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“Great Day” Sunday 06/24/2018
In first Thessalonians, the apostle Paul writes; “while people are
saying peace and safety, destruction will come on them suddenly,
and they will not escape.”
That’s because we seek peace in a broken world.
To find true peace on earth we must look to our Savior, Christ Jesus.
As we call on His Name we find peace in the time of trouble.
A recommended song to accompany this devotion is “Peace In The Time Of Trouble”.
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“Great Day Presents” Week Of 06/24/2018- 06/30/2018
The Chapel Quotes
“Think in terms of both grace and truth. If all we have is truth, people will reject our truth because they see nothing in our life that would make them want to possess the truth that we claim to hold. Grace is what draws people to Jesus. Grace is what draws people to you. But if all you have is grace, you just keep giving out love and never warn people that there’s truth. If we don’t have truth we leave people with no clarity, no conviction, no hope of a destiny. So there’s a need to balance grace and truth.”
“God gives a peace when there’s no material reason to have peace. It is a peace that only comes from Him. The greatest sense of failure every one of us has is that we have not lived up to God’s expectations. When we don’t measure up we have an advocate with the Father. Jesus Christ , the righteous pleads our case before the throne of God, and all of our failures, all of our flaws, all of our faults are forgiven in Christ.”
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“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger Week of 06/24/2018.
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Our Devotion: “A Leap of Faith’ by Sarah E. Kroger of Batavia, Illinois, a summer 2017 professional writing student at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.
“Let your heart therefore be wholly devoted to the LORD our God, to walk in His statutes and to keep His commandments, as at this day.” 1 Kings 8:61
As I stood on the edge of a thirty foot cliff, my heart pounded inside my chest. I had never been cliff jumping before. I was terrified. I glanced into the swirling waters below. A million questions raced through my mind. Why am I doing this? Is the water deep enough? Is this safe? I longed to be able to test the water before I made the scariest decision of my life. However, I realized that testing the water was not an option; I either had to jump into the great unknown or climb all the way back down the rock face in defeat. My courage eventually bested my fear, and I trusted that everything would be all right. My feet left the ledge, and I plummeted into the cold waters below. When I emerged, I was glad I had made the decision to take the leap of faith. Likewise, when it comes to committing your life to Christ, you have to be devoted fully. You can either take the leap and give your life fully to Christ, or you can take the safe and less thrilling route, and climb down the cliff your own way. You can’t just put a toe in the water.
Prayer: Lord, help me to commit my life fully to you, and to trust that you will always be there beside me; In Christ I pray. Amen.
Book Review 06/20/2018
This Book Review is by Sonya Downing, a professional writing student at Taylor University.
by Kathi Lambrides Westlund
P&R Publishing Company, HB, 243 pages
From the time their alarms go off in the morning until they collapse into bed, people’s schedules pull them in all different directions. Christians feel this strain, too, which means prayer can get crowded off their to-do lists. Kathi Lambrides Westlund responded to this problem by writing Prayer PathWay. In this book, she guides readers through eight different aspects of prayer. After briefly explaining each one, she lets readers write the rest of the book by providing prayer exercises and blank pages for them to use. This way, busy Christians can tailor their five to ten minutes of daily prayer to suit their needs, allowing them to spend quality time with God before going to work or rushing their kids to school.
Westlund’s content is practical and to-the-point, but her writing style flows more like music than a textbook. Her explanations both make sense and move the heart, and the prayer exercises don’t have to be used a specific way or completed in a rigid order. As a result, readers who feel trapped by their schedules can experience freedom in their short time with God. I highly recommend this book to those who want to talk with the Lord every day but need to make every second of their limited free time count.
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