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Genuine Repentance

No matter how much education, money, and your social status, If you do not have the genuine repentance and love of Christ Jesus in your heart, You are lost. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

December 10 WHAT CHILD IS THIS? William C. Dix, 1837–1898 When they had seen Him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child … (Luke 2:17) The question asked in this well-loved carol must have been uppermost in the minds of those present at Jesus’ birth. We can almost hear the question being asked from one to another as they gazed into the humble manger. How difficult it must have been for them to understand that the babe who lay in “such mean estate” was truly the promised Messiah. And through the centuries men have continued to ponder who Christ really is—how can He be fully God and still fully man? Only through divine faith comes the revealed answer. He who is the Bread of Life began His ministry hungering. He who is the Water of Life ended His ministry thirsty. Christ hungered as man, yet fed the multitudes as God. He was weary, yet He is our rest. He prayed, yet He hears prayers. He was sold for 30 pieces of silver, yet He redeems sinners. He w…

Fresh Start Devotionals

Choices So many times I’ve broken dates with my family to do something for the church. Below is an excerpt fromby book, “The Boomerang Mandate, Returning the Ministry to the people of God” that tells about a time I got it right. Last spring, Susan and I scheduled a getaway weekend at a bed and breakfast in a nearby resort community. She arranged for someone to keep the boys and I called to make the reservations. It was five years since we last went somewhere together, and we were anxious to go. Monday, when I arrived at the office, I immediately reached for my calendar to reserve the dates. I couldn’t believe it! I was scheduled to teach a class at a nearby seminary on the Saturday we would be gone. I sat in silence for a few moments and thought about my options. I knew that the academic dean wouldn’t be too happy if I canceled the class and that doing so could create conflict and ultimately jeopardize my job. I didn’t know how he would react, but I knew what Susan’s response would…