Posts tagged: An Appropriate Example

Dr. Max Botner: An Appropriate Example: A Call to Action

By Bailie Rouse on September 6, 2019

This week in chapel, Dr. Max Botner kicked off the fall chapel semester theme "An Appropriate Example: A Call to Action" with Hebrews 11:1, which states "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see."

Two key points in faith are highlighted throughout the sermon. First, our hope as Christians is nothing other than the resurrection, and secondly, our faith is seen…

Dr. John Hilber: Embracing the Word (Ezek. 2:1 - 3:15)

By Bailie Rouse on September 19, 2019

This week in chapel, Dr. John Hilber continued the chapel series on An Appropriate Example: A Call to Action by preaching out of the Scripture Ezekiel 2:1 – 3:15. Although Ezekiel is not listed in the Hall of Faith in Hebrews 11, he is an example of one who faced severe persecution with perseverance even when he did not see the fulfillment of the things he hoped for. In Ezekiel 2, the Lord sends Ezekiel…

Dr. Mike Wittmer | The Life of Faith: Three Takeaways from Hebrews 11

By Bailie Rouse on September 27, 2019

This week in chapel, Dr. Wittmer preached from Hebrews 11, and he identified three key points. First, our faith rests entirely on God, and faith is a gift given to us by the Holy Spirit. Secondly, results may vary. There are some examples of the faith who did not receive what they were promised and who were tortured for their faith; yet they were commended for their faith, and the quality of faith…

Dr. Kenneth Reid: An Appropriate Example | Martyrs of the Early Church

By Bailie Rouse on October 2, 2019

This week in chapel, Dr. Kenneth Reid continued the theme of An Appropriate Example: A Call to Action by sharing the powerful stories of the martyrs of the early church. Hebrews 11:35-40 reminds us that there were followers of Christ who had not yet seen the victory and who had suffered great persecution because of their faith. Martyrs were committed to proclaiming the witness of Jesus Christ despite…

Dr. Kizombo Kalumbula - Hebrews 11:3

By Bailie Rouse on October 11, 2019

This week in chapel, Dr. Kizombo Kalumbula preached out of Hebrews 11:3, which states, "by faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible." It is the power of the Word of God that created the visible things out of the invisible, and the heavens declare the glory of God. Believers of Christ demonstrate confession of faith…

Dr. Stowell Rescuing the Trafficked Souls

By Bailie Rouse on October 18, 2019

This week in chapel, President Stowell preached on John 4:1 -26, which shares the story of Jesus with the woman at the well. Dr. Stowell emphasized that we often forget that the gospel continues to be John 3:16, which states, "for God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." Oftentimes as Christians, we focus on kingdom…

Connie Sattler | Faith in Action When You Can't See Clearly

By Bailie Rouse on October 24, 2019

This week in chapel, Connie Sattler preached on Hebrews 11:1-13 and Acts 6-7. She emphasized that we become easily frustrated when we are not able to see clearly. Faith is the confidence in what we hope for and the assurance for what we do not see. Connie noted that, if we cannot see something, there are two explanations. Either it is not there, or it is there and we don't have the ability to see what…

Jennifer Greer | Mark 7:24-30

By Bailie Rouse on November 1, 2019

This week in chapel, Jennifer Greer preached on the text Mark 7:24-30, in which the Syrophoenician woman approaches Jesus begging him to drive the demon out of her daughter.

Jesus had been traveling along the sea and visits Tyre, a non-Jewish wealthy city. The original readers may have been alarmed that Jesus was approached by a woman of Greek and Syrian background, a non-Jew who throws herself at…

Christy Carlin Knetsch: Stiff-necked or Submitted

By Bailie Rouse on November 22, 2019

This week in chapel, Christy Carlin Knetsch preached from 2 Chronicles 30: 6-9, in which Hezekiah calls the people in Israel to return to the Lord. He urges them to no longer be stiff-necked or stubborn, but rather they are to submit themselves to God who has made a great covenant with His people that He will be their God and they will be His people.

Hezekiah, a good king, was determined to follow…

Dr. Walter Gibson: Mix It Up

By Bailie Rouse on November 29, 2019

This week in chapel, Dr. Walter Gibson preached from Hebrews 11:4- 8 to emphasize the need to mix things up with our faith. In order for cement to become concrete, you must mix it with water, sand and gravel. Only once it has been mixed with these ingredients will it begin to take on true, solid concrete composition. Similarly, with our faith, certain things have to be mixed in order for God to make…

Veverly Austin: A Faith that Acts

By Bailie Rouse on December 6, 2019

This week in chapel, Pastor Veverly Austin preached on Hebrews 10:35-39 and Hebrews 11, and she emphasized that Hebrews is written to a group of people who are in despair, and the author of Hebrews is seeking to strengthen their spirit by testifying about others who went through great challenges and yet held on to God's promise. Our faith must move and have action, and it will unite us with God. If…