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BCF CHALLENGED BY CHAPEL SPEAKERS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 6, 2012


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Daniel Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, filled the chapel pulpit on January 30th.

Students, faculty, and staff of The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville have been greatly challenged by the messages of Wayne Briant, Daniel Akin, Jimmy Dukes, and Richie Allen throughout the first few weeks of chapel.

Briant, pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Sarasota, Fla., preached during the Campus Revival, held January 23-25, in BCF's R.G. Lee Chapel. Reading from Acts 4:31, Briant began the revival series describing the people used in the movement of God. "Christians have a great opportunity in front of them but find themselves in great need of revival," Briant stated. He explained that the people of God need to be a people of uncommon prayer, united with one another. "It is our job to take the message of His gospel to a lost and dying world," said Briant. "Our mission is to go." Briant concluded the powerful revival series by offering great hope, stating, "When the people of God turn away from their sins and repent, we place ourselves in the position to fall in love with Jesus. That is revival."

Akin, who serves as the president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, filled the chapel pulpit on January 30th expounding on Hebrews 12 verses 1-3. Akin described what it's like to "run together in God's race," explaining that Christians need to find encouragement from those around them, focus on the essentials that God has for them, and follow the example that was given by Christ. Akin brought to light not only the importance of beginning the race and running it well, but also the great need of the people of God to finish the race well.

Dukes serves as the Associate Dean for Innovative Learning, Prison Ministry and Professor of New Testament and Greek at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He addressed BCF students and staff on January 31 by preaching from John 10:22-30. With seven in-depth points, Dukes explained the comfort and security in knowing that salvation is from Christ and how individuals can, "Know you are Christian and always will be." He finished by stating that the people of God should never have to question whether they are following Jesus or not.

Allen, founder of LINC-UP Ministries, Inc., an organization that mobilizes churches in the United States for church-planting partnerships in Brazil and other unreached places, preached in chapel on February 1. Illuminating the verses found in Psalms 34, Allen proclaimed the importance, intensity, and passion of the word "magnify" and how Christians should relate to our God who is omnipotent, all-powerful, invincible, supreme, omnipresent and omniscient.

For more information about BCF and the 10:00 a.m. chapel services, including the complete chapel schedule for the semester, call 800-328-2660 ext. 446 or visit baptistcollege.edu.


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BCF Trustee Wayne Briant, pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Sarasota, Fla., preached during the Campus Revival.

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BCF Alumnus Richie Allen, Founder of LINC-UP Ministries, Inc., preached in chapel on February 1.

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Jimmy Dukes serves as the Associate Dean for Innovative Learning, Prison Ministry, and Professor of New Testament and Greek at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He addressed BCF students and staff on January 31.

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