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Theology Thursday: Power of prayer

July 12, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

 One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”   He said to them, “When you pray, say: “Father … ”  (Luke 11:1-2) By Pastor Jim Miller GCU Corporate Chaplain Have you ever wondered why we pray? If I’m honest, I often see prayer as the way to get God to do what I think He ought to do. In reality, prayer is more about the deepening of my trust in God than it is about bending His will to mine. There’s so much to be learned from the model prayer Jesus gives his disciples, but I can’t get past the first word! Jesus says that when you pray, when you have concerns about life that you need to express to God, begin here, immerse your anxiety, your fear, your confusion, in this wonderful truth: “Father … ”  The Almighty God is a Father who loves us, who is concerned about us and who cares about what we’re going through. He is near us, He protects us, He provides for us, He knows us. Remind yourself that you are not alone in […]

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We need each other in our walk with Christ

July 05, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s edition of Theology Thursday, Pastor Jim Miller discusses what it means to “walk alongside each other” as we try to navigate this life. He believes that walking the walk starts with being totally open and truly knowing each other.

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Dominican Republic trip enlightens Honors students

June 14, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

A group of Honors College students had high hopes of worship and career development on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. The students hit their expected goals. But what enlightened them to the core was what they didn’t expect — love.

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Crowder sounds off on message in his ‘folktronica’

April 04, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Contemporary Christian music artist David Crowder said that early in his music career all he wanted to do was not mess everything up. But now the multiple Grammy nominee said he hopes his music conveys words that really make an impact on people. Crowder, who is on his “American Prodigal 3.0” tour, will bring what he calls his “folktronica” sound to GCU Arena on Sunday, April 8.

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Church must solve divisions, Stewart tells Chapel

April 03, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Riccardo Stewart said he found it odd, upon becoming a Christian, that he never saw diversity in church gatherings. He finds it sad that he still doesn’t see much diversity today — and he’s determined to change it. “God’s promise to us is never that He saves us individually so we can be with people just like us,” he told Chapel on Monday.

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Find your home stretch, Chavez tells Chapel

March 27, 2018 / by / 2 Comments

Noemi Chavez had a challenging message for Chapel on Monday — she urged listeners to get out of their church comfort zone and seek out people who aren’t like them. That’s what she did, and now she says, “I don’t ever want to go back to who I was before.”

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Here’s what works for God, Rasmussen tells Chapel

March 13, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

It’s not often that Teddy Roosevelt’s name comes up in a Chapel talk, but Jamie Rasmussen of Scottsdale Bible Church coupled Roosevelt’s philosophy with a verse from the first book of Corinthians to stress the importance of hard work in God’s eyes.

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GCU has wide array of mental health resources

March 08, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

With parties, basketball games and concerts to attend, college just might be the greatest place to be. But students aren’t always in the best place, which is why the University offers a variety of mental health resources to help students who may be struggling — everything from counseling in Student Care to ASGCU’s Embrace Week, set to erase the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

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Jesus is your problem-solver, McGever tells Chapel

March 06, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Sean McGever’s Chapel talk Monday at Grand Canyon University was about pain — the pain that goes along with life’s challenges. McGever urged his audience to let Jesus walk with them every step of the way, especially when they feel overwhelmed.

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Moore spices up Chapel with what God really wants

February 27, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

Chad Moore of Sun Valley Community Church told Chapel on Monday at Grand Canyon University that hearing God’s voice starts with reading the Bible. We can trick ourselves into thinking that we’re listening to God, he said, when we’re actually being misled by others — or are misleading ourselves.

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