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“Great Day” Tuesday 03/19/2019
There are times in life when we think, ‘if I were in-charge of this or that things would be different.’
Maybe. When given the opportunity to bring about change we often get a reality-check, because there are complications we never imagined.
Fortunately, there is only one God who knows all and controls everything.
As we seek His guidance we’re blessed with wonderful ideas to make this a better world.
A recommended song to accompany this devotion is “If I Ruled The World” by Tony Bennett and Celine Dion.
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“Great Day Presents” Week Of 03/17/2019 – 03/23/2019
The Chapel Quotes
“What we say and how we act when times are the toughest are actually the truest reflections of who we are deep down within our soul.”
“Through repentance we have forgiveness of sins. You cannot commit a sin so big that God cannot forgive. We are not to see ourselves as the beholders of justice, but of forgiveness. Christ serves as the model that we should follow to be dispensers and beholders of not of justice, not of retribution, but forgiveness, grace and mercy.”
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“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger Week of 03/17/2019.
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Our Devotion: “As Far as the East Is from the West” by Katie Pfotzer of San Francisco, CA, a professional writing student at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.
“As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:12 (ESV)
As Christians, we are told to forgive one another. This exhortation has been drilled into us from the first time in Sunday school when Bobby Oatis stole the doll you were playing with (or maybe that’s just me).
It is not always easy to forgive others, but it can be even more difficult to forgive ourselves. In the Christian world, it can sometimes even be seen as godly to carry around guilt for over our sin long after we have confessed.
My friend, how can we accomplish anything for God—how can we move forward with the calling He has for us—if we are stuck in the guilt of our past sin?
We are the adopted sons and daughters of the King. God says He has separated our sin from us “as far as the east is from the west.”
When we live our lives drenched in shame, we neglect the most beautiful part of God’s free gift of grace—a new beginning.
Prayer: Lord, help me to let go of what has consumed me so I may do Your will on this earth. Amen.
Book Review 03/13/2019
This Book Review is by Tarah Zumbrun, Professional Writing student at Taylor University, Upland, Indiana
By R. C. Sproul
Baker, PB, 209 pages
C. Sproul’s Faith Alone is an excellent, in-depth history and analysis of the difference between the Roman Catholic and Reformer views of the doctrine of justification. The Reformers’ beliefs stand firm in the idea that faith is all a sinner needs to be saved, but good works will surely follow if the faith is true. This means justification is only obtained through Jesus’ sacrifice and God’s grace. The Roman Catholic beliefs assume justification is a declaration from God that is first earned through inherent righteousness. This does not coincide with the Reformers’ doctrine of sola fide. The nature of these differing beliefs has sparked confusion, disagreements, and even wars. However, the way society responds to these differences has also evolved drastically since the controversy started.
Sproul uses examples from many unique authors, theologians, and prominent religious leaders to thoroughly explain the core of each side’s doctrines. It is impossible to read this book as a Christian and not learn something new about either the history of the church or the fundamental values of different branches of Christianity that are too often overlooked. Many Christians do not realize that the difference of interpretation and analysis of the Bible that started this conflict still remains today. Knowing what the Bible says about justification, faith, and works is crucial to having a relationship with the Lord, and this book can provide informative guidance in that journey to truth.
This book is perfect for any adult (18 or older) searching for truth and understanding regarding why Roman Catholics and Protestants hold their differing beliefs about justification. Having the knowledge and understanding to back up one’s beliefs is priceless. Reading this book will inspire introspection and curiosity into the current views of the church.
Review used by permission of Evangelical Church Library Association (ECLA)
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