Weekly Update [4/7]

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, April 8, (5:30 – 7:00 PM) @ Appel
    • North Dinner
  • Friday, April 10, (7:00 PM) @ Phillips 101
  • Saturday, April 11, (11:00 AM – 3:00 PM) @ Tabernacle Baptist Church
    • Alumni Picnic
  • Sunday, April 12, (12:15 PM – 2:00 PM) @ Appel
    • Alumni Brunch

Announcements

  • Wednesday, April 8 (10:00 PM) to Thursday, April 9 (10:00 PM) @ Duffield Attrium
    • IJM Cornell will be standing with over 100 other campuses in IJM’s nationwide campaign called Stand for Freedom. This will be a day when we all stand 24 hours – one day for their every day – to make known the violent injustices afflicting millions of people daily.  Sign-up and recruit others to stand for 30 minute shifts throughout the 24-hour event period. Volunteers will stand as living vigils of freedom and verbally engage with interested community members on the issues of modern-day slavery. Expect light refreshments, great conversations and fun activities especially throughout the quieter hours!  Sign up here by the end of April 7.
  • Wednesday, April 15 (5:00 PM) to Friday, April 17, (5:00 PM) @ Arts Quad
    • 2015 Cornell Prayer Tent
    • There will be no Easter on the Quad this year due to overlaps with spring break. However, there will still be a 48-hour prayer tent leading up to the evangelistic event with the speaker Nabeel Qureshi on Friday, April 17th! We want to see it overflowing with prayer and worship. There are 2 components: prayer for the campus and for the event, and outreach, where we will be asking people for prayer requests and sharing the Gospel. Sign up by yourself or with small groups and friends!  Sign up here: tinyurl.com/2015prayertent
  • Friday, April 17, (7:30 – 9:00 PM) @ David L. Call Auditorium
    • Nabeel Qureshi: The Gospel in a World of Religion and Irreligion
    • Dr. Nabeel Qureshi is a former skeptic of Christianity who was convinced of the truth of the Gospel through historical reasoning and a spiritual search for God. Since his conversion, he has dedicated his life to spreading the Gospel through teaching, preaching, writing, and debating.  Nabeel is a member of the speaking team at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. He holds an MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School, an MA in Christian apologetics from Biola University, and an MA from Duke University in Religion. On Friday night, Nabeel Qureshi will be speaking about his story of faith. On Saturday afternoon, Nabeel will be answering the common objectives to Christianity using a more scholarly approach. There will be Q&A sessions during each event. (http://em.ficcc.org/events/nabeel.html)
  • Friday, April 18, (5:00 – 7 PM) @ Bear’s Den

Article of the Week

Do You Think It Happened, or Not?

Song of the Week

Memory Verse of the Week

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:12-14)

Last week: James 2:1, James 2:13

Prayer Requests & Praises

  • Pray for those areas once again impacted by the introduction of Ebola in Africa. Pray that Christians and non-Christians around the world will step up and to help in whatever ways they have been called to and to care for those affected by Ebola.
  • Praise and thank the Lord for the recent release of 19 Assyrian Christians. Continue to pray those held hostage by ISIS and for the ISIS organization as they continue to be a major concern throughout nations.
  • In recent U.S. news, the police found text messages on a teen’s phone encouraging his friend to commit suicide even when that friend was expressing doubts. There was also a 14- year old killed after a fight that started on Facebook spiraled into a physical fight at a park. Pray for the families affected by these circumstances and also pray that as we are increasingly dependent on technology for communication that we are mindful of what we say or text and how our language can affect others.
  • As the work this semester is starting to pile up with prelims and projects, pray that the students will find peace in God and not in their achievements and pray for those students who do not know Him yet that God will open up their hearts and reveal Himself to them.

In Christ,

Stephen & Jevon