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Ezell challenges Union students to faithfulness and obedience despite costs

Kevin Ezell speaks in chapel March 18. (Photo by Morris Abernathy)
Kevin Ezell speaks in chapel March 18. (Photo by Morris Abernathy)

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JACKSON, Tenn.March 21, 2011 – Convenience and personal pleasure should not be the standards by which Christians judge the calling of God on their lives, Kevin Ezell told the Union University community March 18.

“God often calls us to do things that are inconvenient,” Ezell said. “God often calls us to do things that are greater than our ability to accomplish.”

Ezell, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board and a Union University alumnus, spoke in a chapel service in the G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel and preached from Acts 20.

He challenged Union students to be good stewards of the life that God has given them, reminding students that “God has placed you here for far more than to draw a breath and draw a salary.”

Ezell said Christians must be faithful and focused on being obedient to the Lord in every step of their walk with him and in whatever he has called them.

Full audio from Ezell’s chapel address is available at www.uu.edu/audio/detail.cfm?ID=533.

 

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3/18/11 - During chapel Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board, challenges Union students and faculty to live a life of significance by loving people well.
3/18/11 - During chapel Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board, challenges Union students and faculty to live a life of significance by loving people well. - Victoria Stargel
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3/18/11 - Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board, speaks in chapel.
3/18/11 - Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board, speaks in chapel. - Victoria Stargel
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3/18/11 - Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board, speaks in chapel.
3/18/11 - Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board, speaks in chapel. - Victoria Stargel

Media contact: Mark Kahler, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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