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“Great Day” Sunday 01/22/2017

Beginning in the 1960’s “Password” was a popular television game show.
In today’s world, “password” has taken on a whole new meaning.
It’s our key to access activity on the Internet; Leading one person suffering from so-called ‘password fatigue’ to remark; “Good thing we don’t need a password to get into heaven.”
Sorry to disagree, but there is a password, the most important one ever…believe.
The Bible is very specific about that.
In the book of Romans the apostle Paul writes: “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”   

A recommended song to accompany this devotion is “We Believe” by The Newsboys.
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“Great Day Presents” Week Of 01/22/2017-01/28/2017

The Chapel Quotes
“God’s plan for your life is to be conformed to the likeness of His Son. To become more like Jesus today than you were yesterday.”

 “God did not give us His Word to increase our knowledge, He gave us His Word to change our life. It’s not what we know but what we do that makes a difference in our life. God’s design is for you to grow and walk with Christ so that your life is so deep, so filled with His Spirit, that it overflows to other people.”

“God gives a gift to you, but not for you, it’s given for you to use for others.”

“God has called us to turn the world upside down because right now it’s wrong side up. God created the world right side up, sin entered the world and flipped it so it’s wrong side up now, and God wants us to change the world to put it right by helping people come into a relationship with Jesus Christ.”

To access complete messages from The Chapel click to go to The Chapel website.

“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger Week of 01/22/17

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Devotion 01/22/2017
Our Devotion: “Piercing the Brokenness” by Megan L. Burkhart of Caledonia, Michigan,  a professional writing student at Taylor University.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 (NIV)

     The day I got my ears pierced in second grade, I cried. The worst part of it was that they did one ear at a time, so I had to endure the pain and hyperventilation twice. I couldn’t put earrings in by myself for the first few months because I was so squeamish about the new holes in my ears.

     Broken relationships, whether it’s the divorce of parents, breaking off a dating relationship, or facing tensions in family life, can leave a wounded hole in the people involved. If issues are not resolved soon enough, the hole may never close. However, God can heal any hole in our lives. The pain may seem to be too deep for God. We may even blame God for allowing that needle to pierce us in the first place, but God’s plan is never without purpose.

     After months of trying, I was finally able to put my earrings in by myself without feeling nauseous. Though a trivial matter, it was a major victory to me. Take the little victories, the small steps toward reconciliation, and God will use those as a springboard for growth and new relationships to flourish in our lives.

PRAYER: Lord, grant me the patience to endure the tough road to reconciliation in the broken relationships in my life. Help me trust that your plan is for my good. In your son’s name, Amen.

Book Review 01/18/2017
This Book Review comes from Jori Hanna, a Professional Writing major at Taylor University in Upland, IN.

By J. Hudson Mitchell
WestBow Press, PB, 197 pages

The author clearly articulates her points and provides the arguments; however, the writing is often sluggish and repetitive. Unfortunately, as with many self-published books, there are numerous grammatical errors along with a few misquotations of biblical passages. She uses academic vocabulary in a way that occasionally loses the reader. For anyone looking to support his or her views of a literal six day creation, this book provides many interesting points, but these points are not necessarily supported by other scholars. There are many instances when the author refers to the Bible without giving a reference and presents theories as fact, which brings into question everything she has said up to that point. Many of her arguments and assertions rest pivotally on the scripture passages she seems to be quoting, but she never gives proof that they are actually in the Bible.

Mature Christians studying different creation theories may find this reinforcing. In this book Mitchell defends her personal views of a literal six day creation and attempts to convince the reader she is correct.  She includes a list of her sources at the end of each chapter. How they were precisely employed in verifying her theories is not made obvious.

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