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Prayer

Lord, bless the peoples of the world. Whatever the reasons for their prayers in righteousness, bless them. Now I pray that those that are secular, COME TO JESUS THROUGH FAITH IN TRUE REPENTANCE TO BE SAVED, FOR ETERNITY. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

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…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

January 9 PRAYER IS THE SOUL’S SINCERE DESIRE James Montgomery, 1771–1854 Men ought always to pray, and not to faint. (Luke 18:1 KJV) Living a life without prayer is like building a house without nails. —Unknown Prayer is releasing the energies of God. For prayer is asking God to do what we cannot do ourselves. —Selected Except for Charles Wesley or Isaac Watts, no writer has made a greater contribution to English hymnody than the author of this text, James Montgomery. He wrote more than 400 hymns, many of which are still in popular use: “Stand Up and Bless the Lord,” “Angel From the Realms of Glory,” “In the Hour of Trial,” and “According to Thy Gracious Word.” Though trained for the ministry, Montgomery spent his lifetime as a journalist and newspaper editor. He became widely known for his writings and poetry, yet when once asked, “Which of your poems will live?” he replied, “None, sir, except a few of my hymns.” His words were prophetic. It is by his hymns that Montgomery i…