CU hears message from Wheaton College professor

CU hears message from Wheaton College professor

Sept. 19, 2012
For Immediate Release

By Tanner Royalty, student news writer

 
 Dr. Lynn Cohick, associate professor of New
Testament at Wheaton College, speaks to
Campbellsville University theology students
following the weekly chapel service.
(Campbellsville University Photo by Ashley
Wilson)

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – “Christian life is like a marriage. It isn’t all about a beautiful wedding day where you walk away unchanged. It’s about living life everyday together and knowing each other more deeply,” Dr. Lynn Cohick, associate professor of New Testament at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., said at Campbellsville University’s weekly chapel service, Sept. 12

Cohick taught overseas at the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology in Nairobi, Kenya, for three year, from 1998 to 2000. She said that she was challenged by the students’ dedication, and enriched by their vibrant Christian faith.

“Who am I in Christ?” Cohick asked during her message. She referenced Philippians 3:7 and spoke a message of “apprenticing under Jesus.”

“We serve a God who is deep in wisdom, a wisdom that doesn’t rest on human knowledge,” Cohick said.

“Jesus was obedient to the Father, practiced a life of obedience, and accepted a life of suffering,” Cohick said.

We serve a relational God who wants and deserves engagement from his followers. She challenged those in attendance to live a purposeful life, and to live in a way that was pleasing to God, she said. “Believers are equipped for the tasks that God has set before them.

“What kind of apprentice are you? Purposeful? Joyful? United? Not only are we to be apprentices and serve Christ, but we are to be apprentices in teaching, learning, and service to one another,” Cohick said.

She challenged the students to live a life of service, and to live out an active relationship with Christ.

Cohick also spoke to theology classes throughout the day.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.
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