For today's worship we bring back guest preacher and professor, Rev. Dr. Ronald Allen , with the teaching sermon on the parable of the soil in Mark 4:1-20. Dr. Allen looks at the question, "What do you do when you have given your best and things haven't worked out as you planned?"
Video #33 also sees the return of dynamic duo, Rev. Dr. Twana A. Harris and Rev. Dean Phelps with the popular, "Soon and Very Soon." Rounding out our music are, "Seed, Scattered and Sown" and the Taize chorus, "Jesus, Remember Me," sung by our Mercy Singers and opening instrumental on dulcimer.
We hope you will be blessed by participating in this short time of worship especially created for those who may not be able to get to a physical church today--or may just need that extra boost this extra worship can bring. We see you. And we ask God's blessings upon you today as you join with the DisciplesNet family in worship.
Scripture: Psalm 68, Mark 4:1-20 (NRSV)
Songs: "Soon and Very Soon," "Seed, Scattered and Sown," Jesus, Remember Me."
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More information on Ron Allen:
Dr. Ronald J. Allen is Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Preaching, and New Testament professor of Preaching and Gospel & Letters at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Dr. Allen is an ordained Disciples of Christ minister, a clergy spouse, father, and author of more than 30 books, two of which are for for either individual reading or small group study.
A Faith of Your Own: Naming What You Really Believe (Westminster John Knox Press) helps readers discover the many viewpoints the church has put forward on God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, the church, God's ultimate purposes, evil, and Christianity and other religions.
The Life of Jesus for Today (Westminster John Knox Press) sets Jesus in his historical context, names the main theme of his ministry--the Realm of God--and shows how that theme informs his preaching, teaching, miracle working, death, and resurrection. There are special chapters on the Gospel of John and gospels that are not found in the Bible. Both books contain questions at the end of each chapter for personal reflection or for group discussion. Available from wjkbooks.com.