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“Great Day” Monday 09/23/2019
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 09/22/2019
The Chapel Quotes
“We are living stones, we are God’s construction material, we are what God is using to build His Church. We are a living stone, we are a living testimony, we are a temple that God lives in by faith.”
“Remembering helps us be obedient to God. The more life goes well the less we feel we need od. The more life goes with problems and adversity the more we see our need for God. So as it turns out it’s healthier for us to have problems than to not have problems. When we don’t have problems we feel free to live out own life the way we want it to go. But when we have problems we can’t solve all of a sudden we say ‘God I need You’. So we need to remember in the goood days we need to follow the Lord, so we know Him on a first-name basis on the bad days when we really need His help.”
“Remembering helps us to be humble before God. It is our instinct to attribute the good things in our life to our hard work, our brilliant planning, our execution of our plan, and it’s all a pat on the back for ourselves. Remember it is not by our power but God’s goodness in our life. Remembering also helps us to prepare the next generation. There is power in remembering.”
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“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger Week of 09/22/2019.
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Our Devotion: “Falling Into Fear” by Keegan Rudmann of Fishers, Indiana, a devotional writer for The Aboite Independent and a book reviewer for Christian Book Previews
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
When I was six, my mom tucked me in. She said good night to me, and rubbed my back until I drifted off to sleep and into a dream world. Then, all of the sudden, I found myself falling. I tried to scream, but my voice stuck in my throat. I was trapped. It seemed as though I spent an eternity falling, and I feared I would never stop. Finally, I hit the ground with a loud thud, but I felt no pain, only joy. My fears disappeared and I went to sleep feeling relieved and safe. When the first rays of sunshine filtered into my room, I slowly opened my eyes. I found myself lying on the floor. During the night, I had fallen off my bed.
Are you falling away from God, and lost in a world of fear and sin? God says not to fear for he is there to protect us. God is the friendly ground you need as support in your life.
PRAYER: Lord, please help me to trust in you to save me from the fear and sin that I face every day. Amen.
Book Review 09/18/2019
This Book Review is by G. Connor Salter, Professional Writing alumnus from Taylor University, Upland, Indiana
Tortured for Christ (50th Anniversary Edition)
By Richard Wurmbrand
David C. Cook, PB, 208 pages
Richard Wurmbrand knew his faith could cost him many things living in Soviet-controlled Romania. In the end, it cost him fourteen years of his life. In this book, first published in 1967, Wurmbrand details his experiences as a pastor working with Romania’s underground church during the Soviet era. He describes the torture, mind control, and other agonies he experienced in prison, as well as the oppressive measures Soviet authorities used to fight Christianity throughout the country.
Wurmbrand commented that his book “has no literary value,” and in a limited sense that’s true. He clearly wrote the book as a passionate plea to understand what persecuted Christians were experiencing under Communism, not to impress literature critics or win book awards. Some of his comments (including his references to specific Soviet news articles and officials) feel a little outdated now that the people involved are long dead and the Soviet Union dissolved. However, Wumbrand’s brutal honesty about his experience and his pleas for Christians to be brave, loving, and courageous feel just as powerful today as they did decades ago.
Whether readers view it as a historical document about past persecution, a story about grace and faith, or an argument for the church to get serious about helping underground churches, the story will move them like few other books can. This book will rock the way readers view persecution, hope, and living for Christ.
Review used by permission of Evangelical Church Library Association (ECLA)
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