Des Plaines Hall has a fresh coat of interior paint thanks to these volunteers from Danville, Virginia. They spent last week tackling that project and more. Thank you, Faith Memorial Baptist Church.
"And David built there an altar unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the Lord was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel." (2 Samuel 24:25)
The context of this verse describes the occasion when King David had sinned by displaying an attitude of self-sufficiency. The evidence was his determination to number the people and thus validate his assumption that Israel was strong because of their populace.
While God regularly used people to accomplish His work, He never intended for people to become self-sufficient.
David did come to his spiritual senses and humbly acknowledged his sin (2 Samuel 24:17). He submitted to the Lord's demands to address his sin. He offered the appropriate sacrifices.
Thus we see the precious long-suffering of God: "So the Lord was entreated for the land."
At this time when our nation is experiencing such turmoil and anguish, I invite us to turn to God, obey His demands and pray that He will be entreated for our land.
Would you join me in this prayer?
(From Dr. Anderson's note to his President's Prayer Partners. Sign up for weekly emails at abc.edu/pray)
Next up in the graduate program: Dr. John King teaches Theological and Exegetical Perspectives on Spiritual Gifts. Course work begins this month; class module August 3-7.
NEW: take this course online!
50% discount on your first class in the program.
Churches, camps, and other ministries gave generously toward the Matching Scholarship last year! Just like the scholarship's name suggests, ABC matches up to $2,500/year, providing a combined total up to $5,000 of aid per student.
Maybe God would have your ministry get involved in training the next generation of Christian leaders. Find out more: abc.edu/matching
Even board meetings went virtual this spring. Pray for ABC's board of directors as they provide leadership and accountability for our ministry.
In order to communicate the gospel and facilitate discipleship, language must be used effectively. Through this summer's live online course, English Composition I, Mrs. Rowe is helping students improve their writing skills.
Read about Erin Rowe and her husband Tim here:
I Corinthians 1:26-31
Dan Best, chair of the new Biblical Counseling ministry major, answers the question, "What do I need to be a capable counselor?"
Assembling dorm room furniture: one of many ways dads show their love and servant-leadership. Happy Father's Day!
Happy birthday to West Virginia, a place that offers abundant natural beauty year-round! These snapshots from around ABC's campus in Raleigh County feature our state bird, northern cardinal; state flower, catawba rhododendron; and state tree, sugar maple. #WestVirginiaDay #WVday