Hope in life after college
By Ashley Marsteller
BPC Staff Writer
MOUNT VERON—Ryan Lyons of New City Church in Lyons, Ga, conveyed a very important message to the student body during BPC’s 11th chapel service held in Saliba Chapel. A BPC alum of eight years standing, Lyons informed his listeners that life continues after graduation, and with it, their Christian walk. He encouraged the students to remain firmly grounded in the Gospel—“the A-Z of Christianity”—and to live for God’s righteousness and not their own. “Jesus is your righteousness,” declared Lyons. “You cannot earn God’s love and favor.” This is good news. The Gospel tells us that Jesus died for our forgiveness, and only through Him can we accept God’s love and grace. Life after college is inevitable; but students can rest easy in the assurance and spiritual guidance of the Gospel of Christ, knowing they will not face the future alone.
Gady Youmans, a Youth Minister at First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon and freshly graduated BPC alum, spoke to the Brewton-Parker faculty and the student body during BPC’s 12th weekly chapel service. Calling on Christians and lost souls equally, he gave a poignant message on the crucifixion and Jesus’ humility and willingness to die for God’s children. Describing the pain and mental anguish that Jesus endured, Youmans challenged the congregation to evaluate their own lives and ask themselves “Am I willing to endure what lies ahead in life?” and “Do I stand firm in Christ?” In closing, Youmans reminded his listeners that everyone—saved and lost alike—will kneel before their Heavenly Father in the end and profess that He is God. He encouraged many to accept Christ’s saving grace and become part of the multitude that will receive the Kingdom of God.
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.