HCU News for October 1, 2012
It’s great to have the Heritage Associates meeting on campus today (10.1.12)!
To date for 2012 alumnus Rodney Rice reports 54 baptisms in the Decatur Correctional Facility. Outstanding!
Thanks to alumnus Sonny Owens for his leadership in the Pray for America program at Sherrod Avenue last night (9.30.12). We found the program encouraging. From the songs and prayers to Willie Hamblen’s passionate address, God was honored.
This is midterm week. Students will appreciate our prayers for energy, victory, and perseverance.
Don Williams will be teaching a 10-week Grief Support Class in the fellowship building of the Shiloh Church of Christ on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8:00 from October 2 through December 11. The class and all handouts are free. We highly recommend Don’s excellent class.
On Thursday, October 4, Dr. Allan McNicol will present the Jack P. Lewis Lectures for 2012 at Heritage Christian University. Dr. McNicol will deliver two lectures titled “The Fulfillment of God’s Endangered Promises,” which will broadly cover ecclesiology, Biblical theology, and the Book of Revelation. These lectures will be at 10am and 1pm. At 11:30, we will have lunch, and during the noon hour Dr. McNicol will offer some reflections on his life in the church and in the academy and take questions from the audience.
The fall HCU Benefit Dinner series will begin tomorrow, October 2nd in Mobile, AL at Central Church of Christ and end November 1st at the Lewisville Church of Christ in Dallas, TX. While in Dallas, we will have the opportunity to worship with good friend and former HCU Dean, Cory Collins at Keller Church of Christ.
Dr. Jeremy Barrier will present “Apocryphal Gospels and the Historical Jesus: What Can Recent Discoveries Teach Us?” at 6:30 on Tuesday evening October 16 in the Overton Memorial Library. Please invite your friends to this free presentation.
HCU Chapel Schedule 10/2-10/5
Tuesday (10/2) - Ministry and Sex: Sexual Harassment (Dr. Jeremy Barrier)
Wednesday (10/3) - Worship led by Brad McKinnon
Thursday (10/4) - Augsburg Confession (James Farris)
Friday (10/5) - Singing
Please keep praying for the evangelistic campaigns set for the week of October 21. John Davis, John Henry, and Jake Leonard will lead the group working with the Richlands Church of Christ in Richland, North Carolina. Will Martin will lead the group working with the Westvue Church of Christ in Lewisburg, Tennessee. Willie and Betty Hamblen and Bill Bagents will be teaching in Cape Town, South Africa during campaign week.
James Farris delivered an outstanding chapel lesson on “The 95 Theses” last Thursday. He effectively communicated the courage behind and the ongoing impact of this famous call to respect the authority of the Bible above that of any human.
Reserve the dates:
April 17-19, 2013. HCU will host the 32nd Annual India Evangelism Workshop.
June 12-14, 2013. HCU will host the National Jail and Prison Ministry Workshop.
Keep in your daily prayers: Emmanuel Adegoroye, David Arny, Bob Bauman, Dot Bishop, David Blackwell, Jonathan Brewer, Eden Burleson, Bob Comer, Austin and Betty Davenport, Jerry Davidson, Nita Dempsey (grandmother of Molly Daily), Julie Frederick (daughter of John and Kathy Lawson), Sara Goldman, Randy Imel, Faye Johnson (Corandle’s wife), Lori Kashorek, Clara Credit-Kemp, Michael May, Martha Polk, Ralph Richardson, Avery Shappley (daughter of board member Robert Shappley), Gail Stevenson, Marah and Lily True, and Shirley Trousdale (grandmother of Ashley Hudson).
Thought for the week: We love the truth of Acts 20:35, “…Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” We love to think of those words in terms of 1 Chronicles 29:9, “Then the people rejoiced because they had given willingly, for with a whole heart they had offered freely to the Lord.” That same great truth is documented in 2 Corinthians 8. Those who first give themselves to God find all godly giving to be a joy. The privilege of giving glory to God is awesome.