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Clayton King leads students during Spiritual Emphasis Week

September 8, 2010 : Allison Cundiff

Evangelist Clayton King encouraged and energized students during Liberty University’s Spiritual Emphasis Week, which kicks off each semester. The week is meant to give non-Christian students an introduction to the gospel as well as encourage student-believers. At convocation and evening services held Monday through Wednesday, King spoke about the call of Isaiah, sharing the gospel, fighting fear and the assurance of salvation.

King began each service reading a prayer request submitted by a Liberty student at the All Night of Prayer event this past Saturday.

In Wednesday morning’s convocation, King read from I John 1:5-2:2 and assured students that salvation is possible, tangible, unshakable and available to every person.

“For every impossibility in your life that is bigger than you, the blood of Christ is bigger and more powerful than that impossibility,” he said. “So stop relying on your own ability to think through and reason through a situation, stop being frustrated by your own inability — and begin to rest in God’s finished, completed work in Christ.”

King told students that regardless of what they have done, or what they are struggling with, “the blood that purifies us from all sin speaks against every impossibility and says that which was impossible is now possible because God has acted mightily on our behalf. That is good news! Salvation is possible.”

King began preaching in prisons and churches at the age of 14 and has since written six books and spoken to more than 3 million people all over the world. He is the founder and president of Crossroads Worldwide, an interdenominational ministry whose mission is to reach out to people and teach them how to live for Christ and share the gospel. Summer camps, conferences, discipleship programs and mission trips are all part of the Crossroads ministry.

King recently became a campus pastor at Liberty and will be speaking at Wednesday night Campus Church services this semester.

He lives in North Carolina with his wife of 11 years, Charie, and two sons, Jacob and Joseph.