As many young Christians leave the High School arena and prepare to enter into the college realm they are going to be encouraged to give some thought into joining a fraternity house or a sorority club who proudly identify themselves with the various letters of the Greek alphabet. So what should you do as a young Christian in the face of the promising temptations that they offer? The answer is simple. Remember that the most important letters of the Greek alphabet are the Alpha and the Omega, and if their plans, ethics and morality don’t fit in between those two then you need to remind yourself that the house of the Lord will take you farther than any other house on campus.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Revelation 1:8)
What’s a credit worth? A college credit that is. One college “professor” obviously thought it was worth more than one student did. The professor gave a classroom assignment that included writing the name of Jesus on a piece of paper, placing it on the floor and then stepping/stomping on it. At least one student refused. I don’t know the student, but I give him props for valuing the name of Jesus above the value of a college credit. Click here to read the actual story.
Many correlations and lessons could be spelled out here but I believe the story speaks for itself. Let’s just leave off by asking the question, “What is the name of Jesus worth to us?”
“And if anyone says a word against the Son of man, he will have forgiveness: but for him who says evil words against the Holy Spirit, there will be no forgiveness.” (Luke 12:10 – BBE)
For what it is worth, I thought you might be interested in this.
Several years ago, I graduated from graduate school at Southern Christian University under Rex Turner Sr. My wife graduated with her bachelors degree from Regions under Rex Turner Jr. Recently, my wife graduated with her Masters degree from Amridge under Michael Turner.
I have to wonder how many couples can say that between them they graduated from all three schools and all three Presidents. I think it is rather cool, actually.
My first paying job was, like the ladies in the picture, pulling cotton for 25 cents per day. I was 5 years old at the time. The cotton sack I had was especially made for my size. Unlike the picture of the ladies picking cotton, I quickly learned that the wearing of gloves is a must, otherwise your hands will have scratches and cuts all over them – not a pleasant experience.
My first paying job where I contributed to Social Security, was working at a cucumber shed, loading 40-60 pound sacks of cucumbers into a truck bed, 16 hours per day. I made a whole $300 one summer to pay for my books and tuition at college.