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Amazing Grace (5)

Every Friday in 2015 we consider a verse from our "Hymn of the Month." When we've been there ten thousand yearsBright shining as the sunWe've no less days to sing God's praiseThan when we first begun What is the meaning of life? Contrary to the common picture of finding a guru on a mountaintop to get an answer to such a question, the Bible makes it very clear that the pu...

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Amazing Grace (4)

Every Friday in 2015 we consider a verse from our "Hymn of the Month." Through many dangers toils and snaresI have already come'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus farAnd grace will lead me home If anyone knew of "dangers, toils, and snares," it would have been John Newton. He saw, experienced, and caused a lot of suffering during his days aboard slave-trading ships. Whe...

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Amazing Grace (3)

Every Friday in 2015 we consider a verse from our "Hymn of the Month." The Lord has promised good to meHis Word my hope securesHe will my shield and portion beAs long as life endures "You're only as good as your word" is an adage almost all of us have heard. It is meant to inspire trustworthiness and dependability. It has proven itself true time and time again as we see ...

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Amazing Grace (2)

Every Friday in 2015 we consider a verse from our "Hymn of the Month." 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fearAnd grace my fears relievedHow precious did that grace appearThe hour I first believed We usually think of fear as being a bad thing. We all have our particular "phobias" that plague us in life. However, biblically speaking, fear can be a bad thing and sometimes...

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Amazing Grace (1)

Every Friday in 2015 we consider a verse from our "Hymn of the Month." Amazing grace how sweet the soundThat saved a wretch like meI once was lost but now am foundWas blind but now I see Some of the most famous words ever penned in the English language begin with "Amazing grace." Written in the 1770's by former slave ship captain John Newton, Amazing Grace is widely cons...

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