Collegiate Chapel - January 25, 2017
This week in GCA’s chapel service, Chaplain Shipp summed up the events that took place in the past semester. From Spiritual Emphasis week, to senior-led chapel, to Fall Festival testimonies, he brought back to the attention of the student body all that God has done in their school. He reminded them of the spiritual awakening that had taken place and motivated them to continue growing in their walk with the Lord. After examining the results of a chapel survey sent out to students before the Christmas break, the chapel team learned the desires of the student body pertaining to their spiritual growth. Using this feedback, Chaplain Shipp presented a message on how to move forward in one’s walk with the Lord. Moving into the message, he presented the idea that moving forward in one’s walk with Christ involves setting one’s thoughts on things above. Setting one’s mind on things of the world results in “death”, spiritually and physically. However, when one sets their mind on the Spirit, they will receive “life and peace.” Moving forward in the message, he stated that humans, on their own, have no ability to overcome their broken, sinful state of being. However, in walking in the Spirit they are freed from the burdens of the world through the deliverance that the Lord Jesus Christ offers. One must “keep in step with the Spirit” by submitting themselves every day to the will of God through the discipline of "unceasing prayer." One is only able to win the battle of their faith through acknowledging their Savior as Lord of their life and then walking in line with the Holy Spirit, which gives them the ability to submit to His desires, recognizing that He is good.
Key Passages: Romans 7:15-20; 8:5-6; Galatians 5:16-18, 25; 1 Thessalonians 5:17