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Fresh Start Devotionals

Hearing Steve had a Catholic background and really didn’t want to go to the Baptist Church with his new bride, but it was the family’s church and he felt obligated to keep their Sunday tradition. He merely tolerated their religious talk, but sincerely enjoyed the Sunday dinners with his in-laws. Week after week, he sat on the pew, listening to the preacher talk. He didn’t know it, but when he did, his in-laws were praying for his Salvation. One week it happened, the gospel broke through his obligation and changed his heart. Today he isn’t just sitting on that pew, he is active in the church’s evangelism ministry, bringing other people to Christ. “Gail” didn’t think the gospel applied to her at all, and didn’t think she needed to listen to it. Because of her Scientology background she didn’t believe in hell, and since she didn’t believe in hell, she didn’t feel a personal need for salvation. But she did enjoy attending the prayer meeting for Spiritual Awakening held every Tuesday ni…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

March 29 WHEN WE ALL GET TO HEAVEN Eliza E. Hewitt, 1851–1920 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words. (1 Thessalonians 4:17, 18) For the child of God, the end of this earthly pilgrimage is just the beginning of a glorious new life. This glorious hope revives our courage for the way, When each in expectation lives and longs to see the day When from sorrow, toil, pain and sin, we shall be free, And perfect love and joy shall reign throughout all eternity. —John Fawcett Our services of worship even now should be a foretaste of that day of rejoicing when those from every tribe, language, people, and nation see our Lord and together “we’ll sing and shout the victory.” The author of this hymn text, Eliza Hewitt, a school teacher in Philadelphia, was another Christian lay worker deeply devoted to the Sunday school…