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Count or not to Count

"Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you." - Mother Teresa Never worry if the person(s) that you evangelize to will accept Christ Jesus. Accepting or not accepting is an individuals choice. Remember, your starry crown will be on your fruit and branches, and works for Christ Jesus. Proclaim Christ Jesus whenever you have a chance. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

November 24 NOW THANK WE ALL OUR GOD Martin Rinkart, 1586–1649 English Translation—Catherine Winkworth, 1827–1878 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. (Romans 8:35, 37) From some of the severest human sufferings imaginable during the 30 Years’ War of 1618–48—a war that has been described as the most devastating in all history—this great hymn of the church was born. Martin Rinkart was called at the age of 31 to pastor the state Lutheran church in his native city of Eilenberg, Germany. He arrived there just as the dreadful bloodshed of the 30 Years’ War began, and there Rinkart spent the remaining 32 years of his life faithfully ministering to these needy people. Germany, the battleground of this conflict between warring Catholic and Protestant forces from various countries throughout Europe, was reduced to a state…

Fresh Start Devotionals

A Blessed Life 1 Cor. 15:14 “and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain.” In the Christmas Classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” George Bailey has the opportunity to see what the world would be like if he’d never been born. If he was never born, he wouldn’t have been able to rescue his brother when he fell into the icy pond and his brother would have drowned. And of course, his brother would not have been able to be a war hero and save the lives of other soldiers, like he did. Bailey’s wife would have been an old maid if he hadn’t been born and wouldn’t have had the joy of raising their children. If he hadn’t been born, he wouldn’t have been able to stop the pharmacist from putting poison instead of medicine into a capsule while filling a prescription and the pharmacist would have spent 20 years in jail for murder. If he hadn’t been born, no one would have been there to keep old man Potter from milking every last penny from the people. In gen…