Imagery of Regent people and campus

Bishop Wellington Boone Speaks at Chapel

By Amanda Morad | September 27, 2013

Bishop Wellington Boone
Photo by Alex Perry

At Regent University's weekly chapel service on Wednesday, Sept. 25, Bishop Wellington Boone, conference speaker for Promise Keepers and founder of The Fellowship of International Churches, spoke on what it means to have a passionate heart toward God.

"We are sitting in the manifestation of a word from God spoken to a man," Boone reminded the audience. "This whole university is a manifestation of a word given to a life connected to God.

"The fire burning in front of the CBN building should be a reflection of the fire burning within us. How real is the flame of passion within you?"

The Scripture he referenced was 2 Corinthians 5:6-7 which reminds the recipients of Paul's letter to "walk by faith and not by sight."

"There's a lot of judging going on in the Church by the seeing of the eye, rather than by the Word of the Holy Spirit," Boone said, referencing the state of a nation in turmoil whose Church is quickly losing hope. "I know there's a lot of pressure—factions fighting, culture wars flaring up—but we need to define what's going on in America not by politics, but by what's going on in the Church."

Boone stressed the importance of keeping God's opinion top priority rather than seeking acceptance in the world. "[Jesus] wasn't conscious of offending people, He was conscious of offending God," Boone noted.

He also reminded the audience that, as freely as grace has been given by Jesus' death and resurrection, holiness is still required of those who claim to follow Him.

"His payment on the cross doesn't mean we don't have to repent of sin today," Boone said. "Jesus died in the flesh for our salvation, but we are called to die to the flesh every day."

He left the audience with an encouragement that those who have consecrated and passionate hearts for God are virtually limitless in what they can accomplish for Christ.

"God can take you anywhere, no matter what your race, your gender, or your educational level," Boone said. "But as long as you're more conscious of perceived limitations, you'll never be successful in doing what God called you to."

Getting to that consecrated and passionate heart isn't easy, Boone iterated. It requires obedience and a commitment to holiness.

"You won't find one man of God in the Bible who did what he did for God around convenience," Boone said. "It's always done around sacrifice."

Learn more about Campus Ministries.

Back to Top

Mindy Hughes, Public Relations

Phone: 757.352.4095 Fax: 757.352.4888

Latest News

Students enrolled.

Regent Posts Record-Breaking Fall 2015 Enrollment

September 1, 2015


Creating a Shoe that Grows

By Brennan Smith | August 31, 2015

Dr. Robertson.

Dr. M.G. "Pat" Robertson Addresses Annual Founder's Chapel

By Brett Wilson Tubbs | August 31, 2015

Regent fountain.

Regent Ranked as 15th-Most Beautiful Christian College & University Campuses

By Brett Wilson Tubbs | August 28, 2015

Introducing the Center for Student Happiness

By Brennan Smith | August 25, 2015


Regent School of Law Values Serving Others

By Brett Wilson Tubbs | August 21, 2015

Share |

Upcoming Events

United Night of Worship

09/12/2015 08:00pm

View More Events >