Lent Devotions Day 8: “The Passover Connection”

“The Passover Connection” “When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples,  “As you know, the Passover is two days away—and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.”” – Matthew 26:1-2 “Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough? 7 Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.8 Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old bread leavened with malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” – … Continue reading

Lent Devotions Day 7: “The Surprise Gift”

“The Surprise Gift” by Sarah Samson, Coordinator of Student Activities   Mark 12:13-44 –  http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%2012:13-44&version=NIV   “Curtain!” The final play had ended with the calling of the curtain. It is a silly way to end a play but when you don’t have a curtain you just ask people to imagine a curtain.  The cast left the stage, and walk back to their green room. They took a deep breath and began to pack up their things.  Just then a little girl come running in, “That was amazing, the bestest thing in the whole wide world. Can you do it again?” … Continue reading

Lent Devotions Day 6: “Growing Up to Become Like Children”

“Growing Up to Become Like Children” by Isaac Watson, ATS Graduate Intern   “And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off.” – Matthew 18:13   In C.S. Lewis’ imaginative classic, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, the four main characters are Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. Peter, being the oldest, is only just about the age that you start high school and Lucy, the youngest, only old enough to be starting grade school. Despite their ages the four children come to the magical … Continue reading

Lent Devotions Day 5: “Every Thought”

“Every Thought” by Gordon Lanpher, ATS Graduate Intern, Children’s Pastor @ The River   ‘The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” – 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the … Continue reading

Lent Devotions Day 4: “Lord Make Me Bankrupt”

“Lord, Make Me Bankrupt” by Rohan Thompton, ATS Graduate Intern   “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 5:3   I’ve read this verse over and over again for years but never truly understood what it meant to be poor in spirit or even why we needed to be poor in spirit. After all, to be poor is a negative or somewhat of a derogatory word. Why would anyone in their right mind want to be poor? In fact, in all of our efforts to not be poor we attend school to better educate … Continue reading

Lent Devotions Day 3: “Faith + Works = Perfect”

“Faith + Works = Perfect” by Joe Kim, Graduate Intern, Senior High Pastor @ Presbyterian Church of New Jersey “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith; I have … Continue reading

Lent Devotions Day 2: “Don’t Be Anxious”

“Don’t Be Anxious” by Wanda Walborn, Director of Spiritual Formation   Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.   Philippians 4:6   This command makes such an indictment to my heart because it seems normal to have anxiety over certain things such as final exams, relationships, finances, or addictions, however, if we are to take God at His word, He is saying don’t be anxious about anything.  Anything?  Anything.  This is such a tall order. In the last few days I have had several conversations with … Continue reading

Lent Devotions Day 1: “He Gave”

“He Gave” by Rafael E. Lara, Worship Ministries Coordinator   Passages “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  – Romans 6:23 “…who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,…” – Galatians 1:4 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” – 1 Peter 2:24 ““Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.”  Rend your heart … Continue reading

Lent Devotions: Introduction

Hello Nyack: This year we will be journeying through lent together as a community.  During this time we will be posting a series of daily devotions which have been written by staff, faculty and graduate students.  We invite you to journey with us for the next 40 days as we seek the Lord together.   in anticipation, Rafael E. Lara Worship Ministries Coordinator

How Public Service Professionals Can Repay Expensive College Loans

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  If you are pursuing a degree in nursing, education, criminal justice or another form of public service, you may be watching your debt build with awe.  You may be wondering how you will ever be able to pay off those student loans.  But it’s okay! Here’s why:   How to Pay Off Big Student Loans In 2007, Congress ratified a bill specifically designed to help students with a passion for public service.  Called the Loan Forgiveness for Public Service Employees, the program assists qualifying students by “forgiving” or rather cancelling loan balances after 120 payments.  Even better, a parent … Continue reading

Are you Nyack’s Next Blogger?

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    Are you Nyack’s Next Blogger? Nyack College is searching for six student bloggers with the skills and stories to make our blog, Life at Nyack stand out.  Each week our bloggers will be featured on Life at Nyack with stories that cover our passion for higher education at New York’s Christian college… And, yes, this is a paid position!  So… Are you a writer? Can you inspire others with your insight into college life?  Can you tell a story that is entertaining? Do you want to develop a 21st century skill that will boost your resume? If so … Continue reading

Part of This Good Breakfast!

Hello again everyone, It’s been a while! I’ve taken on some new life responsibilities (and said goodbye to a few as well), but I’ve been organizing and calculating, and I’ve concluded that blogging is something I would love to do this semester! So, a couple of changes: As mentioned in my review of the 2011-2012 academic year, I was recently elected as S.G.A. President for the NYC Campus! That was no small feat considering all the hard work my opponent put into his campaign, but we got to know each other well during that period, and we now serve together … Continue reading

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