Sherman Haywood's church

Nashville, Tennessee 37217

About Sherman Haywood
  • Education: M.Div Homiletics 2008 Vanderbilt University Divinity School, M.S. Computer Science 1994 - University of Alabama in Huntsville, B.S. Computer Science 1992 - University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Books that have had an impact: Two books have most effected my preaching because of their coming at exactly the right time. First is the book "How to Preach Without Notes" by Charles Kohler. That was the first book on preaching that I have ever read. Although dated, it has a lot to help the preacher. The other book is Black Preaching by Henry Mitchell. That book started me on the way to the academic study of the Black Preaching Tradition.
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  • I'm Gonna Sing That Song

    Contributed on Oct 9, 2009
    based on 24 ratings

    A sermon that can be used during black history month. It talks about trusting God’s power even when you don’t see it.

    Introduction My father was a district leader of the NAACP during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Because of this, he used to tell my brothers and me about the Civil Rights Movement. My father simply called it "the movement." I heard stories about marches, bus trips more

  • Wake Up, Throw Off, And Put On!

    Contributed on Oct 9, 2009
    based on 9 ratings

    It is time for Christians to wake up out of our sleep and throw off our bed clothes. And then we gotta put on Christ’s righteousness.

    Introduction It was 5:30AM and the alarm had just elevated its piercing voice and shook me out of my sleep and slumber. I really didn’t feel like getting up that morning. I mean I really wanted to steal a few more moments of blissful unconsciousness. It was one of more

  • When God Sends You To Hell

    Contributed on Oct 9, 2009
    based on 8 ratings

    What do you do when you find yourself in a place that seems like hell. And then you find that God sent you there? This sermon answers the question.

    Introduction: This is a scripture that may be hard to understand. We often talk about how good God is. We talk about God making a way in the middle of no way. We even talk about God being on the side of the weak and the oppressed. But then we come to a scripture where Jesus, the son of God, is more

  • When God Shuts Up Your Womb

    Contributed on Oct 9, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    You may not know exactly where God is leading, but if you are sure that God is leading, then go on and walk in the dark.

    I remember when I was a child sleeping in my warm bed on a cold night. There is something about the warmth of a bed when it is cold outside. But, sometimes early in the morning I would awaken out of a pleasant sleep and find that I needed to go to the bathroom. I would lay there until the more

  • Do Not Be Surprised

    Contributed on Oct 9, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    While we cannot always understand why things happen to us, we do not need to be surprised by them. In addition, we can be certain that God will be with us in the midst of our painful circumstances.

    Introduction I remember when I was a child that I would sometimes attend a surprise birthday party. We would attempt to hide from the guest of honor. Soon the guest of honor would show up and we would jump out from behind things and yell, Surprise! The guest of honor more