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BPC Alumnus Mike Spivey Returns as Guest Preacher

Shannon Komm

Brewton-Parker College alumna Shannon Komm joins guest musician Andrew Fountain to lead worship during the Feb. 18 chapel service.

Dr Ergun Caner
Dr. Ergun Caner gives announcements during the Feb. 18 chapel service.
Mike Spivey

BPC alumnus Mike Spivey preaches from Mark 10:17-22. (Photos by Peter Lumpkins)

By Lauren Moye

BPC Staff Writer

MOUNT VERNON— On Feb. 18, 2014, former Brewton-Parker student Mike Spivey returned to his alma mater as special chapel speaker. His sermon came from Mark 10:17-22, which is one of the accounts that details Jesus’s conversation with the rich young ruler. Spivey stated, “The question ‘what must I do to go to heaven’ is still the question we ask today.”

Spivey explained that, like the rich young ruler, each person compares their outward actions with other people to make sure that he or she is doing better. Spivey said, “You passed the self-assessment test. The enemy is okay with your outward religious self-assessment if you haven’t had an inward change of heart.” Later, he said, “Do you really want to rely on your outward deeds, your own ability to perfectly keep the law, to reach heaven?”

Spivey stated that the people who rely on themselves to keep a list of Biblical rules will have one of two reactions. He said they’ll either fight and become “try hard-ers,” or they’ll end up rebelling against God. According to Spivey, there’s nothing people can do to earn God’s favor. “The truth of the gospel is Jesus loves you even when you’re not good. What must you do to be saved? Trust in His goodness, not yours.”

Near the end of his message, Spivey spoke about how individuals need to surrender everything to God. He asked his audience, “Why would we think Jesus demanded anything less than total surrender?”

Spivey is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Soperton. Andrew Fountain, the minister of music at First Baptist Church of Vidalia led music for the service. BPC alumna Shannon Komm accompanied him on the guitar. More chapel photos can be found at www.facebook.com/brewtonparker.

 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.

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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 20, 2014 9:11 AM