This collection contains over 3,100 audio recordings of chapel messages and special events related to SEBTS administrators, faculty, and students. These materials date from 1958 to 2008 and were produced by SEBTS. The collection also contains some text files with information related to these events.
Lana Lawrence was President of the Student Council at Southeastern Theological Seminary. The service begins with a brief introduction and prayer (0:00-3:03). The prodigal son parable is read from Luke 15:11-24 (3:04-5:20). Lawrence begins her message with a brief introduction (5:21-7:41). She speaks concerning the prodigal son’s growth through the parable, relating it to how believers must grow (5:21-11:40). Lawrence then discusses the son’s need to take responsibility for his own circumstances (11:41-14:03). She discusses the father's gracious response to his son (14:04-15:13). Finally, Lawrence concludes by speaking about what it means to be a child of God (15:15-21:32). She closes in prayer (21:33-21:53).
William Randall Lolley was the third President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The Dr. Lolley opens the service with a reading of Matthew 7:24-27 from 0:00-1:00. He prays from 1:05-3:24. Dr. Lolley preaches from 3:30-22:28. He preaches on the role of the Church in society and how the Church is given a mandate to forgive others.
Albert L. Meiburg was Dean of the Faculty. The service starts with prayer from 0:00-0:38. Genesis 27:30-38 is read from 0:40-3:00. Dr. Meiburg speaks from 3:03-19:59. His sermon is titled “The Need to Bless.” The service closes with music from 20:00-20:32.
Richard Albert Spencer was Assistant Professor of New Testament. The service begins with a prayer from 0:00-0:50. Various portions of Scripture on the topic of love are read from 0:57-2:20. Dr. Spencer preaches from 2:23-21:17. He preaches on the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus. Spencer encourages the chapel to see the needs of others and help them in their suffering.
The John D. Wood, Sr. sermon collection is comprised of audio recordings of messages and sermons created or collected by Elder John D. Wood, Sr. The sermons are taken from a number of Biblical texts and cover a variety of topics. Though Primitive Baptists do not believe in formal ordination of their ministers, Elder Wood was a well-known and respected speaker in the Primitive Baptist community. The majority of these sermons fall between 1956-1979.
Donald E. Cook was Professor of New Testament. This service took place on Election Day. The service opens with a prayer from 0:00-4:00. A responsive reading occurs from 4:02-5:27. Dr. Cook speaks from 5:42-20:32. He preaches on what the death of Jesus means for all believers and the importance of proclaiming the gospel.
James Burnham was a missionary and a student at Southeastern. The service begins with an announcement about a short revision to an upcoming song the chapel would sing from 0:00-0:34. Psalm 136 is read from 0:40-1:53. Some thoughts are shared as well as announcements are given from 1:55-5:30. A choir sings a Hebrew anthem from 5:31-6:14. Burnham speaks from 6:17-22:17. Burnham preaches on his experiences on the mission field.
Richard Albert Spencer was Assistant Professor of New Testament. The service begins with a responsive reading from 0:00-0:40. Isaiah 9:2-7 is read from 0:41-2:00. A moment of silent prayer takes place from 2:05-3:54. Dr. Spencer speaks from 4:01-15:25. He delivers a message on the true meaning of Christmas.
L.L. McGee was the Chairman of the Clinical Pastoral Education Committee. The service opens with a prayer from 0:00-0:24. A recognition to all the chaplains visiting the chapel are given from 0:33-4:16. An introduction to the speaker is given from 4:22-5:22. Various passages from the book of Romans are read from 5:29-8:08. Rev. McGee speaks from 8:20-30:02. He preaches on clinical pastoral education.
Robert Blackburn was a Methodist minister in the Raleigh Episcopal Area. The service starts with a prayer from 0:00-0:36. An introduction to the speaker is given from 0:49-2:01. Hebrews 12:25-27 is read from 2:07-3:04. Dr. Blackburn speaks from 3:07-12:29. He preaches on how we should think of God as all powerful.
Richard Everette was Associate Director of the Division of Evangelism of the Baptist State Convention in North Carolina. The service starts with a prayer from 0:00-0:42. A responsive reading takes place from 0:44-1:40. An introduction to the speaker is given from 1:42-3:04. Everett speaks from 3:17-23:52. He preaches on evangelism. Rev. Everette stresses the importance to the chapel on sharing the gospel.
Ben Sigel Johnson was Professor of Music. William Randall Lolley was the third President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The concert opens with a responsive reading from 0:00-1:06. Music plays from 1:07-4:03. A prayer of confession is given from 4:12-5:24. Special music plays from 5:52-9:43. A prayer is offered from 10:00-11:43. 2 Corinthians 5:17-19 and Luke 4:16-21 is read from 12:02-13:50. Music plays from 14:02-19:19. Dr. Lolley speaks from 19:41-45:26. He shares the importance of giving worship to God.
Ronald Goulding was European Secretary for the Baptist World Alliance. The service begins with a responsive reading from 0:00-1:14. A prayer is offered from 1:19-2:53. An introduction to the speaker is given from 2:59-5:55. Goulding speaks from 6:01-31:36. He preaches on the love of God and how that should push us to live on mission in America and around the world.
Gary and Nancy Hudson were students at Southeastern. The service starts with a prayer from 0:00-1:06. A confessional prayer is offered from 1:13-1:46. A scripture reading takes place from 1:54-2:32. Hudson speaks from 2:55-13:19. He preaches on life and how it is a gift from God.
Carol Neese was an associate minister and served as an associate minister at the United Methodist Church. The service begins with a responsive reading from 0:00-0:25. A prayer is offered from 0:32-1:20. An affirmation of faith takes place from 1:29-3:04. John 15:7-12 is read from 3:13-3:56. A silent prayer is offered from 4:02-4:30. Neese speaks from 4:34-18:07. Her message is focused on Christian corporate worship.