SEBTS Commencement - Carl Elkanah Bates May 12, 1960

  • This service is an SEBTS commencement service. The service begins with prayer (00:00-13:38). Douglas H. Pruden was recognized as the representative from this graduating senior class (13:39-14:29). President Stealey offers warm words of thanks and congratulations to this graduating class (14:30-19:02). He then introduces the speaker, Carl Elkanah Bates, who was pastor of First Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC (19:03-20:45). Special music and singing occurs before he begins to speak (20:46-26:17). His subject for the message is “Nineteen Years From Now,” relating his own life with the lives of those who are graduating and hoping to impart something helpful for them to carry into their futures, namely that God will be with them day after day, until the end of the age. He also encourages them to be fervent in prayer, humilty, and endurance, which are provided in God’s plan through His grace and love (26:18-50:21). The service ends in prayer (50:22-51:27).
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  • July 23, 2021
  • SEBTS_Commencement_Carl_Elkanah_Bates_1960-05-12
Date Created
  • May 12, 1960
  • 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.