The service opens with a word from Dr. Binkley about the SEBTS relationship with Wake Forest Baptist Church and an introduction for its and his pastor, Mr. Sturch, who begins with prayer (00:00-04:11). Mr. Sturch introduces the speaker, G. Avery Lee, who was pastor of St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana, and focused his ministry on college/seminary campuses. He made dedicated commitments to bettering race relations and served as Chairman of the Christian Life Commission from 1961-62 (04:12-07:36). Lee begins his time with two stories expressing his thankfulness for being able to speak, (07:45-10:22) and his message is rooted in Luke 4:16-20. He speaks on the nature and ministry of the Church based upon the gospel of the carpenter’s son from Nazareth who claimed the Holy Spirit was upon Him (10:23-28:23). He then speaks of his experience around the world in seeing the presence and absence of churches in various places, and he gives statistics from the Foreign Mission Board (now the International Mission Board) on missionary outreach (28:24-33:52). He ends the service in prayer (33:53-35:36).
Dr. Stealey introduces Dr. Eduard Schweizer, a professor of New Testament from the University of Zurich, who then proceeds to lecture on “The Disciples of Jesus in the Post-Easter Church”. Using the parable of the Prodigal Son, found in Luke 15:11-32, as a jumping off point, Dr. Schweizer focuses on what Jesus would want for the church now. and Dr. Eduard Schweizer was Professor of New Testament at the University of Zurich.