Amazing Grace

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The story behind the song of Amazing Grace

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Amazing Grace

  1. 1. Amazing Grace<br />The Story Behind the Song<br />1<br />http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com<br />
  2. 2. Amazing Grace<br />Amazing Grace is a song that we hear and sing often.<br />But how many of us know the story behind that great song?<br />2<br />http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com<br />
  3. 3. Amazing Grace<br />Amazing Grace dates all the way back to the 1700s. <br />It was written by English poet and clergyman John Newton.<br />3<br />http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com<br />
  4. 4. Amazing Grace<br />He delivers a message that forgiveness and redemption is possible regardless of the sins people commit. <br />The soul can be delivered from despair through the mercy of God.<br />4<br />http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com<br />
  5. 5. Amazing Grace<br />Newton wrote these words from personal experience. <br />It was his autobiography in verse.<br />5<br />http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com<br />
  6. 6. Amazing Grace<br />John Newton was like the words in the song - a wretch who needed to be saved. <br />He was a mean-spirited man who treated people with contempt. <br />6<br />http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com<br />
  7. 7. Amazing Grace<br />Not surprisingly, he participated in the slave trade.<br />On night, the vessel he was on was battered by a terrible storm. <br />It was so violent that he became frightened enough to call out to God for mercy. <br />7<br />http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com<br />
  8. 8. Amazing Grace<br />That moment was the beginning of his spiritual conversion.<br />One thing he did have, though, was a praying mother.<br />http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Amazing Grace<br />She died when he was only seven years old, but in those few years she taught him Bible verses and prayed fervently for him. <br />Those prayers outlived her.<br />http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Amazing Grace<br /> Romans 3:23 reminds us that "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." <br />Our sins may be great and known by a lot of people, or they may be subtle. <br />We may be lost and not know where to turn.<br />http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Amazing Grace<br />But take heart. This is why Jesus came to earth - to die for our sins. <br />We can accept him as our personal Savior and that same "Amazing Grace" will be extended to us.<br />http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Amazing Grace<br />If you don't know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, the Billy Graham website has easy information here:<br />http://peacewithgod.jesus.net<br />http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Amazing Grace<br />You are also welcome to email me at <br />info@oldfashionedhomemaking.com.<br />http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Credits<br />This presentation has been brought to you by<br />Old Fashioned Homemaking<br />http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com<br />Graphics are by Cheryl Seslar and purchased from Dollargraphicsdepot.com<br />http://www.oldfashionedhomemaking.com<br />14<br />

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