April 21, 2015
For Immediate Release
|Bishop Charles J. King Jr., second from left, receives the Campbellsville University Leadership
Award from Dr. John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive
assistant to the president, at chapel. The Rev. Pamela Buford, co-pastor of Fannie Chapel CME
Church, and Dr. John Hurtgen, dean of the School of Theology at Campbellsville University,
also participated. (Campbellsville University Photo by Rachel DeCoursey)
By Josh Christian, student news writer
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Bishop Charles J. King Jr., eleventh district of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, discussed the “The Finish Line of Faith” during Campbellsville University’s Holy Week service at Ransdell Chapel recently.
“Many believers count themselves winners before their life is over,” King said.
King discussed the problem Christians have with losing focus. Judas is the prime example King said.
|Bishop Charles J. King Jr., eleventh district of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church,
speaks at Campbellsville University’s chapel during Holy Week. (Campbellsville University
Photo by Rachel DeCoursey)
“If Judas would have waited just a little while longer, he would have heard Jesus say, ‘Forgive them, they know not what they do,’” King said.
Judas ended his life before he understood the grace Jesus had for him. Challenging all in attendance, King voiced his proposition.
“If you are going to finish the race of faith at anytime, you are going to have to have PEP,” King said.
PEP is an acronym King coined to represent three characteristics ever Christian should have. The first P stood for Perseverance. “You have to be able to make it, in order to cross the finish line,” King said. The E stood for endurance. “Every communist regime is frightened by an artist,” King said. Every prophet needs the endurance to dare the tasks only conceivable to the imagination. And the final P represented patience.
King also spoke at the Ransdell Chapel service early that morning. Here he proclaimed the truth: “ If can you wait, you will win.”
Holy Week occurs during the week leading up to Easter. This is the first year community worship services have been offered Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night.
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