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“Great Day” Sunday 08/07/2022

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
“But God demonstrated His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
”He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness.”
“By His wounds we have been healed.”

 A recommended song to accompany this devotion is “He Loved Me With A Cross” from “Season Of Love” created by Don and Lori Marsh.

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“Great Day Presents” Week of 08/07/2022

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The Chapel Quotes

Where are we on our spiritual journey? Are we there yet? We need to be not just receivers, but givers. We were created to give of our time, talent and treasures. There is a chasm between us and God, and Jesus Christ, by who He is and what He did here on earth, creates a bridge between us and God in that separation. As we trust in Him, we experience so many massive blessings. When we believe in Jesus, we’re trusting that He is who He said He is, and that He is going to do everything that He promised to do.”

“There can only be one truth. When you come to faith in Jesus you are forgiven, all of your sins are forgiven, they’re not held against you anymore. When God forgives you, He regenerates you and changes you from the inside-out. The Holy Spirit comes into your life, and you are gifted with talents so that you can reach the world, as It works through you to change the world. You have purpose. Humankind has significant insignificance.

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“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger

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Devotion 08/07/2022
Our Devotion: “Practice” by Leslie Bowers of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, a student at the Professional Writing Summer Academy held at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.

“Then you must recall the LORD’s instructions and the prophetic testimony of what would happen. Certainly they say such things because their minds are spiritually darkened.” Isaiah 8:20 (NET)

I squinted against the afternoon May sun, tracking the green ball as it arced across the net. It bounced once on the concrete and I swung my racket. It whistled through empty air as the ball rolled tauntingly behind me. As I went to retrieve it, I remembered last October on the tennis team when I would have made that shot easily. 

The truth was, I had barely practiced since then, and my ability had deteriorated. As with all things, routine practice is critical to maintaining a skill. Reading the Bible is no exception. We need to spend regular time in His Word to maintain our relationship with Him.

In this passage in Isaiah, the prophet was talking to King Ahaz, about how people in Judah would consult oracles and necromancers about what to do and what would happen, instead of turning to God for answers. Obviously, in modern times, most people aren’t going to turn to magicians. However, the media, big companies, and even our friends vie for our attention and trust. When we focus on them too much, it’s easy to become disoriented and hopeless. In 8:22, Isaiah laments, “Wherever they look, there will be trouble and anguish and dark despair” (NLT). 

If I’m honest, when I’m facing a problem and am unsure what to do, turning to Jesus is not usually my first thought. However, as believers, it’s important to trust in God when facing difficulties. The only way to do that is to regularly read His Word and talk to Him. What are you struggling with today? How can you turn to God for support? 

Prayer: Lord, please help me to remain focused on You and Your truth.

Book Review 08/03/2022

This Book Review is by Jessica Dundas, a Professional Writing Major at Taylor University, Upland, Indiana.

The Other Side of Beauty: Embracing God’s Vision for Love and True Worth
By Leah Darrow
Thomas Nelson Co., PB, 184 pages

Leah Darrow challenges our culture’s view of beauty, inviting us to consider God’s view instead. She shows the cost of worldly beauty and how it gives way to false love and a vain pursuit of worth. Having been a former contestant on America’s Next Top Model, she shares her experience, along with a lot of subsequent research related to love, relationships, self-esteem, glamour, prestige, and self-image. She shows us how her life paralleled that of the Prodigal Son in a search for worldly love and worth, only to come running home empty-handed. And just like the father of the parable, God accepted her back, rejoicing with open arms.

I’ve read several accounts in the past by former models sharing how they left that world for Christ, but this is the best I’ve encountered yet. Her writing is well-researched and relatable, and she tells her story in a vulnerable and transparent way that does not brag nor does it intimidate readers. I was challenged to reconsider my own approach to beauty and my idea of love. Darrow shows how authentic beauty is a reflection of the glory of God. She speaks to the fear, the noise, the pride, and the doubt that scare many women away from seeking a truly beautiful life.

Review used by permission of Evangelical Church Library Association (ECLA)

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