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Against a backdrop of a culture plagued by low expectations, Louisiana College president Dr. Rick Brewer used the first weekly chapel of the Fall 2015 semester to share with those who hadn't heard his message at graduation back in May: Go the extra mile... and then some.
Because freshmen and most other upperclassmen couldn’t attend those graduation exercises, Brewer wanted to make sure they got the message, too.
Brewer used passages of Scripture, mostly from Genesis 24 to explain the “and then some,” or “second mile,” principle.
He noted how most people will go the first mile in their jobs or relationships and do what is expected of them. But the second mile is “wide open,” and that’s where Brewer said Christians should go.
“Christians ought to do more than what is expected,” he said.
"Do your best and then some... and when God pens a door, run right through it.
Brewer was the first speaker to step behind the pulpit for the weekly chapel meetings, which are open to the public.
Others who will speak at chapel meetings include include Stuart Sasser from Philadelphia Baptist Church, the Rev. David Brooks of Calvary Baptist Church and the Rev. Stewart Holloway of First Baptist Church, Pineville.
This week, LC will also host a campus revival called "Reboot." The schedule for that includes:
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