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“Great Day” Wednesday 01/17/2018
Our thought for today is about true love, and comes from 1st Corinthians chapter 13 where the apostle Paul tells us: “Love is patient, Love is kind. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.”
A recommended song to accompany this devotion is “Mighty Love” by Bob Carlisle.
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“Great Day Presents” Week Of 01/14/2018- 01/20/2018
The Chapel Quotes
“If you want to have a great Spiritual harvest, just up your commitment to serving and studying God’s Word.”
“If somebody has made a moral failure, has made a shipwreck of their life and their family’s, our desire is to help them not to expose them. We all need grace. In our enthusiasm for telling people God’s truth we become so determined to be about the truth that we lose the grace. God’s grace is greater than all our sin.”
“We are not living in a state of social collapse and meltdown. God is still among us. God is still leading us. God is still guiding us, and we can have a moral and Spiritual revival”
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“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger Week of 01/14/18
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Our Devotion: “The Controller-Coaster” by Victoria Lawson of Fort Wayne, Indiana, a professional writing major at Taylor University.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: “I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4 (NIV)
Click click click click click… I gasped as the rattling coaster car came to an abrupt halt at the top of the first alpine crest, leaving each rider breathless. Suspended. Feet dangling. For a moment the world was still, as silent as the breeze that tossed my hair. After taking in the brilliant view, I knew I had to brace myself for the 300-foot, 80-degree slope of terror my friends had convinced me to experience. My first instinct was to reach for the harness over my shoulders and hold tightly, tensing every muscle to fight the effects of gravity. However, unlike the numerous other roller coasters I was eager to ride that day, the Millennium Force did not have a harness. It had a lap bar and a seatbelt — there was nothing else to hold. As the car tipped over the summit of the hill and my friend beside me shrieked with nervous anticipation, I made a split second decision — for the first time ever, I let go and held my hands in the air; I let gravity take me.
The Millennium Force became my all-time favorite roller coaster, and my fear of steep drops never returned. All I had to do was to stop resisting, delight in every twist and turn, and trust my seatbelt to hold me tight.
PRAYER: Dear God, if I am resisting you in my life right now, help me to trust in you to keep me safe. Give me the humility to surrender my control and find my boldness in you. Amen.
Book Review 01/17/2018
This Book Review is by Rachel M. Pfeiffer, a professional writing major at Taylor University.
Probing: Harbingers, Cycle Three
By Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt, and Alton Gansky
Bethany House, PB, 370 pages
Brenda, Andi, Tank, and the Professor are a team whether they like it or not. Forces beyond anything they’ve ever experienced have drawn them together, sending them on missions to combat an otherworldly evil. They’ve always completed their missions before, but the stakes continue to rise. Faced with more impossible challenges from Hollywood reality shows to pirates, this unlikely team must work together and come through or the whole world will suffer the consequences.
In this third installment, the authors succeed in weaving a story full of intrigue and action. Because this book is composed of four separate missions or sections, each one has great momentum and avoids the lulls that sometimes result from long, drawn out stories. This in addition to unique characters results in a book that more than maintains the readers’ interest.
Readers who enjoy mysteries and science fiction would especially appreciate this novel.
This book reminds us of the impact the media and technology have on our modern world. It also encourages its readers to think more deeply about their worldview and the implications it and their beliefs about God will have on their understanding of truth and morality.
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