SEBTS Chapel - John Allen Easley February 23, 1961

  • The service begins with a general command to praise God (00:00-00:07), a prayer (00:08-02:08), and an introduction for the speaker, John Allen Easley, from Wake Forest College (02:09-03:20). He begins by reading selected verses from the end of John 6 (03:21-05:20) and opening appreciations for being in chapel at SEBTS (05:21-06:59). He then mentions different ways this tenth anniversary of SEBTS might be celebrated, according to reflecting on the past, looking forward to the future, or reaffirming convictions for the present. The latter is the view which Easley attributes most importance (07:00-07:58). According to the text of John 6 in light of John’s Gospel, His disciples needed to look beyond the events of Jesus’ ministry to Jesus Himself as the substance to which those events point (07:59-12:23). This “looking deeper” may cause us to reflect on both our churches and ourselves, and living for Christ will require us to show courage and dedication, promising eternal life and peace (12:24-21:21). He closes his time in prayer (21:22-22:36).
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  • April 25, 2020
  • SEBTS_Chapel_John_Allen_Easley_1961-02-23
Date Created
  • February 23, 1961
  • Wake Forest (N.C.)
Resource Type
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.