July 31, 2022 | Author | 0 Comments
Chrisland University VC Tasks Students To Create Deep Hunger For God By Patterning Their Lives After Christ
Vice-Chancellor, Chrisland University, Abeokuta, Prof Chinedum Peace Babalola, FAS, has challenged students to stimulate deep hunger for God and reflect that through patterning their lives after Christ Jesus, who is the role model for the entire christian race.
Patterning lives after the Messiah and copying the lifestyles and attitudes of faithful bible characters like Joseph and Daniel, was the plank of Prof Babalola's homily at the University Chapel on Sunday 31st July, 2022.
Today's worship service was a unique one beyond the weekly assemblage. Firstly, for so many graduating students, it served as a round up fellowship service commemorating the end of the outgoing session.
The service was also a day of showing for 44 students who successfully scaled through the first Discipleship and Leadership Class to receive their certificates and shake hands with the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Chinedum Peace Babalola with a photo-ops.
The service was also a special session to confer an award of excellence and meritorious christian service on one of the University's Governing Council members and erstwhile Chaplain, Ven. (Dr) Bamidele Okunnuga, for his pioneering role in stimulating spiritual growth of students.
The Vice-Chancellor who took the main text of her sermon from Gen 37 verses 3 to 36, espoused on the many fascinating and positive attitudes and exemplary behaviour of Joseph, tasking students to display what she called solid Christianity
Hear her: "I am looking forward to all of you becoming solid christians of whom it will be difficult to backslide. You must display faithfulness and crave deeper hunger for God.
"I am always excited when I see good things worthy of emulation and I have since discovered that not all youths are bad in Nigeria. There are still virgins, male and female, in the land. Don't be deceived. It is possible for you as a child of God to maintain your righteousness.
"You cannot afford to follow the multitude. You must be different and your lifestyle must reflect exemplary conduct. Allow God to use you as a Joseph in Chrisland University and your world at large"
She further counselled that, like the biblical Joseph, the must never be moved by life's adverse situations as victory lies ultimately in the end.
The University Chaplain, Rev Juwon Onasanya who conducted and presided over the service appreciated the Board of Trustees led by the Chancellor and Founder of the Institution, High Chief Dr. (Mrs) Winifred Awosika for providing a solid atmosphere for spiritual and sound learning for the students.
For his part, Ven Dr. Bamidele Okunnuga, while acknowledging the honour bestowed on him, admonished students to persevere in their walk in faith.