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Fall 2015 Chapel Speakers

  • August 20 -
    President’s Chapel:
    Dr. Emir Caner

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  • August 27 -
    Dr. Steve Gaines
    Senior Pastor
    Bellevue Baptist Church
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  • Sept. 1-3 -
    Spiritual Emphasis Week
    Rev. Anthony George, Associate Pastor, FBC Atlanta - Atlanta, GA

  • September 10 -
    Dr. Robert Jeffress
    Pastor, First Baptist Church Dallas, TX
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  • September 17 - Evangelist
    Algernon Tennyson
    Awaken International Ministries
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  • September 24 -
    Dr. Hayes Wicker
    Senior Pastor
    First Baptist Church Naples
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  • October 1 -
    Rev. Larry Wynn
    VP of Church
    Revitalization & Evangelism
    Georgia Baptist Convention
  • October 15 -
    Dr. Ike Reighard
    Sr. Pastor, Piedmont Church
    President, MUST Ministries
    Atlanta, GA
  • October 22 -
    Rev. Ronnie Rogers
    Sr. Pastor,
    Trinity Baptist Church
    Norman, OK
  • October 29 -
    Rev. Kevin Hamm
    Sr. Pastor,
    Gardendale FBC
    Gardendale, AL
  • November 5 -
    Dr. Mel Blackaby
    Senior Pastor,
    FBC Jonesboro
    Jonesboro, GA
  • November 12 -
    Dr. Mael Disseau
    Associate Professor
    of Christian Studies
  • November 19 -
    Dr. John Yarbrough
    Director of Alumni
    and Public Policy
  • December 3 - Christmas Chapel
    Music Department
    Location TBA
Dr. Emir F. Caner, Truett-McConnell College president, was the speaker. He used as his text a passage from Jude 1:3-4: Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.

He stated that according to recent surveys, on almost all issues, the current generation of college students is more Biblically-centered and more conservative than the previous two or three generations. However, 80% (or more) of college students don’t attend church. Then he asked the questions: “How would you defend/define your faith? What does your faith mean to you?”

He invited the listeners to be a retro church, saying that if we are to be what God wants us to be, we will be Christians according to the New Testament.

Pulling four terms from the Jude text, he talked about four characteristics of our faith:
  • It is a faith that we can and should struggle for. We have been taught an “easy believism,” but obeying God’s command means being willing to stand for our faith regardless of the consequences.
  • It is a faith that we can and should defend. God has already proved himself—the designer of all creation—and we can contend earnestly for the faith, not any faith.
  • It is a faith that is complete. Salvation is complete at the time of the new birth. We all continue our maturing process as Christians, but our salvation is a completed fact from the time we accept Christ.
  • It is a faith that we can be confident in. One of the greatest ways that we can grow in Christian maturity is to be discipled by each other—in other words, to be an active part of a church congregation. Mature Christians must go to church because Jesus Christ died for the church.
Dr. Caner concluded by saying that if we gain respect for those who have gone before us, we will never forget what God has given us.
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