SEBTS Chapel - James Baucom February 26, 1980

  • James Baucom was the pastor of First Baptist Church in Martinsville, V.A. The service begins with an announcement of community concerns.(00:00-02:27). The announcement is followed by a period of both silent and public prayer (02:28-05:56). James Baucom is introduced as the chapel speaker (05:57-08:27). The choir leads in a song of worship (08:28- 11:52). Baucom reads from Matthew 22:36-38 and leads the audience in prayer (11:53-14:17). He begins his sermon by focusing on the words of the greatest commandment, “heart” and “mind” (14:18-16:14). He gives a variety of illustrations, some from his personal life and some from people he has encountered in his ministry, where love of God is rooted in either facts or feelings, but not both (16:15-24:23). Baucom argues that Jesus commands that our love for God be rooted in both facts and feelings (24:24-24:35). He concludes by warning the audience of the danger of going to one extreme or the other, and he encourages them to love God in all the ways given by Jesus, with all heart, mind, soul, and strength (24:36-27:05). Baucom ends his sermon with a prayer (27:06-27:37). The service finishes with a closing song (27:38-28:30).
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  • July 29, 2022
  • SEBTS_Chapel_James_Baucom_1980-02-26
Date Created
  • February 26, 1980
  • Wake Forest (N.C.)
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    SEBTS Chapel and Special Event Recordings, SEBTS Chapel and Special Event Recordings - 1980s, Archives and Special Collections, Library at Southeastern, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC.