Students lead weekly Chapel service Nov. 13
On Tuesday, November 13, the Judson campus community was blessed by the talents, insights, and humble leadership of several students during a student-led Chapel service.
Freshmen Carson Beatty of Northport, Kelsey O’Neal of New Hope, and Ryann Troxell of Pelham, along with sophomore and pianist Ti-Ara Turner of Montgomery, led worship during the service.
Junior Kayla Jones of Silverhill and sophomores Anna Mag Reynolds of Selma and Brianna Arriaga of Huntsville provided both Scripture readings and the closing prayer, respectively.
Senior Kayla Oliver of Odenville and junior Hannah Woods of Sylvan Springs spoke about some “unlikely heroes” in the “beautiful story” stretching across the Old and New Testaments of God’s redemptive work of “setting everything right”.
Oliver told the story of five women in Exodus 1:15-2:10 whose actions ultimately ensured the safe birth of Moses, another “unlikely hero” who would eventually lead the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt. Woods recounted the commissioning of the twelve “unruly” disciples of Jesus in Matthew 10:16-26, who would later be used to spread the Gospel of reconciliation between God and mankind through Jesus.
Oliver discussed how the women in Exodus followed God in spite of their circumstances, just as Jesus instructed his disciples in Matthew 10. Woods said that such radical living is a “hallmark of the character of people who fear God”. “When you choose to follow Christ, it’s going to change a lot of things about you,” Woods said. “The way you love people–the way you see people–is going to change, and you may be called to do some uncomfortable things. You’re going to stand for the truth and fight for justice, when injustice seems to be everywhere. The same God who used five servant women and twelve unruly guys desires to use you as well. What is holding you back from letting God radically change your life?”
PHOTO: Kayla Oliver of Odenville, Ala., speaks during the November 13 student-led Chapel service.