HCU News for September 17, 2012
We were blessed to have Fred Asare from the Village of Hope in Ghana, West Africa, speak in chapel last Tuesday. Thanks much to our brethren in Moulton for bringing him over. His words were so encouraging. Fred spoke very highly of HCU alumni Willie Gley and Leonard Amanatey.
We were blessed last Tuesday with a visit from alumnus Abiodun Emmanuel Adegoroye from Plateau State, Nigeria. Emmanuel is in remission after extensive treatment. He spoke glowingly about his years as a student.
We are pleased to announce that HCU made the 2013 Military Friendly Schools List. HCU is honored to count active service personnel among its student body.
President Jones will be preaching a gospel meeting with the Florence Boulevard Church of Christ September 23-26.
Alumnus Michael Farris delivered an excellent chapel lesson last Thursday, “My Advice for Having a Miserable Ministry.” Hope you view it online.
Thanks to all the team who helped set up for SHINE! Many hands made light (and very efficient) work. Sunday night attendance topped 400. SHINE continues through Tuesday night. Among the many notable helpers were Dianne Tays, Mary Arny, Brittany McGuire, Whitney Burgess, Jamie Cox, Barbara Dillon, Peggy Brewer, Lori Eastep, Travis & Stacy Harmon, Trevor & Amber Turner, Ryan Leachman, Rusty Pettus, Larry Taylor, Michael Jackson, Philip Goad, Pat Moon, and Jeremy Barrier. We appreciate Larry Davenport’s leadership of SHINE. Corandle Johnson will be the keynote speaker tonight and tomorrow night.
HCU Chapel Schedule
Tuesday (9/18) - “Learning to Think Professionally” (Philip Goad)/Constitution Video
Wednesday (9/19) - Worship led by Dr. Bill Bagents
Thursday (9/20) - “Chalcedonian Creed” (Dr. Ed Gallagher)
Friday (9/21) - Singing
“Pray for America,” a non-partisan prayer service will be hosted by area churches of Christ at the Sherrod Avenue Church of Christ building on Sunday night, September 30, at 7:30. Willie Hamblen will deliver his excellent message, “Mobilizing Believers.” All are encouraged to attend. For more information call 256.762.1846.
Our friend 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.
Reserve the date: April 17-19, 2013. HCU will host the 32nd Annual India Evangelism Workshop.
Keep in your daily prayers: Emmanuel Adegoroye, David Arny, Bob Bauman, David Blackwell, Jonathan Brewer, Eden Burleson, Austin and Betty Davenport, Jerry Davidson, Nita Dempsey (grandmother of Molly Daily), Julie Frederick (daughter of John and Kathy Lawson), Sara Goldman, Randy Imel, Melanie Irions, Faye Johnson (Corandle’s wife), Lori Kashorek, Clara Credit-Kemp, 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: Recent studies led us to notice the parallel accounts of 1 Chronicles 21and 2 Samuel 24. Samuel reports that the Lord’s anger against Israel led Him to move David to number the people. Chronicles reports that Satan incited David to conduct the census. Critics of Scripture believe this to be contradictory. Students of Scripture don’t go there. We are certain that while God tests, He never tempts (James 1). God’s aim is our salvation, not our destruction. While God allows temptation, He also provides help and options to the faithful (1 Corinthians 10:12-13, Matthew 6:13). We are just as certain that sin has consequences, both temporal and spiritual (Galatians 6:7-8). We never want to step out of the safety of God’s protection. Without God’s help, we’re easy prey.