Collegiate Chapel - February 22, 2017
This morning in chapel Paul Campbell, youth pastor at Colonial Baptist Church, had the chance to speak to the student-body. Grounding his message in the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Colossians, Pastor Campbell addressed the question how “how to change?” He made the point that change is inevitable in the world and in life itself. He asked students if they wanted to change and followed with another question: “Do you want to be holy?” Going further, Pastor Campbell debunked the idea that rules and regulations fix sin by making it apparent that sin is a heart issue; in order to change, one must deal with the heart, not just put parameters around problems in order to monitor behavior. Referencing Colossians, Pastor Campbell explained three ways to change. The first of which is to set our mind on godly things. Second, one must “destroy earthly things.” Finally, one must “put on” holiness. Rounding out his message, he challenged the student body to put into action one final command from the Apostle Paul’s letter: “Obey your parents in everything.” After Pastor Campbell’s message, Mr. Mowery invited the GCA mission team to the front for a time of prayer before their scheduled trip to the Dominican Republic.
Key Passages: Colossians 3:1-14; 20