Dan Kuno delivers with Passion, sets Chapel on fire again
Our Friday morning Chapel service was a very familiar one...Dan Kuno preaching with passion! For the past 20+ years, Dan Kuno has been no stranger to the TBC Chapel platform. But on this occasion, after more than 2 years away, Dan came back as our guest. And he did it in typical Kuno style, wearing his passion on his sleeve, and letting the Holy Spirit move.
Dan Kuno pulled out his typical catch phrases, like: "I love ya, you're special, and there's not a thing you can do about it!" There were also two banners hung from the balcony in tribute to Dan, in huge letters they simply read, "God" and "Try". These are two words that really mark Dan's life, but very specifically they represent the legacy he wants to pass on to these students...forever!
To open his message he addressed the great history of Trinity giving tribute to many past leaders. He recalled some of the great memories of people like Paul Davison, Bob Garrison, President Wead, President Lundstrom and many more. The mission of Trinity has burned hot for over 60 years, because of the great leaders, professors, guest speakers, coaches and ministry leaders that have fanned it into flame year after year after year. He reminded us of the love for the lost...that President Lundstrom so deeply planted into each of us. The Word of God...that Paul Davidson, Tim Munyon, Bob Maddox, David Jones and so many others helped us fall in love with and taught us to handle with great care. The memories echoed deep in our hearts that morning as each of us recalled the moments from our own history at Trinity that impacted us.
Pastor Kuno message hit home with our students and our visitors alike, as many flooded the altars for prayer at the end of the message. He spoke of Aaron's rod, how he brought a dead stick and God caused it to bud with life, a sign that God was appointing Aaron as the priest. It was not a position to strive for, this position was God chosen, God ordained, and God empowered.
He then challenged all of us to bring our dead sticks to the altar again and allow God to cause it to bud fresh and new. God moved, and people responded. There was a call for renewal of broken dreams and the birthing of new dreams. As people flooded the altars, through tears and prayers and coming together as family, many received the strength and encouragement they desperately needed. What an honor it is to serve such a great God and to be a part of a family like TBC.