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He's too Good

If the Jesus has saved you from your sins, tell somebody about Who saved you. The Word of God is too good to keep it to yourself. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

December 16 THE FIRST NOEL English carol, before 1823 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. (Luke 2:8) Although no Christmas season would be complete without the melodious singing of this tuneful carol, very little is known about its origin. It is believed to have had its rise in France during the 15th century. Noel is a French word originating from Latin meaning “birthday.” The song is thought to have been brought across the channel to England by the wandering troubadours. The carol under the English form, “Nowell,” became a great favorite for Christmas Eve, especially in the west of England. This was when the entire village gathered for singing and celebrating the bringing in of the Yule log. At this time carols were thought of as popular religious songs meant to be sung outside the church rather than within. “The First Noel” portrays in vivid narrative style the story of the birth of Christ. All six verses are needed…

Fresh Start Devotionals

Classic Christians I’d love to own a 66 Ford Mustang. Susan had one before we were married but gave it away to a friend when the car broke down. I’ve often agonized that I didn’t meet her a few years earlier, who knows, she may have given it to me. I was just a little boy in ’66 when the pony first took to the road. A teenager in our Church drove one and took me for a ride. It was a red convertible; I was in love. Today the 66 Mustang, in great condition, costs more than it did when it was new. Collectors consider it a classic automobile. It has enduring value. Why is a Mustang a classic and a 76 Vega just an old car? The difference is reliability, style and durability. As you get older, do you want to be a classic, or just old? The key is reliability, style and durability. Are you a reliable person? Can people count on you? Do you live up to your word? Do you live life with style and splash? Are you a classy person? Have you found ways to put “zing” into your years? How durab…