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Tim Searcy Gives “Six Adult Lessons” During Chapel

BPC Chapel

Bryan Mauldin (left), Elizabeth Vetter (center), and Elizabeth Jones (right), work to set up equipment for Voices of Truth’s worship segment before the Jan. 11 chapel service.

By Lauren Moye

BPC Staff Writer

MOUNT VERNON—In an unexpected change of events, BPC Provost Dr. Tim Searcy filled in as guest speaker for Dr. Ergun Caner during the Jan. 11 chapel service. He provided his primarily college-age message with six adult lessons from Romans 14:13-23. This passage discusses how followers of Christ should not judge another disciple over unwillingness to eat meat. His sermon was entitled “When in Doubt, Don’t.”

Dr. Tim Searcy

BPC Provost Dr. Tim Searcy preaches on “When in Doubt, Don’t.”

“God does not just hold you accountable for you,” Searcy stated, “He holds you accountable for what you do to others, too.” The lessons, in order, were: “it’s not all about me” (vs. 13), “it’s not as easy as you think” (vs. 14), “reputation matters” (vs. 15), “build up, don’t tear down” (v.16), “be careful of your approval rating” (vs. 18), and “when in doubt, don’t” (vs. 23).  On the second lesson, Searcy stated that faith is, “More than a little list of rules on right and wrong.” He stated that, if an action or behavior comes down to harming somebody else, than it’s not worth doing.

Searcy went on to explain that approval rating is verbal, but that the best measure of approval rating is the actions one takes. He said, “What you say in Sunday school means little. What you do means much.” The main point of Searcy’s sermon was that if a person has doubts about what is a sin, than they’re better off not doing what they’re having doubts about. “The word faith means absolute and complete trust,” he said. “Absolute and complete trust in God means you will absolutely obey His will in your life.”

BPC Chapel

Students live out the lyrics during the popular praise song “The Heart of Worship.”

(Photos by Lauren Moye)

At the very end, Searcy said, “If you live by this one rule [when in doubt, don’t], you can save yourself a lot of headaches and pain in life. Beyond that, you’ll start living beyond yourself.”

Voices of Truth led in worship. This was the fifth of fifteen chapel services.

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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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.
 
Brewton-Parker College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brewton-Parker College.
 
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February 18, 2014 3:40 PM