Allen Douglas Aldrich was pastor of Forest Hills Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC. The service begins with a prayer and introduction to the speaker from 0:00-3:29. Rev. Aldrich speaks from 3:34-22:05. Aldrich preaches on the faith of Abraham and the faith that we should have today. Pastor Aldrich encourages the students to not hold on to the empty shell of a doctrine but have a vibrant faith that is rooted in relationship with Jesus.
The service begins with the reading of John 4:23-24 (00:00-00:28), an announcement (00:29-01:07), and prayer (01:08-02:36). Dr. Trotter introduces the speaker, the Reverend Allen Douglas Aldrich, who was the pastor of Forest Hills Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC (02:37-04:17). His message centers on Matthew 6:28. He begins his message by drawing attention to the growing edge of God’s hand which our lives must be subject to (04:18-13:02). The growth of our lives is determined by the vitality of our daily experience of prayer (13:03-14:25), on the basis of the tone of the thoughts on which we feed our lives (14:26-15:31), and by our involvement in relationships through the Church (15:32-18:30). When the growth happens, there is a gradual unfolding of the unique nature of what is growing; this growth cannot happen unless there is death, focusing us on the cross of Christ (18:31-22:41). He ends in prayer (22:42-23:43).