Month: September 2019

It Pleased the King

As we continued our “Faithful” chapel series, we looked together at Nehemiah 2:1-8, where we observed Nehemiah as the king’s cupbearer nervously approaching the king. We’ve probably all felt that kind of fear when delivering big news or making a large request to someone. But from Nehemiah we learn that when God calls us to something, He also provides the way.

In the text, Nehemiah provides us with three positive examples to follow when faced with a difficult circumstance:

  • Dependent Prayer: Nehemiah practiced habitual prayer. He walked with God because he talked with God.
  • Deliberate Plan: Before approaching the king, Nehemiah put in the work of developing a well-thought out plan.
  • Directed Praise: In humility, Nehemiah gave the credit for his success to God.

When we serve an audience of One — the one true King — we don’t have to be afraid. In faith, we can take our concerns to God, trust Him to help us accomplish His plan with excellence, and then give Him the glory.

Join us as we walk through Nehemiah 2:1-8.

Dr. Thomas White preaching on the chapel stage

New Dan DeWitt Book Helps Parents Disciple Their Children

Why God book cover

Dan DeWitt, Associate Professor of Applied Theology and Apologetics and Director of the Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity, has published a new apologetics book aimed at children. Why God?: Big Answers About God and Why We Believe in Him is a helpful resource for parents as they engage in important conversations about God with their children. Dan’s conversations with his own children about faith inspired him to write this book.

Kokosing Commits $100,000 to Civil Engineering Building

Rendering of the new civil engineering buildingThe Kokosing group of companies, one of the largest family-owned construction conglomerates in the country, has committed $100,000 to the construction of Cedarville’s new civil engineering building. Founder Bill Burgett was a man of tremendous faith who ran his company on faith-based principles, and there is a great alignment between Kokosing’s and Cedarville’s core values. This is just the beginning of this partnership; Kokosing hopes to offer internship and co-op positions to our civil engineering students, leading to the possibility of employment opportunities.

Construction Underway All Over Campus

It’s been a busy summer at Cedarville. Construction vehicles have been a common sight as work has continued on the new 282-bed residence hall on the north end of campus, and site development began for the new Chick-fil-A Dining Commons, which will be located next to Centennial Library. God continues to humble us with His blessings, and I hope that you find encouragement and inspiration from what’s happening on campus. Watch the video below to see the progress that has been made this summer on our newest residence hall.

Screen shot of construction update video

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