Rev. Dr. Ronald Allen brings alive the story of Paul and Silas thrown into jail after doing what they believed was right on behalf of a slave girl. Dr. Allen uses his extensive knowledge of the New Testament and the book of Acts to shed light on some of the story's details, then encourages listeners to take heart from what happens next with Paul and Silas.
Accompanying the sermon in song is the gospel favorite, "Paul and Silas," sung by Dean Phelps.
Today's worship is also blessed with the voice of Phoebe Spier, who got together with Dean Phelps just to sing for our DisciplesNet viewers. We hope you'll join Phoebe in singing, "How Great Thou Art" and "Sing Hallelujah to the Lord."
Also today is a special part of our prayer for the people of Norway, struggling to heal from an act of violence as we were preparing our service.
We hope you will find blessing and inspiration in today's worship, and will pass word of DisciplesNet to others.
Scripture: Romans 8:35-38 (NRSV), Acts 16:16-34 (NRSV)
Message: Ron Allen
Communion, Prayer: Deb Phelps
Pastor's Prayer: Deb Phelps
Scripture: Romans 8:35-39 (NRSV) Anj Perkins
Acts 16:16-34 (NRSV) Janet Spaulding
Communion Prayer: Rahul Nirmal (Skyping from India)
Video and video editing: Deb Phelps
"How Great Thou Art, "Sing Hallelujah to the Lord," performed by Phoebe Spier, with back up Dean Phelps
"Paul and Silas," sung by Dean Phelps
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About Dr. 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. (cts.edu)
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.