Jesus Saves!

Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins…. (Acts 2:38)

Recommended reading: Acts 2

Lela Long was very ill and very disturbed while staying at the Stephens Hotel in Chicago. Her family called Dr. P. W. Philpot, of Moody Church in Chicago. Dr. Philpot spent time with her and told her about the Lord. Lela lived and returned to California. Dr. Philpot moved to California to be the pastor of the Church of the Open Door in Los Angeles. One Sunday afternoon in 1924 after the service three people came to see him. One young lady, Lela Long, thanked him for leading her to Christ and that she was using the special talent the Lord had given her in music. She was a writer of gospel music. She handed him the manuscript of a new song, “Jesus is the Sweetest Name I Know.” Lela wrote the song in remembrance of the day Dr. Philpot introduced her to the Lord in Chicago.

Prayer for the week: Dear Lord, thank you for being with us at all times. Thank you for the birth of your son Jesus. Jesus was born to save us all from our sins. During this beautiful fall time we sing hymns to celebrate the birth of Jesus and Your love for each of us. Alleluia! Amen.