[The Holy Ghost] (audio)

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Sunday School Promotion


J. Howard Dell

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Bishop J. Howard Dell Collection

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In this recording, Dell leads the Morning Prayer followed by a man leading a call and response prayer and the congregation sings a few songs. A woman talks about Sunday school and the need for parents to support their children in this effort. Another woman uses the word “stop” to talks about tithing in the church. She talks about the lessons of the foundations of Christian growth, motivating to learn about god, and Christian growth through conflict Followed by the song “Yes, Jesus Loves Me”. Dell introduces Matthew 5 and speculates on the phrase “and he opened his mouth”, imagining it was something of an important nature that Jesus would say. He requests that parents bring their children to go to Sunday school and tells them they have to look over them to be sure they turn out well. A woman testifies about going to church and being a soldier for God followed by the song “We are Marching to Zion”, among others. Dell talks about the Holy Ghost and how he anointed and flows through Jesus. He talks about how one must submit oneself to God, as John submitted himself to Jesus, warning against temptation. He talks about how Jesus had to have the Holy Spirit to prepare himself for God. He leads a call and response with the congregation about Jesus rising from the grave and the power of the Holy Ghost.


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