Preaching in chapel

Greg preachingI (Greg) knew that we had a lot of students this trimester, but I wasn’t prepared for the sea of faces when I stepped behind the pulpit in chapel today. There were easily more than 1,000 students crammed into the gymnasium of the Helstrom building. As usual, our worship band set a sweet tone for the service, leading us in praise to God.

My sermon text was Colossians 3:12-17, challenging students to leave behind the old, tired song of life without Christ and to embrace the new song Jesus wants to give us, a better song characterized by God’s peace, forgiveness, and a thankful heart.  You can read the full text of the sermon by clicking here.

Prayer requests

  • Keep praying for Amy, as she plows ahead in her online Ed.D. program through Trevecca Nazarene University. She’s doing very well.
  • In the School Religion and Christian Ministry, the PhD/DMin students begin their new session of classes on Monday, October 1, via our online (E-Naz) platform. Ask the Lord to be with us as we interact online, then later in February, face-to-face. There are several who are still gathering school fees, and we pray the Lord’s provision for them so they can begin on-time.

2 thoughts on “Preaching in chapel”

  1. Thank you Dr. Crofford for sharing with us from your heart the heart beat of God. I am
    praying for both of you that the Lord will strengthen you by his mighty power to do what he has called you to do. The good news is that He is able to carry you through.
    We are grateful for your prayers too.


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