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Twelve O'Clock Rock: When The Jailhouse Is Rocked

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Deformed, Disfigured, And Despised
First Lesson Sermons For Lent/Easter Cycle C
The prisoners and the jailers had their world rocked one midnight 2,000 years ago. The report includes the following details:

1:00: Paul and Silas while on their way to a place of prayer see a slave girl who was popular for telling the fortunes of others. She made much money from this enterprise and a fortune for her owners. Each day she would go to the town square and as people passed by she would shout out her readings of their future. Some revered the slave girl for the accuracy of her predictions. Others feared her for the same reason.

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