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Carwile Speaks of ‘The Narrow Road to Life’ at Chapel

Sept. 24, 2009

For Immediate Release



By Hillary C. Wright, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.—“All of us are going to face forks in the road,” Dr. Joel Carwile, pastor of Valley View Church in Louisville, told his audience at Campbellsville University’s chapel Sept. 23.

In a message based on Matthew 7:13-14, Carwile spoke of the importance of making sound decisions and choices while still being young, and accepting Jesus Christ as your savior.

Dr. Joel Carwile“Today’s choices bring tomorrow’s results,” Carwile said. “We all want to get to heaven, but there is only one way to get to heaven—that’s Jesus.”

“Some of you today are a broken road,” he told the students, faculty, staff and guests. “You don’t know why you’re here, but God has a plan for you. He’s the potter. We’re the clay. Will you allow him to shape you?”

Carwile also spoke of the many paths a person could take, including a morality road and a religious road.

“Good deeds will not get you to heaven. We spend more time cleaning up the outside instead of the inside. You get to heaven by taking Jesus Christ in your heart as your savior. I encourage you to find peace with God,” he said.

Carwile also led the campus revival at CU Sept. 21-24.

He is a member of the Campbellsville University Church Relations Council where he chairs the development committee. He is a 2008 CU master’s of theology graduate.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in the south. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S. News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.