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April 12

William Cowper, 1731–1800
  But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ. (Ephesians 2:13)
William Cowper is viewed by some as one of the finest of all English writers. But Cowper’s emotional life was one of great turmoil. At an early age he was directed by his father to study law. Upon completion of his studies, however, the prospect of appearing for his final examination before the bar so frightened him that it caused a mental breakdown and even an attempted suicide. Later he was placed in an insane asylum for 18 months. During this detention, he one day read from the Scriptures the passage in Romans 3:25 that Jesus Christ is “set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God.” Through his reading of the Bible, Cowper soon developed a personal relationship with Christ and a sense of forgive…


Lord, I pray this simple prayer: Father, forgive us of our sins, where we are weak. Tear us down and rebuild us, where we are strong. Tear us down and rebuild us as we repent and pray for forgiveness of all un-righteousness'. In Jesus Your precious Son Christ Jesus' name. Amen. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

“Then Jesus said to his host, `When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous” ’ (Luke 14:12–14)

Have you ever had some people in your life that were an oasis to you? Perhaps it was a family friend, a neighbor or relative. Some people just know how to help others recharge their batteries.

As a college student, I always accepted invitations to supply preach when asked. The experience was good for me and there was always a fringe benefit that came with the invitation—Sunday dinner. I knew there would be fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and homemade yeast bread. It sure beat the cafeteria food at the college.

At the time, the food was the main attraction—no…