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Showing posts from November 21, 2011

Fresh Start Devotionals

Believe For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9 NLT) Recently our church went on a journey together through Vodie Baucham’s The Ever Loving Truth. Baucham made a choice to believe in the resurrected Lord of the Bible as an adult. He was not raised in the church, in fact, his mother was a follower of Buddha, not of Jesus Christ. His decision to follow Christ led him down a completely different path than he was on. He walked away from a promising football career to because a preacher of the gospel. Baucham says he believes the bible because “it is a collection of historical documents, written by eyewitnesses during the lifetimes of other eyewitnesses. The bible is divine in origin and it changes people’s lives.” According to Baucham, the reliability of the Bible isn’t even up for debate. He points out that we have more than 5,000 manuscripts or manuscript fragments of the New T…
"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." - Robert F. Kennedy When you find that you can not save yourself, Look to Jesus for he is the only man that can save you. His Father will immediately forgive you your sins, And give you a new life in Christ Jesus; You will become an heir, an ambassador, and saved forever. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

November 21 GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS Thomas O. Chisholm, 1866–1960 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your Faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22, 23) One of the important lessons the Children of Israel had to learn during their wilderness journey was that God’s provision of manna for them was on a morning by morning basis. They could not survive on old manna nor could it be stored for future use (Exodus 16:19–21). While many enduring hymns are born out of a particular dramatic experience, this was simply the result of the author’s “morning by morning” realization of God’s personal faithfulness in his daily life. Shortly before his death in 1960, Thomas Chisholm wrote: My income has never been large at any time due to impaired health in the earlier years which has followed me on until now. But I must not fail to record here the unfailing faithfulness of a covenant keeping God and that He has given …