Nov. 24, 2015
For Immediate Release
By Jordan Snider, student news writer
CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY. – Dr. Robert Browning, pastor of FirstBaptist Church of Frankfort, reminded Campbellsville University faculty, staff,coaches, students and the public to thank those around you for all they do foryou at the Thanksgiving service in the Ransdell Chapel Nov. 18.
Dr. Robert Browning, pastor of First Baptist Church of Frankfort, Ky., urged Campbellsville
University students, faculty, staff and coaches to thank those around you for all they do
for you during Thanksgiving. (Campbellsville University Photo by Drew Tucker)
“I love Thanksgivingbecause it is a time that we praise and give thanks,” Browning said.
Browningread the story from Luke 17:11-19, that speaks about the men with leprosy. WhenJesus healed them, only one, a Samaritan, of the ten men returned to praise andthank Jesus. Luke wants to break down the barriers because nothing is moreimportant than relationships.
Jesus toldthe Samaritan man “this kind of faith will make you whole.”
“It allbegins with what you see and how you respond. The ministry of stopping when yousee someone in need is so important, which is what Jesus did throughout hislife. Seeing is crucial to faith,” Browning said.
“What willyou see when you go home for Thanksgiving, what will you overlook?” Browningasked the students.
“See thepeople that are responsible for you being here, the ones that pray for you andlavish them with gratitude and praise. Thank those here that care and love youbefore you leave,” Browning said.
TheUniversity Chorale led a call to worship in singing “I Know That My RedeemerLives” and led a Thanksgiving hymn in singing “For The Beauty of the Earth,”directed by Dr. Tony Cunha, the dean of the School of Music. Dr. WesleyRoberts, professor of music, played the prelude and the postlude.
Dr. CandaceR. Hansford, associate professor of social work, gave a call to Thanksgivingthrough a testimonial about thanks.
Josh Vincent, a CU student from Louisville, read scripturefrom the Old Testament, and Fontez Hill, a CU student from LaCenter, readscripture from the New Testament. Dr. Michelle Tucker, associate professor ofsocial work, led the students and faculty in a Thanksgiving prayer.
Dr. MichaelV. Carter, president, introduced Browning.
CampbellsvilleUniversity is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with morethan 3,500 students offering over 80 programs of study including 24 master’sdegrees, seven postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. Thewebsite for complete information is campbellsville.edu.