sacrifice, where the animals come to a close

The shedding of blood, the Lord Jesus chose.

The Legend of the Stones

The Legend of the Stones

By David Smith December 24, 2010




DEC 2010

The legend of the stones is written there for you;

A Picture of Creation;

God’s love shines through and true.

The words of a Holy God

So let the Gospel shout;

Thanks be to the wooden cross

Our sins are blotted out.

The illustration of the stones and what they mean today;

God’s Holy Word, What the scriptures have to say.

(Inspired by a special gift from Lorne and Elizabeth)


This is a very special set of stones which I put together for you. The centre shell comes from the south shore of Texas, the Gulf of Mexico. The Shell reminds us of God’s great love for us, John 3:16; Also our salvation what a precious gift from God Matt 13: vs 45-46. SEE Hymn #431

Stone #2 Petrified wood, comes from the Petrified Forest in Arizona. It is a very hard stone. It was on a cross made of wood that they nailed our Lord Jesus Christ upon. Our Everlasting Foundation see Luke 6:48 also Matt chapter 16 vs 16 to 18; see Hymn #9.

Stone #3 is Jade. Very precious; comes from Alaska. Colour is green reminding us of everlasting life. Beautiful! John 3:15 Also Gen 8:22. See Hymn 357.

Stone #4 is granite. Comes from the Rock of Ages in Barre Vermont. I call this one The Warning Stone . One short walk through any graveyard will speak volumes as most headstones are made of granite. II Corinthians Chapter 5 vs 8, 9, 10. See hymn #357.

Stone #5 is purple Amethyst. I call this one the healing stone. The LORD Jesus Christ is the Great Physician. This stone is gem quality. Comes from far North Ontario Read Matt 12:15; Matt 14:14 John 6:37 and Hymn #166

Stone #6 is Blood Agate.  Reminds us that the precious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ is our Corner Stone in life! It comes from the border of Arizona and California. Read 1 John 1:7: John 5:13 Heb 13:8 Hymn 158. I took early retirement in 1981 so Liz and I visited assemblies in USA Canada; Alaska. We picked up stones wherever we visited. Now you have six of them. Read Psalm 62: vs 2, 6, 77, and many others.

Yes; this is birch bark, comes from a tree which God created in the Garden of Eden. Gen chapter 1 and 2. The Base is black walnut. The wood from one of those trees was made into a cross on which our Lord Jesus Christ was nailed upon. And the black walnut reminds us it was the darkest day in the History of Man. Luke 23 vs 44-45. Praise God for Hymn #282!


Lorne and Elizabeth

A Brother and Sister in Christ

Dec 2010

Inspired by Romans Three

Inspired by Romans Three

Bible Study December 15, 2010


A Prerequisite to be saved a sinner I must be

God points out the guilt to set the sinner free.

Because I have sinned and no praise from God to accept

A filthy sinner, to know, I am corrupt.

The praise and glory all to God

He does the saving. His finished work we applaud.

The shedding of blood, from the cross as he cries

“It is finished!”  As he shuts his eyes

Justified by faith and faith alone;

The saving grace, his work to own.

That’s the impact in Romans we hear

God’s Holy Word to hold so dear.


Coin a Phrase

Coin a Phrase

By David Smith December 5, 2010

(Inspired by Sunday School Lesson)

Matthew 1:21  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
John 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.”
Psalm 23
Isa 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow: though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
1 John 7: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give unto them eternal life: and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one.

Tokens were awarded to get the kids to take part;

To coin a phrase, the bible verses got the start;

Things people like to do at Christmas time

Got things rolling, children in their prime;

Drinking eggnog, decorate and eat

Turkey was a great big feast;

And the candy cane, five points came about

To remind us of Christmas, to let God’s Word out.

Shape, a Jay. The Name of Jesus we hear.

Importance of a name to hold so dear;

Staff and Shepherd – looks after the sheep.

He gives his life, and search without sleep.

Colour of Candy canes – Predominately white

Though sins be like scarlet, they shall be like snow and bright

Red is the colour of the blood that was shed

That is the cleansing, our sinful nature we dread.

The texture is hard where eternity can endure

No man is able to pluck the saved out for sure.

That is the lesson in verse and in rhyme

Pick up God’s Word and invest a little time.