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.
The service begins with a brief word and instrumental music (00:00-01:04), along with prayer (01:05-02:29). The service continues with singing from Mr. Wicker (02:30-06:41). There are three brief announcements given (06:42-08:34), and he invites Mr. Wicker to sing again (08:35-14:55). There is no introduction given for the facilitator, Sydnor Lorenzo Stealey, but he was the (then current) first president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He calls the congregation to sing “On Jordan’s Stormy Banks,” hymn #479 (14:56-19:09), and next Mr. Wicker closes the service by singing “Little Black Lamb” (19:10-23:20). President Stealey ends in prayer (23:21-23:55), and the service closes with singing (23:56-25:00).
The service begins with prayer (00:00-01:22), and President Stealey gives updates, information about the Barnes Carver lecture series, and an introduction of the speaker, Theron D. Price. He was pastor of Wornall Road Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO (01:23-05:49). Dr. Price begins with opening formalities, and the subject of his message was about worship: “May a Mortal Lisp Thy Name!” (05:50-13:17). He begins by saying that worship of God concerns what God has done for our salvation, and that the gospel is first a narrative before it is advisatory (13:18-18:53). The remaining lecture concerns itself first with an attempt to locate the worshipping self (18:54-38:02), second with worship as knowledge only being possible in the religion of incarnation and expressed in Trinitarian Faith [skipped because of time] (38:03-39:18), and ending on studying the effects of the worship of God in the renewal of life (39:19-49:35). He ends his time in prayer (49:36-51:04), and organ music ends the service (51:05-51:35).
H. Max Smith, an organist and Artist in Residence, leads the congregation in worship through songs, congregational readings, and prayer. He spends some time sharing about the role of music in worship (10:16-end).
After reading 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 and 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).
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.