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“Great Day” Monday 07/16/2018
When facing seemingly insurmountable problems, King David said; “I lift my eyes to the hills, my help comes from the Lord.”
In the New Testament, the Lord sent the angel Gabriel to tell Mary; “Nothing is impossible with God.”
In like manner Jesus told His disciples; “All things are possible with God”.
And speaking of Jesus, the apostle Paul says; “I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.”
When things are looking down, it’s time for us to look up, (beyond the hills) to seek Divine intervention.
A recommended song to accompany this devotion is “All Things Are Possible” by Darlene Zschech.
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“Great Day Presents” Week Of 07/15/2018- 07/21/2018
The Chapel Quotes
“As Christians, our primary citizenship is in heaven. We are only citizens of this country for a short while, and if you handle your life right you’ll make sure you are a dual citizen. You’ll make sure that you are a citizen in the Kingdom of God.”
“When you are facing situations that cause you to be anxious, when worry has taken over your thought life R-E-S-T, rest in the Lord. R-Rejoice in the Lord. E-Express your heart to God. S-Set your mind on things above. T-Trust God through it all. Stop thinking about your pain and your problems and start thinking about God’s promises and power. Stop thinking about your hurts and hang-ups and start thinking about God’s hope and healing.”
“Look to positive people. You need positive people in your life. Surround yourself with positive people and force yourself to step up to their level. God’s promise is peace not prosperity. When life is unravelling God is what keeps us together. We cannot choose what happens to us, we can only choose how we respond. We can respond with bitterness and resentment, and most of all worry and anxiety, or we, like the apostle Paul, can be content. This only makes sense if our primary citizenship is in heaven.”
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“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger Week of 07/15/2018.
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Our Devotion: “Getting a Passing Grade” by Madeline K. Porter of Arcadia, Florida, a 2017 summer professional writing student at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 (NIV)
I took my second semester of Spanish as an online class. Oddly, during the entire semester none of my grades were ever posted. Because of this, I couldn’t tell what topics I was strong in and which areas I needed to improve in. As a result, my final grade was lower that it would have been if I’d only been made aware of my errors and weaknesses.
Something similar can occur in our Christian walk. If we aren’t seeing positive changes in our lives because of our relationship with Christ, maybe we need to open the text and examine what we are weak in. Could it be a lack of Bible study, prayer, meditation, witnessing, or perhaps service to others? Seeking feedback from the Lord can give us parameters by which to redirect our behavior, attitudes, and obedience. He is a master teacher, and he wants us to pass.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to continuously be a diligent student of your word. Amen.
Book Review 07/11/2018
This Book Review is by Sonya Downing, a professional writing major at Taylor University.
50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith: A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology
By Gregg R. Allison
Baker Books, PB, 409 pages
All Christians say they believe in God, Jesus’ resurrection, and the Bible, but few can offer a deeper explanation of what that means. Seminary professor Gregg R. Allison seeks to address this problem in this book, which separates Christian theology into fifty guiding principles. Allison gives a broad overview of subjects such as creation, salvation, the Bible’s divine inspiration, and other key points of doctrine believers need to know. By doing so, he gives readers a solid, reliable resource by which to expand their knowledge and faith.
Although the style is academically dry in places, Allison’s writing is logical, to-the-point, and free of needless frills. Each chapter begins with a summary of key concepts and ends with an outline that pastors, theology professors, or other leaders can use to lead Bible studies. This, along with the above-average reading difficulty, makes it a better book for church officials, college and seminary professors, and theology buffs than newcomers to the faith. This knowledge can help them fully understand their faith so they can share it more effectively.
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