Fisher Humphries was Professor of Theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. In this message, Humphries speaks on the subject of sanctification and spiritual formation, drawing from 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24. He focuses especially on the role of the church in this process, and a significant portion of his time explores the current state of the Southern Baptist Convention and its relation to Liberal Protestantism, Fundamentalism, and Evangelicalism.
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.
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).
After the reading of John 4:23-24 and a prayer (start-1:50), Dr. Edwin Luther Copeland, Professor of Missions, shares the first of three lectures on the theme of Worship and the Church of God. For this message he focused on “Worship and the Church’s Witness” and preached from Hebrews 13:8-16. and E. Luther Copeland was Professor of Missions at SEBTS.
After reading Lamentations 3:40, Psalm 145:8, and Matthew 18:3, and a prayer (start-3:45), Dr. Edwin Luther Copeland, Professor of Missions, shares the second of three lectures on the theme of Worship and the Church of God. For this message he focused on “Worship and the Church’s Work” and preached from Hebrews 13:15-16. and E. Luther Copeland was Professor of Missions at SEBTS.
After reading 1 Corinthians 12:12-13, a prayer (start-3:25), Dr. Edwin Luther Copeland, Professor of Missions, shares the final of three lectures on the theme of Worship and the Church of God. For this message he focused on “Worship and the Church’s Fellowship” and preached from Hebrews 13:15-16 (3:26-21:44). The service then concludes with a doxology (21:45-end). and E. Luther Copeland was Professor of Missions at SEBTS.
Pope A. Duncan was Professor of Church History. and After the reading of 117, a prayer, and an introduction (start-1:10), Pope Alexander Duncan, a Professor of Church History, shares a message about the Church and how it relates to the student covenant.
Rev. James Cansler was Baptist Chaplain of the University of North Carolina. The service begins with Scripture reading from 0:00-1:40. A prayer is offered from 1:40-4:00. Music plays from 4:10-4:48. An introduction to the speaker is given from 4:55-6:12. Special music plays from 6:26-10:08. Rev. Cansler speaks from 10:23-35:11. Cansler preaches on the church, its structure, and how the organization should function. He states that the Church should care about people. A closing prayer is offered from 35:23-36:10. Music closes out the service from 36:10-36:50.
Robert A. Baker was the professor of Church History at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The service starts in prayer from 0:00-0:43. Dr. Baker is introduced from 0:49-1:41. Baker’s message is titled, “The Convention and the Independence of the Churches.” He speaks from 1:47-49:46. A closing prayer is given from 50:02-50:16. This is part 3 of a 4 part lecture series.