HCU News for October 8, 2012
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.
Thanks to Wayne Kilpatrick for leading a group of nearly 50 from the Madison (AL) Church of Christ on a restoration history tour.
On Saturday, October 6 the Overton Memorial Library welcomed special guests, Don and Evelyn Meredith from the Harding School of Theology in Memphis. Don serves HST as Director of Library Services.
Alumnus Alvin Alston visited campus today (10.8.12). He reports that Basil Overton is doing well. Brother Overton is with Tessa and her family in Kentucky. We appreciate Alvin’s kindness to so many, especially to Jerry and Alta Davidson in recent weeks.
We hear excellent reports regarding the presentation alumnus John Dean Muppidi made yesterday (10.7.12) to the Killen Church of Christ. John Dean is scheduled to be with the Mars Hill congregation at 5:00 on Sunday evening October 28.
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. They will be blessed to work with Phillip and Roslyn Hendricks.
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: Addictions and extremes rightly scare us. To be under the control of a substance or habit is to be weakened and endangered. Scripture tells us that God strongly favors self-control (Galatians 5:22-23, 2 Peter 1:5-9). There’s great virtue in being “temperate in all things,” even things that are in and of themselves good. God gives us a spirit “of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). God expects us to appreciate, feed, and follow that spirit. May God give us the wisdom to flee anything that would weaken our faith in Him or our service to Him.