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Prayer

If you have not given your life to Jesus as your Lord and Savior as YHWH has given you another chance in the new year (2012), you should do so immediately. The next moment is not promise. Without Jesus, your soul is lost and Hades you are bound now and in death. Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice in His death and blood for your and my salvation, buried and rose on the third day, and is sitting at the right hand of His and our (saved) Father in heaven interceding for the saved. Come now, because your parents, friends nor any persons can save you from your sins except Jesus. Salvation is FREE, so don't worry about what others think of you. If they call you a "holy roller," tell them, "yes, and my (you) soul is in heaven and not hell. I'm an ambassador for the Lord!" I pray that all peoples of the world become Christians in Jesus' name is my prayer. Amen.

Fresh Start Devotionals

Culture “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.” (Romans 1:16 NIV) Much of the culture wars in our society, in my humble opinion represent misplaced energy. We lament that “the liberals have taken prayer and the bible out of our schools” when we should be repenting from the sin of unopened bibles and unbent knees in our own homes. Criticizing culture doesn’t advance the cause of the gospel. Other churches have reacted to the culture issue by becoming “culturally relevant.” If the venture doesn’t become an end in itself, I suppose there is nothing inherently wrong with being relevant. Not as long as we don’t lose sight of our primary goal. It is one thing for a church to be culturally relevant, but quite another to leverage culture for the gospel’s advantage. In a Leadership Journal article, Chad Hall, lead Pastor of Connection Church in Hickory, North Carolina wrote, “We be…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

January 4 GUIDE ME, O THOU GREAT JEHOVAH William Williams, 1717–1791 Since You are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of Your name lead and guide me. (Psalm 31:3) The need for daily guidance is one of the believer’s greatest concerns. How easily our lives can go astray without the assurance of divine leadership. Today’s featured text is one of the great hymns of the church on this subject. It is a product of the revival movement that swept through Wales during the 18th century. This revival was led by a 24-year-old Welsh preacher, Howell Harris, who stirred the land with his fervent evangelistic preaching and his use of congregational singing. One of the lives touched by Harris’ ministry was 20-year-old William Williams. Young Williams, the son of a wealthy Welsh farmer, was preparing to become a medical doctor. But, upon hearing the stirring challenge by evangelist Howell Harris, Williams dedicated his life to God and the Christian ministry. William Williams, like Harris, deci…