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“Great Day” Wednesday 09/20/2017
In the book of James we read “Don’t be deceived my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights.”
From “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” the words of Thomas Chisholm; “All I have needed Thy hand hath provided. Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me.”
Whatever it is we need, even more than we ever wanted or dreamed of can be found in our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
A recommended song to accompany this devotion is “All I Ever Wanted” from “Two From Galilee”.
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“Great Day Presents” Week Of 09/17/2017- 09/23/2017
The Chapel Quotes
“We are to be totally committed to Jesus Christ. But a radical position calls for a reasonable disposition. We are to be reasonable to all people. We are to be reasonable with the unreasonable. It’s easy to be reasonable with the reasonable because the reasonable are reasonable, but God says we are to be reasonable with the unreasonable, and that’s hard because they are unreasonable. We don’t allow others to determine how we respond to them, we always respond reasonably.”
“We are to respond reasonably to authority whether we like the authority or not. We must never allow the world to force us lose our radical faith in Christ, and never allow the world to force us to lose our reasonable approach to life.”
“We are to be reasonable when we represent Christ. No one has ever been forced into genuine faith in Christ. No one has ever been argued into The Kingdom. People are influenced by others by the reasonableness of their speech.”
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“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger Week of 09/17/17
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Our Devotion: “Preparing the Seeds” by Shelley N. Sample of Woodhaven, Michigan, a summer 2017 professional writing student at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.
“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6
When I was a youngster, I was given some seeds. Before planting them, I was told they needed to be moisturized and softened through a soaking process. Thus, every morning when I rose, I filled a tiny plastic cup to the brim with water. Within the cup were the precious seeds. And, indeed, after a week the seeds were not brittle, but rather were plump, soft, and aeriated. I pushed them into rich soil in our outdoor garden and within weeks we had a row of plants.
I am convinced that the seeds of Christian maturity are planted in each of us when we accept Jesus as our Savior. But I’m also convinced we need to nourish those seeds with “living water.” Regular Bible reading, daily prayer, Christian fellowship, tithing, serving others, and witnessing are just a few of the ways we can be filled to the brim with spiritual blessings. Let’s strive to bring in an abundant harvest by first tending to the seeds in our own souls.
PRAYER: Lord, we pray that you would water the seeds within us every day. Grow us and strengthen us so that we may learn to serve you and honor you in all that we do.
Book Review 09/20/2017
This Book Review is by Sonya Downing, a professional writing major at Taylor University.
By Brandilyn Collins
Challow Press, PB, 315 pages
Vain Empires begins when six contestants arrive on the set of a reality show that offers the fulfilment of all their dreams as the prize. All it takes to win is to learn which of the seven deadly sins each of them represents. Simple, right? Wrong. The contestants realize their shot at happiness comes with a cost: each of them has a damning secret… and those secrets are about to be splattered across TV screens all across the world. To solve the mystery, the characters – and the readers along with them – receive clues twice a day. Tensions skyrocket as contestants scramble to piece messages and hints together. By the time the three days are up, all of them – even the winner – will go home utterly destroyed.
Dark, twisted, and suspenseful, the plot made it impossible to close the book and go to sleep at a decent hour. Also, despite a few patches of awkward dialogue, the characters felt believable and real. Unfortunately, as the story progresses, the characters all prove to be despicable human beings, which made it difficult to root for or empathize with any of them. As a result, the major plot twist at the end packs none of the punch that was intended. With that being said, Vain Empires was still a decent work, and I would recommend it to anyone in the mood for a little suspense.
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