SEBTS Chapel - Sydnor Lorenzo Stealey February 28, 1961

  • The service begins with the reading of Philippians 2:12b-13 (00:00-00:18), prayer (00:19-03:42), and announcements (03:43-09:26). No introduction was given for Sydnor Lorenzo Stealey, but he was the first president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He proceeds to read 2 Corinthians 2:14-17 and Hebrews 13:15-16 from the KJV (09:27-11:26), and then the same passages again from the Amplified New Testament (11:27-13:38). Stealey talks about an increasing willingness to look into our life and to try to make the institutional church conform more nearly to the spiritual church (13:39-16:02), and he advocates for the Home Mission Board (now the North American Mission Board) for students to participate in the Pioneer Program throughout the West (16:03-16:33). He then reads from the most recent issue of Home Mission Magazine, calling attention to the issue of segregation in public schools, which would continue to deepen the division between church and state (16:34-18:40). The main point of his message is this: in our living, we can do right, according to our conscience and our spiritual Leader, who is Christ (18:41-18:59). He concludes his time speaking about the cooperative program’s longevity in Southern Baptist life (19:00-21:50) and in prayer (21:51-22:09).
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  • July 23, 2021
  • SEBTS_Chapel_Sydnor_Lorenzo_Stealey_1961-02-28
Date Created
  • February 28, 1961
  • Wake Forest (N.C.)
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    SEBTS Chapel and Special Event Recordings, SEBTS Chapel and Special Event Recordings - 1960s, Archives and Special Collections, Library at Southeastern, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC.