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First person narrative messages help the audience enter into the culture and experience of the biblical character.  The listener is transported back in time to experience life as portrayed in the Scriptures. It can be a powerful way to help us live and think biblically."
- President Dave Ley on the first-person narrative assignment in our Advanced Homiletics course
In the past couple weeks our preaching students put in some practice in chapel presenting biblical truth in a unique way. David Whipple spoke from the point of view of Zacchaeus the tax collector of Luke 19 while Jason Scott testified about the resurrection as the Apostle Peter. 

The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alaska Bible College institution.

Childhood Heroes

As a child I was fascinated by Southern Gospel Music. I would watch
the videos of quartets performing, doing my very best to mimic their
every word, move, and energy. The bass and tenor singers’ notes gave
me a sense of awe and wonder as they would happily sing about life
eternal with Jesus! George Younce of the Cathedral Quartet was my
hero. It wasn’t until this past month that I found a book
George had written telling his story. I learned about his calling,
singing, travels, and alcoholic struggles. My hero was humble and
honest about his shortcomings. Reading about how he had gone through
trials and seeing the Holy Spirit carry him through, I saw that
my hero’s hero was in fact Jesus.

As a young adult the temptation is there to make a name for yourself
and become the hero in your own story. Getting married, having a
child, graduating from college, and starting a good job can make a man
think he is elevating his heroic resume. But is that the kind of
attitude Jesus desires us to have? Matthew 11:29 reveals the heart of
Jesus as gentle and lowly. The world’s greatest hero was more
concerned about people’s hearts seeing truth and believing it than
receiving outward fame and recognition.

It is my hope at age 23 to become more like Jesus every day. How is
this done? Ephesians 5:1 says, “Therefore be imitators of God, as
beloved children” (ESV). In other words, kind of like how I would try
to become my heroes in gospel music, so we should mimic Jesus. Study
his every word, moves, and energy. From observing my childhood hero
who is now with the Lord, I see the worth of being more fascinated
with Jesus than anything else this life has to offer.

- Josiah Richardson, Director of Admissions

Thursday Chapel
This Thursday we took some time to pray together for each other in light of the approaching semester's end. Beforehand, we had an all ladies musical takeover as they led us in some engaging, authentic worship. Afterward, we closed with student Anthony Irsik leading us in further song as a requirement for his vocal lessons class. Great job Anthony!
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