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Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

November 19 HIS LOVING KINDNESS Samuel Medley, 1738–1799 How priceless is Your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of Your wings. (Psalm 36:7) A Christian should never lose his reason for singing about the Lord and His constant loving kindness. “His praise should continually be in our mouths” (Psalm 34:1). Loving kindness has been described as “love in action.” God’s loving kindness was the act of sending Christ to be our Redeemer “while we were still sinners” (Romans 5:8). Samuel Medley, a Baptist minister, lived a dissipated life in the British Navy until he was severely wounded in a sea fight between the French and English in 1759, off Cape Lagos, Portugal. While convalescing, he read a sermon by Isaac Watts on Isaiah 42:6, 7. These verses ultimately led to Medley’s conversion and later to his becoming a minister of the gospel. “His Loving Kindness” was written as a personal testimony of thanksgiving to God. The text first appeared in published …

Fresh Start Devotionals

Baptism There are at least three reasons you should be baptized. First, you should be baptized to follow the example of Jesus.”And after being baptized, Jesus went up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon Him,” Matthew 3:16 We know that Jesus never sinned, why do you think John baptized Him? In His baptism, Jesus showed us that baptism is important to Him, and gave us an example to follow. God was pleased at Jesus’ baptism and He will be pleased during your baptism too. Will you follow Jesus’ example and be baptized? The second reason you should be baptized is to follow the example of New Testament believers.”So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and there were added that day about three thousand souls. And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer” Acts 2:41–42 On the day of Pentecost, …