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“Great Day” Saturday 05/27/2017

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.
To hear the complete 3-minute program click > on the sound bar ABOVE, or contact and request that it to be sent to your e-mail daily.
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“Great Day Presents” Week Of 05/21/2017- 05/27/2017

The Chapel Quotes

“We ought to be looking for ways about being intentional in investing in the next generation. A win with children is raising children who will grow up to love God. More than anything else we want our kids to grow up to love God. The number one way you help your kids love God is if you love God. In faith things are far more caught than they are taught. Our faith in Christ is meant to be a celebration. Celebrate all that God does for us. If you want your kids to love God, then give God your first and your best. There’s a real temptation to give God our least and our leftovers.”

“We should love God because we are loved by God, made by God and made for God. You were made for something more than yourself. We should love God because we are saved by God, and because God cares for us.”

“If you are trying to find your worth and your purpose in life through a relationship, through a sexual experience, through a drug, through alcohol, through money, though a church service, it isn’t going to happen. It’s only going to let you down. But if you come to Jesus, if you are born again into His family, if you love Him with all of your heart, your world is going to change for eternity.”

“Take time to treasure God’s Word. You’re only going to get to know God better if you get into His Word. Your kids need to know you value God’s Word.”

To access complete messages from The Chapel click to go to The Chapel website.

“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger Week of 05/21/17

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Devotion 05/28/2017
Our Devotion: “Give It All for God” by Sarah Lyons of Carmel, Indiana.
She is a book reviewer for Christian Book Previews and a devotional writer for
The Aboite Independent.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not human masters.”  Colossians 3:23 (NIV)

During my first week working at an office supply store, I was a nervous wreck. I had to memorize how to do things by situation, not as a set process. No one could answer the questions I wanted to ask because I didn’t know how to word them.

Things went on like this for several weeks. I felt like I was making nothing but mistakes, and eventually I got extremely discouraged. “This is terrible!” I complained to my parents one evening. “There is no possible way I can keep working like this. No matter how hard I try, I always make a complete mess!”

“Stick with it,” they encouraged me. “Everyone has trouble when starting something totally new.”

I’ve learned since then that that’s true—nothing is ever as easy as it first seems. But I’ve gotten something deeper out of my perseverance. God has told us that we should do everything as if it is for Him, not just for our boss. Though it wouldn’t be too difficult to give up on a task that seemed too hard on earth, it’s a lot harder to do so if you know that you’re working for God’s glory. No matter how frustrating things are, God doesn’t want us to give up. He wants us to give it our best, because we’re doing it for Him. By the way, I eventually mastered that job and even got a raise.

PRAYER: Lord, don’t let me be quick to give up on what I deem as a lost cause. Help me to remember that you want me always to try my best, because the things I do are all for your glory. Amen.

Book Review 05/24/2017
This Book Review comes from Megan Alms, a Professional Writing Major at Taylor University, Upland, Indiana.

REFLECT: Becoming Yourself by Mirroring the Greatest Person in History
By Thaddeus J. Williams
Weaver Book Company, PB, 233 pages

In an acronym of the book’s title, Williams illustrates how readers can “reflect” the work of Jesus by learning how to Reason, Emote, Flip, Love, Elevate, Create, and Transform. Each chapter focuses on one of these attributes, digging deeper into how Jesus displayed and lived them. Williams cites many historical figures who “reflected” Jesus, using both inspirational quotations and scripture passages to provide a guide for readers to become more like the Lord. REFLECT explains what it means to worship in everyday life by displaying attributes of Christ. Being Christ-like isn’t just a key to heaven; it is a choice that makes life on earth more meaningful, enjoyable, and fulfilling.

Williams has an approachable, conversational tone that speaks to the reader as a fellow seeker of Christ. While the writing is aimed at adults, REFLECT could easily be read and applied by anyone 15 or older. Likewise, the information Williams presents is pertinent and of value to both new converts and more seasoned Christians.  REFLECT doesn’t simply tell the reader what to do; it highlights what Jesus did and applies that to modern life. This book also includes an interactive “Reflection Log” and an extensive index.

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