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Wade Morris delivers convocation message

April 27, 2009 : Dominique McKay

Itinerant minister Wade Morris spoke at Liberty University’s convocation on Monday, offering words of guidance for students dealing with transitions in their life.

“There are times in life when things don’t work out exactly the way you want them to, and you’ve got to learn to make the transition,” Morris said.

Morris is the author of “The Journey,” an expository Bible study and devotional series on CD. Originally from Birmingham, Ala., he received his master of divinity degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and served on staff at several churches before surrendering to a full-time call to itinerant ministry.

Citing John 21, Morris told students there are three things they should always remember. First: learn to recognize Jesus.

“When you recognize Jesus, regardless of how big or how small, he will do amazing things,” he said.

Next: learn to love Jesus.

“How do you prove to Jesus you love Him?” Morris said. “There has to be something that you do to get deeper and deeper in love with Jesus Christ.”

Last: follow Christ — no matter what.

“If you see Jesus and how He’s going to move and how He will move, and you get deeper and deeper in love with Him, ultimately you’ve got to know God’s call and the true message of discipleship is not how you start the race — it’s how you finish the race,” Morris said. “And it makes all the difference.”

 



SPECIAL MUSIC

Eddie Hoagland and his Mariachi Band performed special music at Monday’s convocation, leading praise and worship with “Mighty to Save,” “Rescue” and “You Have Made Me Glad.”