After reading 1 Peter 2:9, a prayer, and introduction (start-3:30), Luke Smith, a representative from the Personnel Department of the Foreign Mission Board, shares about a missions experience and his spiritual journey.
Julius Carroll Trotter, Jr., Professor of Preaching and Speech, preaches about the importance of the centrality of the cross in Christianity from Mark 8:34-35 (start-15:45). The service then concludes with a hymn (15:45-end).
After a prayer and an introduction (start-5:15), Joseph D. Quillian, a professor from the Perkins School of Theology of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, preaches about focusing on God and not ourselves from Isaiah 6:1-12.
After the reading of James 2:23 and a prayer (start-1:00), John William Eddins, Jr., Assistant Professor of Theology, speaks about the meaning of friendship (1:01-13:54). Service ends in a song (13:55-end).
After a prayer, and an introduction (start-1:55), Dr. John Terrill Wayland, Professor of Religious Education, speaks about why we should be thankful and what we should be thankful for. He shares four different levels of gratitude, including: instinctive, pagan, pharisee, and finally the Christian level.
After a few announcements, a prayer, and an introduction (start-1:22), George W. Cummins, the Associate Director of the Chaplains Commission of the Home Mission Board, gives the premise that God’s highest call for him entails the priesthood of the individual believer and the responsibility we have to share the gospel. This service was a commissioning for chaplains.
After the reading of Psalm 103:1-2 and Philippians 2:5-11, a prayer, and an introduction (start-3:55), John Seldon Whale, a Congregationalist minister and theologian as well as a visiting lecturer at the University of Chicago and Princeton University, gives a lecture about the Incarnation entitled “Christianity’s Most Offensive Claim.”