Chapel

Every Wednesday, the Bethlehem College & Seminary community worships God together under the preaching of the Word. All are welcome to attend chapel at Noon followed by community lunch.

Fall 2021

Abide in Me

“Abide in me.” The simplicity of Jesus’s call masks the depth of his meaning. This semester in chapel, we will seek to explore these depths together. What does it mean to abide in Jesus? How can we do so—in prayer, in the word, in the church? What keeps us from doing so? What is promised to those who abide? What is threatened to those who don’t? In all of this our ultimate aim in this series will not be mere understanding. Instead, our aim and our prayer is that, by the grace of God, we will actually abide in Jesus, and he will abide in us.

SpeakerTitleDate
President Joe Rigney Apart from Me You Can Do NothingAug. 25
Dr. Brian TabbWhat Does Jesus Mean by Bearing Fruit in the GospelSept. 1
Dr. Jared ComptonYou are CleanSept. 8
Pastor Kenny OrtizAbiding for JoySept. 15
Prof. Lewis Guest IVHow Did Jesus Abide in the Father’s Love?Sept. 24
Dr. John BeckmanWait on the LordSept. 29
TBDAbiding in SufferingOct. 6
Pastor Steven LeeSabbath Rest and AbidingOct. 13
Global PartnerAbiding for the Sake of the NationsOct. 20
Pastor Brett ToneyMy Words Abide in YouOct. 27
Chancellor John PiperAbide in PrayerNov. 3
Pastor Jonathan ParnellEnemies of AbidingNov. 10
Prayer & Worship ChapelNov. 17
No Chapel | Thanksgiving BreakNov. 24
Pastor Tom BoyerAbiding as a BodyDec. 1
Dean Jonathon WoodyardFulfillment of AbidingDec. 8
Chapel Schedule » Spring 2021

Words to Live By

This semester we’re following up our emphasis on the Apostles’ Creed with a short series on “Words to Live By.” The Psalmist prayed, “I am severely afflicted; give me life, O Lord, according to your word!” (Ps. 119:107). Jesus likewise affirmed that “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matt. 4:4). Chapel speakers for this series will choose a text or theme that has been personally significant to their own walk with the Lord and ministry.

SpeakerTitleTextDate
Pastor Dave ZulegerWhere Else Can We Go?Feb. 24
Mr. David ChoeLive for the Glory of GodMar. 3
Prof. Lewis GuestEyes LockedMar. 10
Dr. David HowardFaithful Unto Death and To Live is Christ.Mar. 17
Spring Break | No ChapelMar. 24
Prof. Kenny StokesMy Grace is Sufficient for YouMar. 31
Prof. David MathisHe Holds It All Together: The Supremacy of ChristApr. 7
Pastor Steven LeeIs it Not I, the Lord?Apr. 14
Dr. Joe RigneyJesus Loves MeApr. 23
Chancellor John PiperDid Jesus Really Mean Rejoice When Slandered?May 5
President Tim TomlinsonOvercoming the WorldMay 12
Chapel Schedule » Fall 2020

Unchanging Truths in a Changing World: Meditations on the Apostles’ Creed

What shall we say as our city, our nation, and our world face unprecedented challenges amidst a global pandemic, social unrest, and political divisions? “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” The Fall 2020 chapel series stresses our commitment to historic Christian doctrine and God’s trustworthy Word as the Bethlehem faculty expound the ancient truths expressed in the Apostle’s Creed to encourage our community to follow Christ in these uncertain times.