Josh McPhatter and ‘A Crown that Lasts Forever’
By Lauren Stoops
BPC Staff Writer
BPC Alumnus Joshua McPhatter returned to his alma mater on Tuesday, February 19 as guest chapel speaker. His message came from 1 Corinthians 9:24-26. “If I could give this message a title, it would be ‘A Crown That Lasts Forever,’” McPhatter said in his introduction. “If I could give it a subtitle, it would be ‘Which Crown Are You Running For?’” He put the sermon in the context of the Athens Olympic Games, where athletes would spend months preparing for competition. “Just like athletes, we need to be devoted, prepared, and determined,” McPhatter explained.
During his message, McPhatter exhorted his listeners to treat life like a race for an everlasting “crown.” He pointed out that sometimes people get distracted. He said, “We chase our GPA, our wife or girlfriend, popularity, or money, but when we take the focus off God and place it on worldly things, that is when we trip up and mess up. We get distracted. You cannot let people get you distracted from God.”
He finished his sermon by stating, “At the end of all things, it’s about being devoted to God.”
BPC Student athletes were also recognized during the chapel service for their outstanding achievements during the 2012-2013 academic year.
Praise and worship music was led by the BPC Gospel Choir.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college south of Macon and north of Jacksonville, FL. The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.
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