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Rodriguez Speaks About Freedom in Christ

By Rachel Judy | November 10, 2011

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez
Photo by Alex Perry

Freedom in Christ was the theme of the day at Regent University's weekly chapel service. Held in conjunction with the Global Week of Worship, Wednesday, Nov. 9, was named a Day of Consecration for faculty, staff and students. At the university's weekly chapel service, the Regent community—along with staff from the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN)—gathered in the Main Theater for an extended time of worship and prayer.

Regent's founder and chancellor, Dr. M.G. "Pat" Robertson also led the group in communion.

Following communion, the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), presented the message. Painting a picture of the world today—complete with pop culture references—Rodriguez pointed out that there is something much greater at work than television, the economy or political leaders.

"We stand here today at Regent University to say God is not finished in America," he said. "[The] most powerful spirit alive today ... is the Holy Spirit of God."

He urged the group to live as free people and to allow that freedom in Christ to determine their identity. "I am first and foremost a child of God," he said.

Because of the freedom that Christian believers share, Rodriguez explained, there is a responsibility to declare that freedom in all areas of their lives. "Silence, my friends, is not an option," he said.

Global Week of Worship activities will continue on Thursday, Nov. 10, and Friday, Nov. 11. Thursday has been named a Day of Prayer; Friday, a Day of Worship.

Learn more about the Global Week of Worship.

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