Thursday, September 10, 2009
President Peter A. Lillback, PhD
Vince Treadway, piano
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Peter A. Lillback, PhD
CALL TO WORSHIP
Carl R. Trueman, PhD
Vice President for Academic Affairs
HYMN OF PRAISE
New Songs of Celebration Render
PRAYER OF ADORATION AND CONFESSION
Vern S. Poythress, PhD
Professor of New Testament Interpretation
Steven Ko, MDiv Student
“Can God Be Trusted?”
David B. Garner, PhD
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
Vice President for Advancement
HYMN OF RESPONSE
The Heavens Declare Your Glory, Lord
John S. Leonard, PhD
Associate Professor of Practical Theology
GREETING THE ENTERING STUDENTS
Peter A. Lillback, PhDPresident
O Lord, I Love You, My Shield, My Tower
Gregory C. Hobaugh, ThM
Dean of Students and Ministerial Formation
"In Romans 8, we have a climax of confidence. In Romans 9, we have a crisis of credibility..."
"Has the Word of God failed? Paul writes here as a pastor...many of you are going to go into pastoral ministry...after serving for some years...you will know biographies of obedience and biographies of sorrow..."
"Why does Paul call us to trust in God's Word? Because it is the Word of God..."
"I love speaking to our 50 year year alumni about their Westminster experience. Recently one said to me, 'I remember not just the content of lectures but also how the faculty loved the Word of God..."
"Do we love the Word of God or do we love what we do with it?"