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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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