Posts tagged: One Another

Our Testimony of Loving One Another

By Bailie Rouse on September 7, 2018

The theme for chapel this semester is "An Appropriate One Another." This week, Dr. Kenneth Reid asked the question "How do our lives speak?" Are we living a lifestyle, which glorifies God and overflows with love for one another? In John 13:34-35, it is evident that as followers of Jesus, we are to live a life, which demonstrates love for God and love for one another. It is clear that love is the defining…

Bearing with One Another

By Bailie Rouse on September 14, 2018

This week in chapel, Dr. Max Botner taught from Ephesians 4:1-2 and Ephesians 2: 4-10 to emphasize the importance of being patient and bearing with one another in love. We are unable to bear with one another, if we do not truly know one another. He asks the question, "How are we to fight to maintain the unity of the Holy Spirit if we do not know our brothers and sisters?"

This is especially critical…

Speaking to One Another with Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs

By Bailie Rouse on September 21, 2018

This week in chapel, Pastor Brenda DeVries, preached from Ephesians 5:15-21, which emphasizes that we are to speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. As a community of believers who follow the way of Jesus, we are called to put into practice what it means to love and care for one another. Those who are God's redeemed people are God's temple, a place in which God desires to fill…

Wheat and Weeds

By Bailie Rouse on September 28, 2018

This week in chapel, Chaplain Bowditch spoke on the wheat and weeds parable found in Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43. Throughout the parable, Jesus utilizes several comparisons to help demonstrate the basic truths of how God sees things and informs our Christian worldview. God is the sower; the world is His field, and Christ followers are the good seed or the kingdom of God who are to spread the Good News…

In Our Image, After Our likeness

By Bailie Rouse on October 8, 2018

This week in chapel, Dr. Turner discussed Perichoretic reciprocity and the difference between Christian reciprocity and human reciprocity. He emphasized that as Christians, we are not called to be just a club of fans, but we are to take a different approach to love one another well. Dr. Turner also expressed the difference between the ontological Trinity, which acknowledges that the Father, Son and…

Marcus Little: Bearing One Another's Burden

By Bailie Rouse on October 10, 2018

This week in chapel, Pastor Marcus Little preached from Galatians 6:1-2, which emphasizes that we are to bear one another's burdens, and, in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ. Pastor Little reminded us that as believers the way we serve one another is founded and rooted in love, and this is seen through the fruit of the Spirit. He states, "You cannot demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit in…

Doug Fagerstrom: Here I Am Lord, Send Me

By Bailie Rouse on October 18, 2018

This week in chapel, Dr. Doug Fagerstrom, emphasized that the Gospel is the sum essence of the person, the work and the words of Christ Jesus. As disciples of Christ Jesus, we are purposed to demonstrate who Christ is. Many individuals in the work place are longing to be known and to be heard. The Scripture Isaiah 6: 8 says, "Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send? And who will…

Walter Gibson: Valuing Others Above Yourself

By Bailie Rouse on October 25, 2018

This week in chapel, Dr. Walter Gibson preached from Philippians 2:1-4, and he highlighted that we are to do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. We are to look to the interests of others over our own desires and interests.

The astronomer Copernicus discovered that the earth is not at the center of the cosmos. Rather, it is the sun that is at the center, and the earth revolves around it…

Joy Bonnema: Practicing Kindness

By Bailie Rouse on November 2, 2018

This week in chapel, Pastor Joy Bonnema taught from John 13:34, which says "a new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." As believers in Christ, we are to practice kindness by loving one another. Joy emphasized that to practice kindness "costs nothing, and it gives everything." When we act out of kindness, it can change the demeanor of the ones we…

Darrell Yoder: What's Blocking Your View?

By Bailie Rouse on November 12, 2018

This week in chapel, Darrell Yoder began his teaching by asking the question, "what is blocking your view, and are you willing to move?" Darrell taught out of 1 John 4:7-12, which calls us to love one another, and the Scripture stresses that if we do not love one another, then we do not know God. God's love is made complete in us when we move toward loving one another, but this love requires that we…

Veverly Austin: It's Time to Put on Some New Clothes

By Bailie Rouse on November 16, 2018

This week in chapel, Pastor Veverly Austin preached on Colossians 3:12-15, which compels us to put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience and also to put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Though our original identity of being a sinner is found in Adam, our new identity is found in Jesus as a holy, blameless new creation. Colossians 3:3 states, "For you have…

Sharon Brown: As Dearly Loved Children

By Bailie Rouse on November 30, 2018

This week in chapel, Sharon Brown led us through a time of prayer by incorporating prayer exercises. We opened in prayer with open hands facing upwards as a way to cast all our cares upon the Lord.  She emphasized that as we pray to God we are releasing and receiving with open hands. 

Sharon taught from Ephesians 4:32-5:2 to guide us in this time of prayer. We were reminded that we can only be kind…

Alexiana Fry: On the Lips of the Faithful

By Bailie Rouse on December 7, 2018

This week in chapel, Alexiana Fry taught from James 5:13-18. Alexiana reminds us that James is a letter to Jews by Jews, and as James writes, he is expressing what it means to live as kingdom people, a people group who are holy and set apart. In this Scripture, James is inviting us into confession and intercession, two things that distinctly distinguish members of the body of Christ. Alexiana emphasizes…

President Stowell: Be Still and Know that I am God

By Bailie Rouse on March 15, 2019

This week in chapel, Dr. Joe Stowell preached from Psalm 46, which reminds believers that the Lord is our refuge and strength, and in our trouble, He is our ever-present help. God has a plan for the church and His people even in the midst of chaos and turmoil. As his children, we are called to cease striving and to be still and know that He is God. We are to be vulnerable by allowing ourselves to put…