James Stertz was the pastor of Wake Forest Baptist Church. The service begins with an opening scripture reading from 0:00-0:17. Music plays from 0:23-6:07. A moment of prayer takes place from 6:14-7:50. An introduction to the speaker is given from 7:56-11:36. Rev. Stertz speaks from 11:40-31:15. His source texts were 1 Timothy 4:12-16 and 2 Timothy 2:15. Stertz preaches against the “mild” form of Christianity and how it is at odds with the real Christianity. He encourages the chapel to be hard workers for the gospel.
Ray C. Petry was Professor of Church History at Duke University. The service opens with the reading of Dr. Petry’s main text for his sermon, 1 Timothy 4:7-16, from 0:00-2:12. Music plays from 2:21-5:59. An introduction to the speaker is given from 6:12-8:09. Dr. Petry’s message is entitled, “History and Collation: Reading, Teaching, and Research.” Petry speaks from 8:16-54:46. A closing prayer is offered from 55:00-55:24. This is part 2 of a 2 part lecture series.
After a prayer and an introduction (start-5:15), Olin Trivette Binkley, the Academic Dean and Professor of Christian Sociology and Ethics (and later President of SEBTS), speaks about the purpose of theological education from 1 Timothy 1:5.