“Our God is a global God. He is always with those who are on mission with him,” Daniel Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, said to the seminary’s spring 2015 graduates.
Southeastern’s 61st graduating class included 274 graduates receiving 44 undergraduate, 197 graduate and 38 doctoral degrees.
In his commencement address on May 15 in Wake Forest, N.C., Akin challenged the graduates with Jesus’ last words in Matthew 28:18-20. He highlighted God’s sovereign power, plan and promise.
“As you go and do what God has called you to do, you need to daily continue to acknowledge His authority,” Akin said. “Now that you are in Christ you have access to His authority and power.”
He challenged the audience to remember they are going as Christ’s missionaries to make disciples. Akin quoted missionary Hudson Taylor, “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply.”
Akin emphasized the 3.78 billion people who have limited or no access to the Gospel. “The Bible gives clear evidence that King Jesus needs to be known by those people,” he said. “You will go to the hard and difficult places, do not question the command of your King.”
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SOURCE: Baptist Press