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  • Amiri Hooker

    Contributing sermons since Mar 22, 2011
Amiri's church

East Camden Charge ; St Mathew & Emmanuel UMC
, South Carolina
1-843-956-5007

About Amiri
  • Education: Rev. Hooker went on to attend Methodist College in Fayetteville NC at the encouragement of the Late Bishop Bethea. Rev Hooker went on to enroll in a Masters of divinity program at the Gammon Division of the Interdenominational Theological Seminary in Atlanta GA, Where he majored in Theology with a concentration in African Thought.
  • Experience: In College Rev. majored in Biblical studies, helped organized the State Black Student Network and worked with the Children’s Defense Fund and Black Community Crusaded to help bring back Freedom Schools and the idea of racial up left in young African American Adults. During Seminary Rev Hooker was ordained an United Methodist Pastor and awarded several awards and also selected as a member of ASCAC a Kemitic Teaching Think Tank.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: "I'm a Black Renaissance man and It is my belief that four things constitute a Black Man's coming of age and they are; a rebirth of spirit that heightens the senses; a reawakening of the mind that alludes to wisdom; a renewal of the heart that instills loving, giving, forgiveness and sharing; and a resurrection of the body that gives him full control of his sensuality and sexuality to the point that he exercises great responsibility.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: A rattlesnake, if cornered, will sometimes become so angry it will bite itself. That is exactly what the harboring of hate and resentment against others is–a biting of oneself. We think that we are harming others in holding these spites and hates, but the deeper harm is to ourselves.Jones, E. Stanley. Reader’s Digest December 1981.
  • Family: Rev. Amiri B. Hooker (ah MY REE) The Son of Mrs. Claudette David Hooker and the late Bernard Hooker. Born In Philadelphia PA. A native of both Philadelphia and Bennettsville SC Rev Hooker received and accepted his calling in junior high school. He has been active in ministry now some 16years. Rev Hooker attended Schools in the Public school system and graduated near the bottom of his high school class, at Marlboro County High School.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Substance of Things Hoped for A Memoir of African-American Faith
  • Books that have had an impact: Ankh NE Ra. (1995). Let the ancestors speaks Removing the veil of mysticism from Mdu Netcher. Temple Hills, NM.: JOM Publishers. Ben Jochannan, Yosef. (1972). The black man's religion Extracts and comments from the Holy Black Bib] . New York: Alkebu Lan Books. Browder, Anthony. (1992). Nile Valley contributors to civilization Exploding the myth,, Vol. L Washington D.C.: Institute for Karn dc Guidance.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction... The chain reaction of evil-hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars-must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation. King, Martin Luther. Strength to Love. New York: Harper & Row, 1963.
  • What I want on my tombstone: God gave him a gift to Change the World, and he tried to provide justice to the poor, sight to the blind
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  • "Fix Me, Jesus”: O Lord, Fix Me

    Contributed on May 4, 2017
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    What Does it mean to allow jesus to be the controlling force in your life and to live like Jesus is in controle

    “Fix Me, Jesus”: O Lord, Fix Me Scripture Focus: Genesis 45:1-15, 50:15-21 45 Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all his attendants, and he cried out, “Have everyone leave my presence!” So there was no one with Joseph when he made himself known to his brothers. 2 And he wept so ...read more

  • Do Good!

    Contributed on May 4, 2017
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    I think when you look at this text in the Prophet Micah what is going on he is preaching against the reality of business as normal. The Is a sermon that challenges the idea that the beliver can be faithful to God and not do the work of Justice

    Do Good, Micah 6 Micah was one of those eighth-century prophets (along with First Isaiah, Amos, and Hosea) who had the unhappy call "to declare to Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin" (Micah 3:8). The problem, in Micah's view (not to mention God's) was the failure of God's people to ...read more

  • 24 Legacy New Day New Hero

    Contributed on May 2, 2017
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    The aim of this Sermon is to help you better understand the events that occurred during the last twenty-four hours of Jesus’ life, see more clearly the God Spoken Importance of Christ’s suffering and death, and reflect upon the meaning of these events.

    JESUS IS BELIEVED to have died at the age of 33 after a life of approximately 12,000 days. The Gospel writers devoted most of their work to just 1,100 or so of those days, the last 3 years of his life; and their primary interest was in one particular day—the day he was crucified. This 24-hour ...read more

  • Jesus Teaches The Lawyers Neighbor Hood Skills

    Contributed on Jul 10, 2016
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    In the aftermath of violent deaths this week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Dallas, Texas, we speak to a nation that is overwhelmed with anger, grief, frustration, and despair. We have to address these issues.

    Jesus Teaches the Lawyers Neighbor Hood Skills Scripture Lesson Luke 10:30-37 (The Parable of the Good Samaritan) This parable is packed with invisible truths of our lives. Jesus Teaches the Lawyers Neighbor Hood Skills Scripture Lesson Luke 10:30-37 (The Parable of the Good ...read more

  • Can A Black Man Change His Color

    Contributed on Feb 27, 2016
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    This is a Black History Sermon based on the idea of idolatry and race. The prophet Jeremiah, in no uncertain terms, goes on to declare to Judah, the ancient people of God, that just as there is no desire on the part of either the eye-catching leopard

    February 28, 2016 BMCR Sunday Black Pride Sunday Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 Jeremiah 13:20-27The Message (MSG) 20-22 Look, look, Jerusalem!     Look at the enemies coming out of the north! What will become of your flocks of people,     the beautiful flocks in your ...read more

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  • What The Church Can Learn From The Carolina P...

    Contributed on Feb 6, 2016
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    What the Church can learn from the Carolina Panthers: by Burt Williams 1. Leadership matters: The leadership on Offence and Defense this year is stellar and it begins with the primary leaders Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly, they lead the team on the field and have the responsibility to adjust ...read more

  • Killing Each Other Over Race

    Contributed on Mar 22, 2011
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    KILLING EACH OTHER OVER RACE Two million people have been killed during the civil war in the Sudan Region of Africa mostly over race, mostly over skin tone. The name Sudan comes from "bilad al sudan": Arabic for "the land of the blacks." So you might expect Sudanese to be comfortable with the ...read more

  • Use What Is There

    Contributed on Mar 22, 2011
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    USE WHAT IS THERE My son Omri is large, extremely smart and very active. He has not met a tree or roof that he has not at least mentally pondered climbing. Omri's teacher runs up to me the other day and says, "Your son almost made me lose my mind, my religion and my job." This is not unusual, so ...read more

  • The Birth Of The Poor People's Campaign

    Contributed on Mar 22, 2011
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    THE BIRTH OF THE POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN A visit to a fledgling Head Start program in Marks brought home the reality of rural poverty to Dr. King and Ralph Abernathy. "We looked around the primitive schoolhouse and saw them watching us, wide-eyed and silent, having been told who we were," ...read more