As the semester draws to a close, summer mission trips draw near. As a part of their global sendoff, this message was spoken today in Harding’s chapel–a very powerful message–about the cross. A message, which I believe is good for all to hear:
And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me” (Luke 9:23).
The theme for Harding University’s annual Lectureship this past October, was “Written in Stone: The Enduring Value of the Ten Commandments.” I had the privilege of getting to listen to one of my Harding professors, Dr. Kevin Youngblood. Hey gave a three-part series of the importance of looking at the Ten Commandments in covenantal context. He gave useful background on the Ten Sayings, made New Testament connections, highlighted the importance of each saying, and gave thoughtful observations (such as the disturbing similarities between the statues of Middle Eastern bulls, which may have influenced the image of the golden calf in Exodus 32, and the appearance of the Wall Street Bull.) Dr. Youngblood gave a lot of good and thought-provoking information, (which you can listen to on the Lectureship’s website, at: https://scholarworks.harding.edu/lectureship/). Here, is one of those thoughts:
Today in chapel, we were blessed by the story of Dr. Steve Shaner. An encouraging tale that holds three needed lessons within it: to be thankful to those who inspire us, that we can achieve what we work for, and to not wait fifty years, to let those around us know how much we love them:
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This week, I was blessed both Monday and Tuesday to listen to the messages of Don McLaughlin in chapel. I encourage you to take the time, and listen to his messages as well. And I pray that you both enjoy, and that they impact you as much as they did for me.
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