[Gifts from God] (audio)

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Bishop J. Howard Dell Collection

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Recording opens with remarks about a man being saved from sinus problems. Elder Rufus Williams then talks how he accidentally drank arsenic from a water fountain but it didn’t make him sick. A man talks about how the congregation has different gifts, and the preacher needing to recognize their gifts as well, followed by singing. A man then testifies how God healed him and healed his feet from problems followed by “I’d Rather be Out There” gospel song and other hymns. Dell then talks about Albin W. Barclay dropping dead giving a speech and how he would want to die at the pulpit if needed, relating to Barclay dying doing something that he loved. He then talks about Stephen’s witness and arrest and how even though he was being stoned, he looked to heaven to be saved. This leads into a call and response with the congregation about Jesus walking and talking with Dell. He talks about meeting with the COGIC congress and people were accusing him of backsliding which he strongly refutes. Tells congregation they can leave if they feel like it, relating to Jesus asking followers to follow him, which fires up the congregation in a call and response.


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