[New Creatures] (audio)

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Convocation Part I


J. Howard Dell

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Bishop J. Howard Dell Collection

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This recording begins with enthusiastic gospel singing and a man testifying, followed by another man welcoming the congregation to the holy convocation and the reading of Ephesians 4. Dell leads his sermon with the reading of 1 Timothy 6:17, and 2 Peter 2:11. He states that to be in Christ is to be a new creature, and being saved by grace. Through his conversation with the congregation, he brings up segregation and its evils and although there will always be forms of segregation, he has hope. He talks about senseless wars and mentions Charles Whitman, the Texas tower sniper, and Richard Speck saying they are wasted opportunities for God. He laments rising crime and asks the congregation to pray for humanity.


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The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library acknowledges the generous support of the National Endowment for Humanities - Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Implementation Project Grant in supporting the processing and digitization of a number of its major archival collections as part of the project: Spreading the Word: Expanding Access to African American Religious Archival Collections at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library.



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