Oct. 17, 2014
For Immediate Release
By Samantha Stevenson, student news writer
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.— The Rev. Keith Inman, pastor of First Baptist Church in Murray, Ky., led the Baptist Campus Ministry in its annual campus revival, which took place on Campbellsville University’s campus in Ransdall Chapel from Tuesday, Oct. 7 through Thursday, Oct. 9.
Inman delivered a message each night at 7 p.m., and also delivered the convocation message Wednesday morning at 10 a.m.
|The Rev. Keith Inman|
“Keith spoke with passion, which was a reflection of his 25 years in student work. He loves campus ministry,” Ed Pavy, director of campus ministries of Campbellsville University, said.
“Revival this year at CU has sparked a revival in the heart’s of all believers, but it has been even more evident in the heart’s and lives of the BCM council,” said Josh Christian, a freshman from Portland, Tenn. “God is using them, through revival, to spread a need of unity among us as believers. It is through this unity that the love of Christ is being depicted, and it all started with our campus revival.”
Christian shared his testimony to those in attendance on Thursday.
Inman’s message on Tuesday night focused on the problems that pride creates in our lives and in our ministries.
“When pride walks into the room, it demands a ‘me first’ agenda,” Inman said.
He spoke from the New Testament book of James, chapter four, which elaborates on the topic of the destructive nature of prayer.
“Pride affects prayer, and prideful prayers become bargaining sessions.”
Inman elaborated on the importance of prayer on Wednesday evening. He used Jesus as the model that we are to called follow in all things, particularly in his model of prayer.
“Prayer starts with a sense of bewilderment. Jesus went to the garden and got lost and got real with His Father. God wants the same thing from us. In order to see a revival come to this campus, it must start in the hearts of everyone in this room.”
He also taught that prayer helps us gain a sense of wisdom and understanding that we are incapable of achieving without God.
“Wisdom is seeing and responding to life circumstances with God’s point of view,” Inman said.
The final night of revival, Inman tied the theme from his message on Tuesday to conclude his series.
“When pride walks into the room, it brings destruction. When Jesus walks into the room, He brings peace.”
Inman spoke from the passage in the book of John chapter 20, after Jesus died on the cross and was resurrected.
“The first thing Jesus said to his disciples was ‘peace be with you,’” Inman said.
He taught that spending time getting to know what Jesus was like, and including Him in every detail of your life, would bring you a true inner peace that transcends all other understanding.
“Jesus is the only power in the universe that can control you and not destroy you,” he said.
Approximately 120 students attended the final night of revival.
Inman is the current pastor of First Baptist Church in Murray, Ky., where he has served for two years. He served as campus minister at Murray State University for 12 years. He is also the state director of student work in the Kentucky Baptist Convention, where he has served for 13 years. Inman graduated from Murray State University with a marketing degree and from Southwestern Theological Seminary with a master’s in divinity. He and his wife, Carole, have two children.
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.