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The story behind the song of Amazing Grace

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  • 1. Amazing Grace
    The Story Behind the Song
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2. Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace is a song that we hear and sing often.
But how many of us know the story behind that great song?
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3. Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace dates all the way back to the 1700s.
It was written by English poet and clergyman John Newton.
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He delivers a message that forgiveness and redemption is possible regardless of the sins people commit.
The soul can be delivered from despair through the mercy of God.
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Newton wrote these words from personal experience.
It was his autobiography in verse.
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John Newton was like the words in the song - a wretch who needed to be saved.
He was a mean-spirited man who treated people with contempt.
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Not surprisingly, he participated in the slave trade.
On night, the vessel he was on was battered by a terrible storm.
It was so violent that he became frightened enough to call out to God for mercy.
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That moment was the beginning of his spiritual conversion.
One thing he did have, though, was a praying mother.
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She died when he was only seven years old, but in those few years she taught him Bible verses and prayed fervently for him.
Those prayers outlived her.
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10. Amazing Grace
Romans 3:23 reminds us that "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
Our sins may be great and known by a lot of people, or they may be subtle.
We may be lost and not know where to turn.
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11. Amazing Grace
But take heart.This is why Jesus came to earth - to die for our sins.
We can accept him as our personal Savior and that same "Amazing Grace" will be extended to us.
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12. Amazing Grace
If you don't know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, the Billy Graham website has easy information here:
http://peacewithgod.jesus.net
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You are also welcome to email me at
info@oldfashionedhomemaking.com.
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14. Credits
This presentation has been brought to you by
Old Fashioned Homemaking
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Graphics are by Cheryl Seslar and purchased from Dollargraphicsdepot.com
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