Month: December 2017

Cedarville University’s 2017 Christmas Video

O Come, All Ye Faithful is one of the most beloved and treasured carols in the Christmas tradition. And now, Cedarville’s HeartSong worship students have created their own beautiful rendition of this inspiring traditional favorite. We pray you are encouraged by this triumphant reminder of the tremendous sacrifice and love that brought King Jesus to Bethlehem.

As the fourth stanza tells us, “Jesus, to Thee be all glory giv’n; Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing; O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.” He is the reason Cedarville exists and the best gift we receive during this holy season.

CU Women Support Foster Children, Live Out James 1:27

On November 3, Cedarville University Women, an organization of female faculty, staff, and friends, crowded my living room with duffel bags to decorate and fill with gifts. The duffels were the result of a month-long fundraising campaign and will go to 67 area foster children. These kids move often and typically carry their belongings in a trash bag. Through these gifts, CU Women lived out the words of James 1:27.

Marry Wisely

Much of the book of Proverbs is written from the perspective of a father giving advice to a son. In Proverbs 31, the father instructs the son on what to look for in a wife. “An excellent wife,” he writes, “is far more precious than jewels.” Proverbs 31 depicts that ideal woman.

As I shared with our Cedarville students in chapel this week, if you’re a young man looking for a wife, Proverbs 31 shows you what to look for (but I’d advise against expecting perfection!).

For young women hoping to marry someday, it provides an example to try to follow.

But for all of us, Proverbs 31 challenges us with the characteristics of someone who fears the Lord and lives out the way of wisdom. Join the University family as we delve into Proverbs 31.

Train Them Up

Two of my greatest blessings — and my greatest responsibilities — are my children, Rachel and Samuel. God has given them to Joy and me to shepherd their hearts toward God through training and discipline.

Last Monday in chapel, as we continued our walk through the book of Proverbs, we focused on a subject that is not always popular in our society, but it is one that we should take very seriously as Christian parents.

Join us as we look at Proverbs 22:6 and discover how to train our children toward the way of wisdom.

 

Cedarville Students Share the Gospel at Other Universities

At Cedarville, we make it a priority to teach our students how to share the Gospel and then provide opportunities to tell others about the salvation uniquely offered in Jesus Christ. One of our student organizations, Campus Outreach, regularly visits secular college campuses to interact with students about Jesus and what He has done for them. Over the last two years, that has meant active engagement with an atheist and agnostic group at The Ohio State University.

Cedarville Students Provide Hurricane Harvey Relief

At the end of August, Hurricane Harvey pounded the city of Houston, Texas. The devastation was heartbreaking. During Cedarville’s fall break, 30 students, led by Jon Wood, Vice President for Student Life and Christian Ministries; Jim Cato, Associate Vice President of Christian Ministries; and Keith Holcomb, Assistant Director of Cedarville’s Global Outreach, ministered to those who had lost everything.

They were hosted by Northeast Houston Baptist Church (NEHBC) and lead pastor Nathan Lino. Our Cedarville team handed out clothing and food at NEHBC’s Farrington Mission, cleared debris from still muddy homes, removed damaged, water-soaked walls, and shared the Gospel door to door.

Enjoy a highlight video from this special trip, and be encouraged as you see how our students are continuing to make a difference for Jesus Christ.

 

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