SEBTS Chapel - David Mein October 6, 1965

  • A brief time of worship is cut out of the audio (00:00-00:08), a responsive reading of Selection 93 is read aloud (00:09-02:14), and another brief time of worship is shortened on the audio (02:15-02:52). There is no introduction for David Mein, but he was a Visiting Professor of Missions and President of North Brazil Baptist Theological Seminary. His message is about “the Holy Spirit and human experience” (02:53-03:03). He notes the present condition in the world, and especially in America, both among Christians and non-Christians, of pessimism and defeat; he concludes these spirits are present because the Holy Spirit is not real and vital in most of our lives, noting that some refer to the Holy Spirit in the neuter gender, some with emotional excesses such as in some branches of Pentecostalism, and some as mere theological topics of conversation (03:04-04:16). Dr. Mein proceeds to testify to his own experience of the reality and vitality of the Holy Spirit in his own life, first by identifying himself with the words of Paul’s own self-reflection in Romans 7 (04:17-06:41). He mentions from Ephesians 3:16 that the same Holy Spirit who puts sin to death in us also strengthens the inner man and, according to Ephesians 4:13, leads us to mature manhood, to the measure of the fullness of the stature of Christ (06:42-07:20). Through the Holy Spirit, Mein says that God’s love is poured into our hearts, according to Galatians 5:22; apart from Him, we cannot love man or God as we ought (07:21-09:26). Next, Mein says that through the Holy Spirit we come into possession of that hope which produces in us assurance, quoting both Ephesians 1:14 and Romans 15:13, among other passages of Old Testament Scripture (09:27-12:22). He ends with a concession that as we walk in the Spirit, the Holy Spirit would be both real and vital to us, that He would give us victory over our sinful natures, that He would pour God’s love into our hearts, and that He would give us the hope that produces assurance (12:23-12:51). He ends with a prayer to the Holy Spirit to kindle love in the hearts of his listeners (12:52-13:40).
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  • April 7, 2020
  • SEBTS_Chapel_David_Mein_1965-10-06
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  • October 6, 1965
  • Wake Forest (N.C.)
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    SEBTS Chapel and Special Event Recordings - 1960s, SEBTS Chapel and Special Event Recordings, Archives and Special Collections, Library at Southeastern, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC.