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Devotion for the Week of May 7, 2017 - The Story behind the Hymn “THERE IS A FOUNTAIN FILLED WITH BLOOD”

The Story behind the Hymn  “THERE IS A FOUNTAIN FILLED WITH BLOOD”

Zechariah 13:1 (KJV), “In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.”

"There is a Fountain Filled with Blood"
William Cowper

Devotion for the Week of April 30, 2017 - THE ANGELS OF BATAAN AND CORREGIDOR: 75 YEARS LATER

THE ANGELS OF BATAAN AND CORREGIDOR: 75 YEARS LATER

Hebrews 1:14 (KJV), “Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?”

Luke 4:10 (KJV), “For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:”

Devotion for the Week of April 23, 2017 - STORY BEHIND THE HYMN: “AT CALVARY”

STORY BEHIND THE HYMN: “AT CALVARY”

Luke 23:33-34 (KJV), “And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.  34  Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.”

Devotion for the Week of April 9, 2017 - FOUR BAD REASONS TO AVOID READING OLD BOOKS

FOUR BAD REASONS TO AVOID READING OLD BOOKS

“It is a good rule, after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.  If that is too much for you, you should at least read one old one to every three new ones”–C. S. Lewis

Devotion for the Week of March 12, 2017 - THE STORY BEHIND THE HYMN – “GOD WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS”

THE STORY BEHIND THE HYMN – “GOD WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS”

William Cowper, the author of this hymn, experienced several tragic events in his life, beginning with the death of his mother when he was six years old, and he suffered from depression all of his life.

Born the son of an Anglican clergyman, Cowper studied for the law, but was so intimidated at the prospect of the law exam that he attempted suicide.

Devotion for the Week of February 26, 2017 - THE STORY BEHIND THE HYMN; “I Have Decided To Follow Jesus”

THE STORY BEHIND THE HYMN;

“I Have Decided To Follow Jesus”

Matthew 16:24-25 (KJV), Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.  25  For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.”

Devotion for the Week of February 19, 2017 - THE FIRE AND BRIMSTONE PREACHER WHO SUCCEEDED!

THE FIRE AND BRIMSTONE PREACHER WHO SUCCEEDED!

Ezekiel 33:11 (KJV), “Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die,…?”

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