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Frankfort pastor urges thanking those around us

By Jordan Snider, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY. Dr. Robert Browning, pastor of First Baptist Church of Frankfort, reminded Campbellsville University faculty, staff, coaches, students and the public to thank those around you for all they do for you at the Thanksgiving service in the Ransdell Chapel Nov. 18.

I love Thanksgiving because it is a time that we praise and give thanks."

Browning read the story from Luke 17:11-19, that speaks about the men with leprosy. When Jesus healed them, only one, a Samaritan, of the ten men returned to praise and thank Jesus. Luke wants to break down the barriers because nothing is more important than relationships.

Jesus told the Samaritan man "this kind of faith will make you whole."

"It all begins with what you see and how you respond. The ministry of stopping when you see someone in need is so important, which is what Jesus did throughout his life. Seeing is crucial to faith," Browning said.

"What will you see when you go home for Thanksgiving, what will you overlook?" Browning asked the students.

"See the people that are responsible for you being here, the ones that pray for you and lavish them with gratitude and praise. Thank those here that care and love you before you leave," Browning said.

The University Chorale led a call to worship in singing "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" and led a Thanksgiving hymn in singing "For The Beauty of the Earth," directed by Dr. Tony Cunha, the dean of the School of Music. Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music, played the prelude and the postlude.

Dr. Candace R. Hansford, associate professor of social work, gave a call to Thanksgiving through a testimonial about thanks.

Josh Vincent, a CU student from Louisville, read scripture from the Old Testament, and Fontez Hill, a CU student from LaCenter, read scripture from the New Testament. Dr. Michelle Tucker, associate professor of social work, led the students and faculty in a Thanksgiving prayer.

Dr. Michael V. Carter, president, introduced Browning.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering over 80 programs of study including 24 master's degrees, seven postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is

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Dr. Browning gives Thanksgiving message at CU Chapel

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The Thanksgiving service in Ransdell Chapel is a special time for Campbellsville University students, faculty and staff each year. The guest speaker this year was Dr. Robert Browing from Frankfort.

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