Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Revival or Riots on College Campus?

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LISTEN NOW! (or WATCH FULL PROGRAM!) Over the last eight years, it seemed as if everything that was up, was down, that which was yes was no, and every other way imaginable. Revival is the one thing that will shift things back to God. The leaders of tomorrow are on the college campuses of today. George Barna reveals that ‘50% of students who attend a Christian college, will leave their faith’. In order to reach these, we must reach them with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. CBN News is reporting how college campuses are being impacted with the Gospel with Christian Union chapters.

When CBN’s Caitlin Burke sat down with Matt Bennett, he pointed out how the top influential schools produced the nation’s leaders. “…If you look at the most influential schools, maybe the top 20 and look at the top leaders in government, business, education, and media – about two-thirds of them went to those top 20 schools.” It is the Ivy League schools that Bennet is referring to. He created Christian Union to reach these specific campuses with the Gospel.

As Bennett has continually sought to advance the Gospel, he shares the intriguing perspective of what took place in the life of Jesus and the Apostle Paul when we share the Gospel with others. “We see wherever the apostle Paul went in his travels, there was either riots or revival. When you preach the gospel and you put it forth there's often reaction, so we should expect that that's normal and should happen and not be afraid of it. There's going to be some turmoil from time to time." Speaking of turmoil, Princeton University refuted Christian Union’s attempted to start a chapter there, but as Bennett shares, because of his tenacity, the University eventually agreed to their application and welcomed them on campus.

Sometimes, when we experience pushback from the message that we are sharing, we may stop but we cannot respond to the temptation to cower down. The Kingdom of God advances through forceful men, and forceful men lay hold of it. When Jesus showed up in certain situations, He wasn’t causing the trouble, He was the water that was the response to the fires that existed. It was either riots or revival. Be encouraged as you are reminded to believe in faith for revival on our college campuses, and so much more. Also, shared in this segment: Brown, Stanford, Harvard, disciples, salvation, and testimonies. Greg and John shared in this segment. 


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