We meet as a community of faith and learning each Tuesday during the semester to worship God in Andrew Gerow Hodges Chapel. Each semester we focus our chapel services on a specific theme. This semester's theme is "Hosanna! In excelsis deo!"
Both the prelude and the climax of Jesus’ life in the gospels are marked by congregational worship. At His birth, a host of angels announced to shepherds in the fields that their Savior had been born. “Glory to God in the highest,” they proclaimed in jubilant praise, “and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” Then days before he died, as he descended the Mount of Olives, “the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God,” saying “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!” In doing so, they echoed an ancient Israelite song, “Save us, we pray, O Lord! . . . Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Psalm 118).
Hodges Chapel will resound with similar praises this term. We will build upon a centuries-old ecclesial tradition and focus our services on songs in the Bible given by God to shape our Christian faith and worship. Won’t you join us this semester as we enter into this everlasting praise of the Lord, both by learning about many of the songs in the Bible and by using them to glorify our God as we worship?
Hosanna! In excelsis deo!
All services will take place at 11 a.m. in Andrew Gerow Hodges Chapel.
Russell Moore will deliver an address at Beeson Divinity School's service of commencement and consecration.
Kevin J. Vanhoozer of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School will deliver an address at Beeson Divinity School's opening convocation.
Ronald D. Sterling will preach a sermon on Isaiah 40:6-8.
Ray Van Neste will begin this year's BIblical Studies Lectures by preaching in Hodges Chapel during community worship.
Cokiesha Bailey Robinson will preach a sermon on 2 Timothy 3:10-17.
Charlie Dates will preach a sermon on 1 Peter 1:25.
Frank Thielman will preach a sermon on Hebrews 4:12-13.
Jared Alcántara will begin this year's Conger Preaching Lectures by preaching in Hodges Chapel during community worship.
Douglas D. Webster will preach a sermon on James 1:19-27.
Kristen Padilla will preach a sermon on Amos 8:11-14.
Jerry Kulah will begin this year's World Christianity Week by preaching in Hodges Chapel during community worship.
Mark DeVine will preach a sermon on Isaiah 55:1-11.
The student winner of the James Earl Massey Preaching Award will preach a sermon during community worship.