A. Hamilton Reid was secretary of the Alabama Baptist Convention. This was Dr. Reid's first time at Southeastern. Stealey opens the chapel service by reading Romans 14:8 and speaks from 0:00-6:04 to introduce Dr. Reid. Reid preached to the seminary students on how to have a successful ministry. Reid's source text was 2 Timothy 4:5 and speaks from 6:05-32:25.
Sydnor Lorenzo Stealey was the first president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He begins the service with prayer (00:00-00:29) and a report of the death of one of the trustees, Dr. Elliot, among other updates (00:30-04:07). He then transitions into his message with explanations of the meanings of Luke 19:11-27 (04:08-08:17) and of Luke 11:1-13, with several illustrations (08:18-18:59). He then transitions into talking about the modern Cuban Crisis, with America’s involvement in it, reminding the congregation of Jesus’s example of turning toward God and receiving the right spirit for wisdom (19:00-22:45). He ends with an exhortation to Southern Baptists in his own time (22:46-23:26) before praying (23:27-23:59).
Sydnor Lorenzo Stealey was the first President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Stealey opens the service with a scripture reading of Ephesians 4:11-16 and an announcement about a student in need of prayer from 0:00-4:30. Dr. Stealey preaches from 4:32-25:02. President Stealey preaches on theological reflections and differences. He shares that God has a love for us that won't let go and how He always has our best interests in mind.
Sydnor Lorenzo Stealey was the first President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. President Stealey begins the service with prayer from 0:00-4:50. He preaches from 4:57-24:17. Stealey states that it is better to obey God rather than man and cites Acts 5:29. Dr. Stealey asks the students if they know Jesus as savior. He encourages them to make the gospel easy to understand for children.
Sydnor Lorenzo Stealey was the first president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Stealey opens the service by welcoming all who are in attendance. He shares the truth about his resignation and why he is compelled to retirement. President Stealey shares his excitement and support of president-elect Dr. Olin T. Binkley. Rev. Stealey closes the service with a few announcements and prayer.
After President Stealey opens in prayer and the reading of Colossians 1:9-19 (start-06:44), he introduces and reads the Abstract of Principles (6:45-21:04). After making some concluding thoughts, Dr. Stealey moves on to having two new professors sign the Abstract of Principles (23:30-26:55). Those professors were Dr. James E. Tull, Professor of Theology, and Dr. Emily K. Lansdell, Professor of Missions.