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Prayer, Thought for Today, Teaching

faith is made void and the promise is Ro 4:14 For this reason it is by faith, Ro 4:16 those who are of the faith of Abraham, Ro 4:16 in faith he contemplated his own body, Ro 4:19 in unbelief but grew strong in faith, Ro 4:20 having been justified by faith, Ro 5:1 our introduction by faith into this grace Ro 5:2 the righteousness which is by faith; Ro 9:30 they did not pursue it by faith, Ro 9:32 based on faith speaks as Ro 10:6 word of faith which we are preaching, Ro 10:8 So faith comes from hearing, and Ro 10:17 unbelief, but you stand by your faith. Ro 11:20 allotted to each a measure of faith. Ro 12:3 to the proportion of his faith; Ro 12:6 accept the one who is weak in faith, Ro 14:1 has faith that he may eat all things, Ro 14:2 The faith which you have, have as your …

Fresh Start Devotionals

Amazing Grace My favorite year of school was the 5th grade. Mrs. Walls, my teacher, was in total control of her classroom. If a child misbehaved, she took him out into the hall, scolded him and applied the board of education to the seat of learning. Yes, corporal punishment was still legal in those days. I made that trip to the hallway with her on at least one occasion. Most of the time, I didn’t need her scolding or paddling, her love for teaching and for me kept me in line. Her classroom was very structured. Every week, we would change seats. The person whose chair was in the front row would move it to the back, and everyone else would move forward one place. Though today, I have a preference for the back row, in those days, I liked the front row. If you excelled on an assignment, or was exceptionally well-behaved, she would let you be the black board monitor or the leader for the march to the lunch room. We learned, in her structured classroom, that the “good children” received…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

March 16 LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS Elisha A. Hoffman, 1839–1929 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. (Deuteronomy 33:27) When close friends or family members turn to us for comfort in their grief following the loss of a loved one, often we find it difficult to express just the right words of consolation. One day successful author, business man, and devout Presbyterian layman Anthony J. Showalter received sorrowful letters from two different friends, telling him of their recent bereavements. In sending messages of comfort to them, Mr. Showalter included Deuteronomy 33:27— “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms …” As he concluded his letters the thought occurred to him that this verse would be a fine theme for a hymn. Almost spontaneously he jotted down the words and music for the refrain of this soon-to-be favorite. Feeling that he should have some assistance in completing a text based on this comforting …