Last Friday it was our privilege to welcome 500+ guests to chapel as part of our #CUFriday visit event. Together we continued our ID: In Christ series, studying Ephesians 3:14-21 — Paul’s prayer for the church in Ephesus. The apostle in these verses prayed for what he was most concerned about, and despite his own difficult circumstances, his prayer was not for his own well-being. Instead, in humility, Paul prayed that the Ephesian believers would be strengthened through the Spirit so they might comprehend the love of Christ in order to live in the fullness of God. Those words are rich with power and meaning. Listen in as we examine Paul’s prayer for the Ephesian believers and for us as well.
James offers two ways that we as believers should respond to suffering: The first is patience, which we examined a few weeks ago in James 5:7-11, and the second is prayer, which we find in today’s text, James 5:13-18. I believe prayer follows patience because patient prayer will minister to our souls. Prayer may not remove our suffering, but it will transform our hearts. So how do we live a life of prayer to the glory of God? Join us – and about 400 guests for our CU Friday visit event – as we continue our Steadfast series in the book of James.
You’ve probably heard me say that Cedarville students have hearts uniquely attuned to Gospel ministry. Nowhere does that show more than
in Resound Radio’s Prayer for Revival campaign. Resound is our student-run online radio station. Recently, station members began discussing the need for revival in our country. Knowing that revival must begin in the hearts of students here on campus, a prayer campaign was launched. Each day at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., one of our students shares a prayer for revival live and on-air at resoundradio.com, asking the Lord to move here on campus and in our nation. Would you join me and our students in praying this prayer?