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Good Friday convocation brings good news

April 10, 2009 : University Advancement staff

STUDENTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN UGANDA

Liberty students Kailey Spivey, Randy Carroll and Owen Davenport spoke on behalf of a new campus group that supports Invisible Children, an international organization committed to helping end the civil war in Uganda, where thousands of children are being trained and used as soldiers.

The students urged everyone to take part in a Washington, D.C., rally on April 25 to raise awareness and money for the organization. Click here for more information on Liberty’s efforts.

 


LIBERTY THEATRE TO PRESENT 'THE MUSIC MAN’

The Liberty University Theatre Department provided special music for Friday’s convocation service, performing a piece from The Music Man the department’s last production for this school year.

The Music Man will open on April 17. Click here for show times.

 

  


 

SAMFORD’S DR. ROBERT SMITH DELIVERS MESSAGE

Liberty University welcomed Dr. Robert Smith as its Good Friday convocation speaker. Smith, an associate professor of preaching at Samford University in Alabama, said that “Good Friday is only good because we know what will take place on Sunday morning,” in reference to Easter Sunday.

Smith gave the analogy of a turtle on a fence post to explain how salvation works.

“If you see a turtle on the fence post, don’t think it got there by itself, because turtles don’t climb fence posts. Someone put it there,” he said.

When people become Christians, they are lifted up and given a free pass to heaven, just as the turtle received a free ride to the top of the fence post, Smith explained. This salvation is a free gift that should have more influence on Christian lives than any life circumstances.

“The word of God may not change circumstances for you, but it will change you,” Smith said. “You have access to God because of what Jesus Christ has done.”