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New Years ...

New Year ... This is the last Friday in the year 2011. Thank and praise God for his grace and mercy allowing you to live this far and to read this writing. The next moment is not given to you, so take this moment before reading on to STOP IMMEDIATELY and thank Him. God says that "not everyone will be saved"; He would like to have everyone saved, but that is not to be. Jesus said that you should "... be prepared. For the next moment is not promise ..." Why am I writing about New Year ...? I am writing about the New Year ..., because me nor you may not make it to the last second (11:59:59) of 2011. If you're not saved by the blood of Jesus, then COME NOW WHILE YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR SOUL SAVED FOR ETERNITY. Resolutions are made to be broken moments after they are vowed; A vow made to YHWH is for eternity even when we sin; He will not break his promise to you of forgiveness; if you make a mistake along the way; we sin daily and we--saved--have a p…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

December 30 JESUS SHALL REIGN Isaac Watts, 1674–1748 The Mighty One, God, the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to the place where it sets. (Psalm 50:1) The spread of Christianity has been phenomenal. In spite of cruel persecution of Christ’s followers in the first three centuries A.D. and from time to time through the years since, His kingdom has continued to spread to “realms and people of every tongue.” Periods of attack on believers have served only to increase their fervor and growth. Then in recent years, with the rapid development of technology—radio, television, gospel films, Bible translations and distributions—the preaching of the gospel has been heard by more people than ever before in the history of mankind. When this stirring hymn was written in 1719, however, the evangelical missionary movement that we know in our time had scarcely begun. In 1779 William Carey was one of the first to try to persuade Christians to carry the gospel message t…

Fresh Start Devotionals

Degrees of Sin I would rather someone be angry with me than murder me, but that doesn’t mean that anger isn’t a sin. It is. Jesus did not teach that there are any unimportant sins. On the contrary. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus went to the heart of overt sin—He showed that it began with an attitude that needed to be changed. For instance, He said: “You have heard that the ancients were told, ‘You shall not commit murder’ and ‘Whoever commits murder shall be liable to the court.’ [22] “But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever shall say to his brother, ‘Raca,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever shall say, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.” (Matthew 5:21–22 NASB) Anger is the seed of murder, it is where it begins. It isn’t unimportant. By itself it is a terrible sin, but it has the capacity to become a worse sin, it can end in death. Jesus also said, “You have heard that…