Ears To Hear: Parables from Matthew
Even though we attend different churches and live in different cites, at CVCA the banner we rally under is Jesus Christ. Each year we choose a book of the Bible to study during our weekly chapels. This year we are studying the book of Matthew, specifically the parables found in Matthew. Parables are stories, but they are stories with intent. Even from an early age we love stories; they have great power to draw us in and are often about something that we can relate to. Some are straight-forward while others are a bit cryptic and keep us coming back for deeper understanding. Parables often “show” instead of simply “tell.”
Every Thursday, CVCA comes together for chapel. Studies, practice and work all cease each week as faculty, staff and students alike come together as one to worship by studying God’s Word, pray and participate in musical praise. It is a reminder amidst the busyness of school week to set our hearts and minds on the things above (Col 3:2) and to exalt Jesus Christ as a community.
The purpose of chapel is to create space and opportunity for students to connect with God in meaningful ways which are Scripture-focused and engaging. This includes corporate singing, Biblical teaching, celebration, and student/faculty involvement. Our goal for our weekly chapel services is that our community would have the same heart as the King David when he writes, “Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.” (Psalm 34:3)
Spiritual Emphasis Days
Each semester, CVCA intentionally sets aside several days to refocus our attention on Christ and give students space to connect with God in meaningful ways. This time is focused upon the Word of God and includes worship, teaching, and celebration.