Weekly Update [4/12]

Upcoming Events

Announcements

  • 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
  • Angels & Mortals
    • We’re bringing back Angels and Mortals this year! For those of you who don’t know what it is, Angels and Mortals is an opportunity to serve and care for our brothers and sisters. How this works is those who want to participate will have someone they are assigned to as their “mortal” and someone assigned to them as their “angel”. The “angel” does small acts for their “mortal” such as making them a care package, writing them an encouraging note, or something of the like. The point is not to try and figure out who your “angel” is but, again, it is an opportunity to love and serve one another. This is a commitment for the remainder of the semester. If you want to participate, please sign up by filling out this form by this coming Monday (4/13) and we will somehow randomize pairings: http://goo.gl/forms/0wUUZJ7dc5.
  • CBS T-Shirt Orders
    • CBS T-shirts are ready! This year’s design, made by Olivia Woo, is inspired by Acts 17:27 – “His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him – though he is not far from any one of us.” Although we sometimes seek God and other answers in life ‘out there somewhere,’ Christ’s love is so close and so much bigger than us that we can barely see or comprehend him. The shirt is fun and a great conversation starter! If you are interested in ordering one (or fifty), please feel out this form by Wednesday April 15 (to expedite the ordering process):  http://goo.gl/forms/MbHFAcdm7h. The shirt will cost around $14 (but the more people who buy it, the cheaper it will be), and it will be in black.

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  • CBS Summer Storage
    • If you are looking for summer storage, don’t worry CBS has your back! We are offering summer storage and will pick up your boxes and store them in apartments or a rented storage space on the last day of finals. If you want to sign up for summer storage please fill out this form.
    • Also, if you would like to volunteer to help with summer storage (whether it is offering your apartment space for storage or helping to move boxes or temporary housing for underclassmen) please fill out this form too!
    • Please try to fill out the forms by April 24th so we can plan way in advance. Summer storage can be pretty hectic so the sooner you fill out the info the better.  Contact Christine Loui (cl735) if you have any questions.
  • Wednesday, May 20 to Thursday, May 21 @ Brooktondale Nazarene Camp & Retreat Center
    • CBS Camping Trip 2015
    • Camping Trip will be after finals, so please mark your calendars! Come join us for a time of celebrating the year and God’s faithfulness to us as a fellowship! This is an opportunity to say goodbye to the seniors right before graduation and to relax after finals! The cost will be $40 per person and please RSVP here by May 6.

Article of the Week

The Right Kind of Christ-Centeredness

Song of the Week

Memory Verse of the Week

How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” (Romans 10:14-15)

Last week: Philippians 3:12-14

Prayer Requests & Praises

  • Thank the Lord for the moves made to improve international relations between Cuba and the United States. May this lead the way for peace and understanding among other nations.
  • Pray for the families and residents affected by the recent shooting in South Carolina. Pray for relieved tensions between the police and the residents that the two are able to perform their roles in a godly matter, not abusing their authority or judging one another.
  • Thank God for the safe travels and blessings of all the alumni who came this weekend. May we all be able to continue fighting the good fight and to never cease meeting one another.
  • Pray for this campus especially with the Nabeel Qureshi event occurring this Friday. May hearts on this campus be drawn and open to what he has to say. Pray that we would be bold and reach out to our friends or strangers.

In Christ,

Stephen & Jevon

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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

Weekly Update 3/24

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, March 25, (5:30 – 7:00 PM) @ Appel
    • North Dinner
  • Friday, March 27, (7:00 PM) @ Eddygate 2E
    • Informal Gathering

Announcements

  • Wednesday, March 25, (12:00 – 2:00 PM) @ Big Red Barn
    • Wendy Wei’s Farewell Office Hours
    • This is senior Wendy Wei’s last week in Ithaca!  If you would like to talk to or reminisce with her before she leaves, she’s having open office hours to do so.
  • Friday, April 10 to Sunday, April 12 
    • CBS Alumni Weekend 2015
  • 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.
  • Friday, April 18, (5:00 – 7 PM) @ Bear’s Den
    • Measureless A Capella Coffeehouse: A Light in the Room
    • Enjoy free music, food, and conversations about faith!
  • Veritas Forum Team Recruitment
    • To prepare for this coming year’s Veritas Forum, the organizing team is looking for new members to join the  team.  Veritas Forums are events that engage students and faculty in discussions about life’s hardest questions and the modern relevance of Jesus Christ.  Contact Margaret Gao (qg26) or Johannes Njoroge (jnn22).

Article of the Week

We Complain Because We Forget

Song of the Week

Memory Verses of the Week

My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ,the Lord of glory. (James 2:1)

For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. (James 2:13)

Last week: Psalm 19:14, Ephesians 4:29

Prayer Requests & Praises

  • Pray for the unrest at UVA as they have been undergoing many conflicts and brokenness on their campus from suicides to assaults. May they be able to still seek and do good.
  • Pray for action and confidence in the midst of all the rebel groups similar to ISIS around. That God’s people all around are able to seek first His glory and acceptance rather than this world’s.
  • Thank the Lord for the upcoming spring break. May wherever the students go during this time, that they are able to be stewards of His Word and promises.
  • Thank the Lord for the change of seasons and for the greater presence of sunlight. May these everyday blessings continue to fill us with joy.

In Christ,

Stephen & Jevon