April 24 Chapel: Rev. Paul Cutler (Mr. Pelt's pastor) spoke on the Parable of the Sower and the Seed. We often think about this parable in terms of if we are good soil. Rev. Cutler challenged us to be more committed to spreading the gospel of Jesus, or being the sower, and to realize that there are many different responses to the kingdom of God. Nevertheless, we must keep broadcasting the seed!
April 26 Chapel: Rev. Gregg DeMay and Kyle Olsen from Elmhurst CRC led us in singing songs from other countries. The video is just a quick snapshot of this worshipful chapel.
Only one chapel next week: a music group from Indiana Wesleyan.
On April 17 a few students shared in chapel. Kelly P. shared about student involvement with Humboldt Community Christian School. Brittney G. spoke of her mission trip to Peru and beautifully communicated her heart for hurting people in that country. Joe and Emerson talked about their spring break youth group serve/evangelism trip to Chicago. They were challenged in many ways to be a bright light for Jesus Christ. Below is a picture of their group.
This past Wednesday, many of us went to Feed My Starving Children in Schaumburg to pack food. Here is a video of our service project:
On April 19, John Bennett, youth pastor from 1st Baptist Church in Elmhurst, challenged us to live a life of significance for the kingdom of God.
Tuesday: Paul Cutler, Mr. Pelt's pastor. Thursday: Singing chapel with special guests leading us with international songs
A Trinity Christian College worship band led us in singing praises to God this past Tuesday.
On Thursday Mr. Scholma, a TC 4th grade teacher (and former youth pastor), spoke on how to fail at evangelism. But he also spoke of the Great Commission in Matthew 28 and the importance of building relationships with people who do not share our faith.
NEXT WEEK IN CHAPEL: Tuesday-a few student testimonies. Thursday-John Bennett, youth pastor for Sarah & Emily B. and Katelyn F.
Below is a sophomore's art piece inspired by a lent chapel.
Sometimes a gathering of a group of people seems more special than usual. Moments are charged with greater meaning. The work of God is clearly evident. Such was the case in chapel on Thursday, April 5. Hundreds of students and staff heard the gospel of Jesus, sang the gospel, and responded to the gospel. Hundreds came forward and put their thumb print on the cross. The ink was our sin. The thumb print represented each unique person. The cross highlighted forgiven sin and the source of our identity. Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
In chapel on April 3, we thought about our weakness, God's strength, and the cross of Christ. Students were challenged to acknowledge the ways they feel weak and look in faith to God's power as displayed in the sacrifice of Jesus. To reinforce this message, we came forward, wrote on a post-it note and attached it to a cross.