How to Live Daily
BPC alumnus and local pastor Bucky Kennedy visited the campus as the Sept. 18, 2012 chapel speaker. (Photo by Lauren Stoops)
By Lauren Stoops
BPC Staff Writer
“If you are a believer, then there is greatness in you,” Rev. Bucky Kennedy, pastor of Vidalia First Baptist, said as he opened his message to the Sept. 18, 2012 chapel congregation. He went on to explain that, as Christians, Christ dwells inside us. This is why, according to Kennedy, there is greatness inside of all believers. His message centered on Luke 9:23. In his sermon, Kennedy gave students an acronym for how to follow God daily.
- D – Discipline
- A – Accountability
- I – Intentionality
- L – Love
- Y – Yes
According to Kennedy, for a Christian to live daily they must be disciplined, be held accountable, be intentional with their choices, love God and others, and say “yes” to God with such authority that they automatically say no to the world.
Kennedy is a BPC alumnus who graduated in ’85, a time when the campus was a two-year college. In addition to evangelist, pastor, and chapel speaker, Kennedy also served a term as the Georgia Baptist Convention’s president. However, he was not the only alumni to return to BPC on Sept. 18. Shannon Komm, a ’04 graduate, provided special music for the chapel service. She played guitar and sang to lead students in a time of worship.
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.