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“Great Day” Tuesday 06/19/2018
We live in a wonderful world. A world to be enjoyed, cherished and preserved.
Being green is not a new concept. Centuries before the birth of Christ, the Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea wrote; “The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.”
Long before that God spelled out our responsibility. In the book of Genesis we read; “The Lord God planted a garden in Eden, and there He put the man he had formed. And the Lord God made all kinds of trees grow. The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.”
The world is our garden, it is ours to tend. Our future depends on it. Let’s keep it wonderful!
A recommended song to accompany this devotion is “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.
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“Great Day Presents” Week Of 06/17/2018- 06/23/2018
The Chapel Quotes
“We believe the Bible is God’s Word because there are prophecies that were given that were later fulfilled. The Bible also tells things people didn’t know about science and nature. There are times when the Bible makes an archeological statement that is found to be true centuries if not millennia later. The most powerful reason we believe the Bible is God’s Word is because it will change your life.”
“God wants to use ordinary people like you and me to tell our story and to influence others for Christ. You can be a pastor as much as anyone. You have a story that’s as powerful as anybody’s. It may be common, but that’s what makes it so powerful, because most of the rest of us are so common.”
“The church is a hospital, and Celebrate Recovery is the intensive care unit. If you’re struggling with a hurt, habit or hang-up, if there’s an area of your life you’re not in control of, Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step Christ centered recovery program Monday at 7pm.”
“There’s nothing wrong with repeated prayer for the same need. God isn’t bothered by our constant asking. Because sometimes the process of repeated asking does something in our life more than just answering prayer. Sometimes God has to change our hearts, and the frequency of our praying may move our heart in a different direction.”
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“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger Week of 06/17/2018.
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Our Devotion: “Heavenly Lifeguard” by Sarah Burns of Avon, Indiana, a 2017 summer professional writing student at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.
“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear; I will help you.” Proverbs 1: 33 (ESV)
It was a summer day and my family was on vacation at the beach. I always loved taking these trips since I lived very far from the coast. I was so eager to dive in, I didn’t pay attention to the somewhat stormy conditions still lingering from the days before. As soon as my feet hit the sand, I ran into the water and went as far out as I could swim. No more than a minute later, a wave came and I was sucked into the undertow. I was engulfed by water and my sense of direction was lost. I thought there was no hope of me resurfacing. Seconds later, however, I felt my father’s strong grasp pulling me out of the water, and I began gasping for air.
Just as my earthly father rescued me that day, my heavenly father has saved me numerous times from the dangerous waters of temptation, sin, and spiritual weakness. His hand sustains me.
PRAYER: Lord, help me not to be afraid when the waters of life surge, but to reach for your hand. Amen.
Book Review 06/13/2018
This Book Review is by Alyssa Roat, a professional writing major at Taylor University.
Habits of Grace
by David Mathis
Crossway Books, PB, 238 pages
In this book, Mathis explores the “habits of grace,” or spiritual disciplines. He divides them into the three categories of (1) the Word, (2) prayer, and (3) fellowship, or “hear His voice,” “have His ear,” and “belong to His body.” In a style reminiscent of A. W. Tozer, he spends a chapter on each of the disciplines, focusing on aspects of meditation, scripture memorization, fasting, and corporate worship, with extra chapters included about evangelism and personal management of time and money.
Not concerned with stories or specifics, Mathis dives into the meat of each of the topics, with each chapter delivering valuable content like a well-researched sermon. His insights are both practical and applicable to all situations, while primarily concerned with the person of Christ.
This book is not an “entertaining” one to read, but might instead be considered solid spiritual food to be feasted upon and slowly digested by those earnestly seeking to know Jesus more intimately. Though theologically and spiritually rich, this book is simple enough for the beginning Christian, even while nourishing the seasoned saint.
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