SEBTS Chapel - Frank Wood October 7, 1965

  • The service opens with the reading of Habakkuk 2:20 (00:00-00:13), followed by a period of silence and instrumental music (00:14-01:31) and the mention of a time of worship from hymn #312 (01:32-01:35). An opening prayer is given (01:36-02:03), and the speaker, Frank Wood, is introduced. He was at that time a Middler student at SEBTS, having graduated from Wake Forest College in 1964 with honors in psychology and having been serving at the time of this recording as pastor of Centerville Baptist Church located in the Tar River Association near Louisburg, North Carolina; he also was serving as editor of the student newspaper, “The Inquiry” (02:04-03:16). The chapel anthem is sung (03:30-05:18). Frank Wood begins with a brief prayer (06:09-06:23) and reads the sermon text, 1 John 1:1-4 aloud before preaching through it (06:24-07:26). Wood points out that John is speaking of some cosmic truth which he has experienced with his senses and which is the basis of fellowship between humans and between God and man (7:27-12:42). Understanding the text in reverse, Wood proceeds to mention how we are without joy when we do not have or know Christ, who was from the beginning; also, we are without true fellowship with each other and with God when we do not have fellowship with Christ (12:43-17:15). He sums the text up by saying that the divine intrusion and the gospel itself is not found in words, but in the person of Christ (17:16-26:31). He closes the message with prayer (26:32-27:43).
Last modified
  • April 5, 2020
  • SEBTS_Chapel_Frank_Wood_1965-10-07
Date Created
  • October 7, 1965
  • Wake Forest (N.C.)
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Preferred Citation
    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.