Category Archives: Amazing Grace

From Hinduism to Jesus Christ

I recently helped Tapan Saha write his testimony about finding Christ.  Tap is a soldier (member) of The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center in Nashville.  Here’s his story: I was born to a Hindu family in East Pakistan.  I … Continue reading

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The Power Of Hearing Your Name

Sometimes I tell God; “Lord, I love you,” and then I hear these words in my spirit; “I love you, Steve Simms.”  Am I crazy?  Not according to the Bible. Four different people, in chapters 9 & 10 of the … Continue reading

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How To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day . . .

According to his own words, here’s the best way to celebrate Patrick, the mighty man of God who brought Christ to Ireland and transformed a nation: 1)  See your sins in the Light, experience godly sorrow for them, then go … Continue reading

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World Famous “Good” Men Who Weren’t So Good

People like to look back on history and call certain world famous men (or groups of men) good.  Perhaps the two groups of men that have been considered the best of the good are the American Founding Fathers and the … Continue reading

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William Wilberforce — The Power Of A Bold Believer

William Wilberforce (born in 1759) was a member of the British Parliament who stood up and spoke up courageously against the international slave trade and against slavery in the British Empire. His efforts and those of others ended slavery in … Continue reading

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Christmas Is About Judgment

Here’s a surprise: Christmas is about dealing with judgment. Our sinful thoughts, choices, and behaviors have been judged and we are guilty and condemned men and women. If our condemnation is merely canceled, the result would be chaos and injustice. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Without Giving Thanks Is Just A Fine Time To Dine On Turkey

  Thanksgiving Day is here.  However, Thanksgiving Day without actually giving thanks is just a fine time to dine on turkey. So, how do you give thanks?  What is necessary for thanksgiving?  3 things. 1) Something to give thanks for.  … Continue reading

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