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“Great Day” Tuesday 09/26/2017
In the book of Job first we read; “Man born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble. He springs up like a flower and withers away; like a fleeting shadow, he does not endure.”
|And then a question; “How can one born of a woman be pure?”
The answer comes from the apostle Paul; “At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior.”
As humans we are born into a sinful world. By our acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior we’re no longer slaves to sin, we’re born again, born free!
A recommended song to accompany this devotion is “Born Free” by Roger Williams.
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“Great Day Presents” Week Of 09/24/2017- 09/30/2017
The Chapel Quotes
“We are in a declining Spiritual culture. We have shifted from a faith-based culture to an individual-based culture that believes that you should do anything you want to do as an individual, and you’re not responsible for how that affects other people. We are not dependent on being the minority or majority, we have a call on our life that no matter what the culture is doing we can have an impact for Christ.”
“There are things that money can buy. Let’s not deny that money is a powerful, helpful, useful tool. But there are things that money can’t buy. Money can’t buy peace of heart, purpose in life, heal a broken relationship, or a walk with Christ. As we become more and more dependent on money, we become more Spiritually poor.”
“We have selective perception. We have the ability to see whatever we train our eyes to see, and once we see something it awakens our eyes. If you are a follower of Jesus, you know other followers of Jesus. But if you’re not a follower of Jesus you’re not going to see Jesus, you’re not going to find Him. Your eyes are blind to that. If your eyes are open to Jesus you’re going to see Him all the time. If your eyes, your mind, your heart are closed to Jesus, you’re not going to see Him when He’s right there helping you.”
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“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger Week of 09/24/17
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Our Devotion: “A Friend in All Circumstances” by Madeline K. Porter of Arcadia, Florida. She was a 2017 summer professional writing student at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.
“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)
Nervousness, anxiety, loneliness. Those were my feelings as I arrived at the soccer field for practice with a new team. Everyone else went to the same school or already knew each other. Some ignored me because I was quiet, and some were just more comfortable around kids who cussed and told off-color stories. Since I refused to participate in their type of fun, I was made an outsider. At first, I worried I’d be friendless the entire season. However, during a devotion time, I was reminded that Jesus was my best friend, someone who would never desert me. I put my trust in him and tried to play soccer with team spirit, good sportsmanship, and diligence. In time, I won the respect of my teammates, several of whom became friends for years to come. My testimony didn’t change, but their acceptance of me did. I was able to share my faith because I had kept my trust in my heavenly friend. He was a coach who trained me well.
Prayer: Dear Jesus, please help us to remember that I am never alone in this world, thanks to your love and care. Amen.
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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