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The Perfect Christian

Christians are always seeking to “be better.” The proof is in the pudding.  The contemporary Christian book market is flooded, and frankly, oversaturated, with “Christian” self-help books.  If you don’t believe me, allow me to name a few of the best-selling Christian books this week according to Audible, an app many enjoy.  Balance: Positioning Yourself …

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To God be the Glory

The writer of this beloved hymn hardly needs an introduction. Fanny Crosby whose actual name was Frances Jane van Alstyne born March 24, 1820, and wrote more than 8,000 hymns. She lived a fascinating 94 years of life, that would be well worth your time to read about. But we are focusing on one hymn …

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Soap Bubbles

“Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.”~ Ecclesiastes 1:2 Does this verse ring of utter positivity and make you excited to read on?!  I sure hope so… As you read on… Mentally tag the word, vanity.  Moving on, the writer Solomon begins to depict the many things that humanity prizes …

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Victory in Jesus

“But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57). The hymn “Victory in Jesus” was written by Eugene M. Barlett (December 24th, 1885, to January 25th, 1941). Two years before his death from complications of a stroke, the song first appeared in a paperback song book …

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The Fountainhead

“For God is good – or rather, of all goodness He is the Fountainhead.” ~Athanasius of Alexandria This statement was penned by early church father Athanasius of Alexandria in a work discussing the incarnation of Jesus Christ. He states the phrase, “For God is good.” We hear this all the time but in a variety …

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What A Day

Eliza Hewitt, a school teacher in Philadelphia (1898), who wanted to reach her students with the Gospel wrote the classic hymn, “When We All Get to Heaven.” The music was written by Emily Wilson, who was also the wife of a Methodist District Superintendent. The anticipation of Heaven has often been described as the oxygen …

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Christ Ablaze

Infinite God, nothing outlasts your throne.  Through times past, but now, and ages to come, You preserve the gathered righteous alum. By Your sure Word, the hungry soul You hone.  Bewildered, I live to make Your name known. To Thy Gospel I willingly succumb. Sanctified under the cloud of Your thumb.  Understanding the will that …

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A God Owned Patent

At the end of an earlier post on Enriching Grace, the devotion ended with the verse Ephesians 5:19. I thought more on that verse and how one of the most precious things that God ever created was the human voice. The second part of the verse speaks of making melody in your heart to the …

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