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“Great Day” Saturday 05/25/2019
Sometimes the pieces to ‘the puzzle of life’ just don’t seem to fit together.
We find the storms of life getting us down as we get caught in a downpour of problems.
That’s when it’s time to roll back the clouds of despair and welcome the Son. That’s S-O-N.
The apostle Paul reminds us; “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Jesus came to show us the way. In fact Christ says; “I am the way, the truth and the life.”
It’s simply up to us to follow His direction. We have freedom when the Son shines through us.
A recommended song to accompany this devotion is “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” by B.J.Thomas.
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“Great Day Presents” Week Of 05/19/2019 – 05/252019
The Chapel Quotes
“There was a point in time when the Holy Spirit spoke through human beings, and because that inspiration took place those Words came to have authority, they carried Divine weight, the literal Words of God as He was revealing Himself to us. What gives a book its authority is not what humans decide it’s how God spoke through those humans that gives those Words Divine weight.”
”The Church is not the determiner of the canon, but the discoverer of books that have Divine weight. We can have confidence that the Bible that we have, the 39 books of the Old Testament and the 27 books of the New Testament, are truly the Words of God.”
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“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger Week of 05/19/2019.
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Our Devotion: “Life Line” by Hope Bolinger of Hudson, Ohio, a professional writing student at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.
“Then we will no longer be infants . . . blown here and there by every wind of teaching.” Ephesians 4:14 (NIV)
The canyon plummeted four hundred feet.
My right gloved hand gripped the cable which held my harness. My zip line instructors warned me to never release the rope. Rather, I had to keep my thumb and forefinger encircling the life line at all times. Even though the harness secured against the rope so I wouldn’t fall, they still advised me to never liberate my grip.
I shoved myself off the platform and whizzed down the cable. My right hand continued to clasp the rope, and I maintained my balance. I glanced downward at the forest beneath me. My hand jerked free and clutched my heart when I gazed at the four-hundred-foot drop. However, the second I released the life line, my harness began to spin uncontrollably. My arms flailed as I attempted to regain my clasp.
As Christians, Jesus serves as our harness. Even when we let go of him, he continues to cling to us. However, when we place our faith in anything but the life line, and we release our grip, our lives tend to whirl out of control.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me to remember to always hold on tightly to you. Amen.
Book Review 05/22/2019
This Book Review is by Jori Hanna, Professional Writing student at Taylor University, Upland, Indiana
Can’t Make This Stuff Up!
By Susannah B. Lewis
Nelson, PB, 224 pages
Susannah B. Lewis is a skilled comedy writer. In Can’t Make This Stuff Up, she explores the hardships of grief while offering raw vulnerability through her own story, drawing from her experiences for examples of how God moves and works in the twenty-first century. She blends comedy with biblical truth to create an entertaining and authentic collection of life lessons. Her stories stem from her life as a child, growing up with a father who drank too much and a mother who had to raise her on her own. As the book unfolds, Lewis takes you on the journey of her formative years, from childhood to adulthood, navigating middle school, high school, college, marriage, raising children, and looking at what it means to lose both parents before she turned forty.
This book is entertaining and candid, bringing the reality of life into the message of the gospel, all with a hint of Southern charm. Lewis shares the stories of her life that are so crazy she couldn’t have made them up, in the end relating it all back to Jesus and the lessons God taught her as she learned what it meant to be an adult, a mother, a daughter, and a wife.
Lewis deals with the raw, honest reality of the hardships of life and approaches it all from a Christian perspective, shining a light on how God’s hand is in all parts of life—the good, the painful, and the humorous.
Review used by permission of Evangelical Church Library Association (ECLA)
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