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Dr. Bobby Kelly Delivers Chapel Message from Acts 9 on Saul’s Conversion

October 10, 2018

Dr. Bobby Kelly, Ruth Dickinson Professor of Religion, delivered the chapel message at Oklahoma Baptist University Wednesday, Oct. 10. His message was from Acts 9:1-18 and detailed Saul’s conversion from persecutor of Christians to eventually becoming known as the apostle “Paul.” He continued the Fall Chapel Series on the theme of “Fully Devoted to Christ: What could God do with one completely yielded soul?”

Kelly’s message focused on Saul and how if God can restore his soul, then no one is a lost cause. He called students to get up and go to wherever God is calling them to.

“This is good news for everyone, even those who are different or who may be our enemies,” he said. “God’s grace is for everyone.”

“Saul is a wonderful reminder of what God can do with a person who is fully devoted to Him.”

Kelly joined the OBU faculty in 1997. In 2000, he was named the Rowena Strickland Professor of Bible, and in 2004, he was named the Ruth Dickinson Chair of Bible. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Clear Creek Baptist College in Pineville, Kentucky. He then earned a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He likewise earned a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Southwestern, where he served as a teaching fellow for three years.

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