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Prayer, Thought for Today

Heavenly Father, as I come before You to intercede for the peoples of the world lost and saved, I pray for their strength and faith in You. As I include those that are lost in their sins, I pray that they will hear of Your Word and it will prick their hearts so that before You call them in death they will believe in faith of Your Son Jesus, accept him through faith, repent of their sins, accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior whereas immediately His Holy Spirit will indwell in them. Then and only then they will become ambassadors for Him. I pray that those saved will dedicate their lives to the service of their Lord in reading their Bible, personal communion each day with Him, living the Christian life, serving in worship and evangelizing to others God's Word to the saved and lost peoples. Lord bless us all is my supplication in Jesus' precious name. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012 | EPIPHANY SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY Old Testament Exodus 34:5–10 Psalm Psalm 46 New Testament 1 Corinthians 9:24–10:5 Gospel Matthew 20:1–16 Christian Worship One Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Fresh Start Devotionals

Fellowship “but if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.” John 1:7 God created us to be in fellowship with Him and it pleases Him when we are, but we cannot walk with Him if we live sinful lifestyles. Verse 6 says, “If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth;” John must have known some pretenders—people who walk in darkness all week, yet act like their lives are all together on Sunday. There’s something very right about coming to Church on Sunday, even if you haven’t lived an exemplary life during the week, but only if you are honest about it. The church is a place where people find healing and forgiveness, but they cannot if they don’t admit their sinfulness. John writes, “If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (John 1:8) Being real is essential for healing. We…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

February 12 WHAT WONDROUS LOVE IS THIS Anyone who is hung on a tree is under God’s curse. (Deuteronomy 21:23) Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13) Not father or mother has loved you as God has, for it was that you might be happy He gave His only Son. When He bowed His head in the death hour, love solemnized its triumph; the sacrifice there was complete. —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow This beloved hymn, with its plaintive modal sound, is one of the best known of our authentic American folk hymns. Like all true folk music, the origins of this text and music remain unknown. It is simply the product of devout people who, when reflecting seriously on the sacrificial gift of God’s Son, respond spontaneously with amazed adoration for this “wondrous love.” One typical folk hymn characteristic found in these words is the repetition of key phrases such as “O my soul” and “I’ll sing on.” Since folk music is generally learned aurally witho…