Bucky Kennedy Addresses Chapel
“It is one thing to know the Bible; it is another thing to live the Bible,” Bucky Kennedy, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Vidalia, stated as part of his message to Brewton-Parker students and faculty.
By Lauren Moye
BPC Staff Writer
MOUNT VERNON— During Brewton-Parker’s October 8 chapel service, Rev. Bucky Kennedy began a four part sermon series. He entitled his first message “The Making of a Christian” and based it around Ephesians 2:1-10. Kennedy is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Vidalia.
“What I pursue determines what I’m passionate about,” Kennedy said, indicating that a pursuit of God is the first ingredient in the making of a Christian. A few minutes later he stated, “Saints sin but sinners can’t saint. A ‘sinner saint’ can only mimic what they think they should do.”
Kennedy also implied that a Christian can’t be involved in a life of sin. The scripture passage uses the metaphor of somebody being “dead” if they lived this kind of lifestyle. Kennedy also said that they can’t walk with somebody that they don’t know. He added, “It’s one thing to know the Bible; it’s another to live the Bible,” Kennedy stated. Later, he taught, “If you’re dead to life, you don’t know Jesus and you don’t have a future.”
“Today,” Kennedy said as he ended his message, “I want to challenge you on who you know, who you’re walking with, who you’re alive to, and who you’re pursuing.”
Andrew Fountain, the minister of music at Kennedy’s church, returned to lead music. BPC alumna Shannon Komm accompanied him on the guitar.
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.
Visit Brewton-Parker College online at www.bpc.edu.