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“Great Day” Friday 03/23/2018

In the 9th Chapter of Matthew the story is told of two blind men following Jesus, calling out; “Have mercy on us Son of David”.
Jesus asked them; “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”
“Yes Lord,”
they replied.
Then He touched their eyes and said; “According to your faith it will be done to you.” And their sight was restored.
To see clearly, we too, in faith must open our heart to the Lord.

A recommended song to accompany this devotion is “Open The Eyes Of My Heart” by The Praise Singers.
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“Great Day Presents” Week Of 03/18/2018- 03/24/2018

The Chapel Quotes

We’re all people looking for what is our life purpose, and we believe that’s knowing God through faith in Jesus Christ. Our desire is to help those who’ve not yet come to faith in Christ.”

“There are three broad statements agreed to by scholars both believers and none believers. First, Jesus lived and died as an historical figure. The second is Jesus’ followers at least thought they had seen appearances of the risen Jesus. Third, that gave them a life changing, life transforming experience.”

“The message of the Scriptures over and over again is that by His power God raised the Lord from the dead, and He will raise us also.”

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“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger Week of 03/18/18.

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Devotion 03/18/2018
Our Devotion: “An Excellent Finished Product”  by Liesel Koopmans of Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, a 2017 summer professional writing student at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.

“God saw all he had made, and it was very good.” Genesis 1:31  

Baking. You know–cupcakes, cookies, and pies? So tasty and aromatic. When I bake my favorite muffins, I blend delicious special ingredients, such as flour, sugar, pumpkin, and chocolate chips. As soon as the muffins are out of the oven and dolloped with smooth cream cheese frosting, they are finished and ready to be enjoyed. Yummy! I often compliment myself on a job well done.

When God created the world, he did a lot of marvelous blending, too, and on a much grander scale than my little muffins. He created a balance of land, mountains, water, sky, vegetation, animals, and man. On the sixth day, the Earth was done and God said that it was a job well done.

Perhaps at first consideration pumpkin chocolate chip muffins and God’s world do not seem similar. But working with a recipe helps me appreciate mixture, ingredients, consistency, and timing. It affirms to me that there truly is a Creator who, like me, enjoys making an end product that is attractive and functional. For me, reading the opening chapters of Genesis is like delving into a marvelous cookbook.

PRAYER: Lord, help me to appreciate all you have created and help me see the good in everything. Amen.

Book Review 3/21/2018
This Book Review is by Mrs. Margaret Neal, a Professional Writing Major at Taylor University.

Building the Body: 12 Characteristics of a Fit Church
By Gary L. McIntosh and Phil Stevenson
Baker Books, PB, 224 pages

What does it mean to be physically “healthy?” What about “fit?” Is there a difference between the two? These are the questions McIntosh and Stevenson explore in this book. “Just as physically healthy people might not actually be fit enough to run a 5k,” the book proposes, “so the church can appear healthy…but not exhibit fitness.” In order to use the human body as a metaphor for church health and fitness, the authors begin by guiding readers through the five stages of personal fitness: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. These five sections are then paralleled with church fitness, which involves developing and strengthening Christ centered worship, community outreach, and personal ministry. The premise is, just as a human body cannot be strong if it has a damaged heart or limp muscles or degenerate bone structure, the church cannot be completely healthy if it has no evangelistic effort to bring in new converts or it has no programs to help the homeless or it has no vibrant worship services that praise God.  The authors make their analogy evident, and then they offer suggestions, plans, and projects by which to make an ailing church more fit.

Because this is written in non-technical language and because it makes its theology easy to understand, it could be enjoy by an adult/who is passionate about strengthening the church.  Throughout the book, the illustration of a runner is used. This illustration not only helps readers to remember the qualities of a fit church, but it also provides a good picture for readers to use in assessing their own church. This illustration of running is even biblical. Paul compares a faith journey to a long-distance run: “Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” – Hebrews 12:1 (NIV).

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