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Asbury Explores Holiness and the Spirit-Filled Life

January 24, 2018

Hughes Auditorium during a chapel service
Asbury’s campus gathers for Chapel during Holiness Emphasis Week on Jan. 24.

WILMORE, Ky. – At Asbury University, every semester begins with a time of spiritual rejuvenation. Much like what Fall Revival serves for the start of fall semester, Holiness Emphasis Week focuses the spring semester on the power of the Holy Spirit. Asbury is proud to welcome back speaker Rev. Dr. Steve DeNeff as he teaches on living a spirit-filled life. Remaining Holiness Emphasis Week services will be at the following times:

Jan. 24 — Holiness Evening Worship: 7 p.m., Hughes Auditorium

Jan. 25 — Holiness Evening Teaching: 7 p.m., Student Center  

Jan. 26 — Chapel: 10 a.m., Hughes

DeNeff, the lead pastor of College Wesleyan Church, is a holiness preacher, evangelist, public speaker and published author. Known affectionately by the student body as “Crouching Tiger” because of his preaching style’s physicality, DeNeff has focused this week’s sermons on the idea that pursuing holiness is key to a more fulfilling relationship with God.

During Monday’s morning chapel and evening service, DeNeff emphasized the power of interpenetrating knowledge and faith.

“Our beliefs are like a computer system in which knowledge is processed,” said DeNeff. “Your operating system is more important than what you know, because when you become a Christian, your old system doesn’t work anymore.”

On Tuesday evening, DeNeff used the poem “The Road Less Traveled” by Robert Frost to illustrate the difficult road Jesus asks us to walk.

“In our lives we will come to three forks in the road: Do I believe in Jesus? Do I believe Jesus? Do I believe what Jesus believed in?” DeNeff said. “Only we say ‘yes’ to all three do we experience a spirit-filled life.”

— by Cathryn Lien ’18 

Learn more about spiritual vitality at Asbury.