Contributed by Fred Mueller on Dec 16, 2004
I remember back in the times of the Civil Rights movement, psychologists were studying bigotry and prejudice. They found that a way of getting people to change their attitudes was to get them to say something unbigoted. Thus if you could get people to say that whites and blacks are equal and
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 23, 2021
(Presented on weekend of Martin Luther King Jr. Day before the invitation hymn, hymn of decision) Unlike Jesus, David was not sinless on his way to the wilderness or in the wilderness but he is described as a man after God’s own heart. Something David did that was good is that he attended a
While Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave many memorable quotations about freedom, civil rights, humankind and other critical issues, as a Christian pastor, some of his most notable quotes were on matters of faith.
1. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"You and I, your neighbors and my neighbors, we share with each other our liberties and [our] civil rights.They are ours. They belong to all of us, not just to each of us. Liberty is not any one man's possession. When a man asks Freedom for himself alone, both he and his neighbor lose what he
Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 17, 2011
GOD USES PEOPLE LIKE DERRICK
In Dayton, Ohio, attorney Derrick Farmer gave a motivational talk to at-risk teens. Derrick is 48 years old and has been an attorney since 1999. Now, what was unusual about this event was that it was picketed by 30 Dayton police officers. Why? When Derrick was 16
Contributed by Jim Butcher on Apr 11, 2018
It is indisputable that Billy Graham was the biggest name in Christendom for the last half-century. A few numbers that speak to the span of his influence:
- 2.2 billion – the number of people who heard him preach (in person and broadcasts).
- 185 – the number of countries and territories
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 23, 2004
In what some call a denial of a basic civil right, a Missouri man has been told he may not marry his long-term companion. …The man claims that the essential elements of marriage – love and commitment – are indeed present. “She’s gorgeous. She’s sweet. She’s loving. I’m very proud of her … Deep
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Nov 5, 2007
. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke prophetically calling America to right the wrongs of racial discrimination.
At one point after a defining court victory, Dr. King spoke with the president about enacting legislation to protect the civil rights of people of color. The president sided with Dr.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2011
WHAT WILL YOUR GRANDCHILDREN SAY?
Max Lucado shared this in Outlive Your Life:
A few years back, three questions rocked my world. They came from different people in the span of a month.
Question 1: Had you been a German Christian during World War II, would you have taken a stand against
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
Faith is alive and well in the 21st century. Science, technology and reason have not buried faith. Without faith, life is like a house without sunlight, window, or occupants; it will be a murky existence, all doom and gloom, and a leap in the dark. Without faith, the body is lifeless; it has no
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 4, 2011
A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
In 1963, my grandfather was serving as the Senior Minister of West End United Methodist Church in Nashville. West End is situated right across the street from Vanderbilt University, and has always been a wealthy, predominately white church.
One communion Sunday, a
Contributed by Alan Perkins on Jan 12, 2003
[Power of the tongue]
At a birthday party for Strom Thurmond, Senator Trent Lott was paying tribute to the man, and he made this statement, "I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Aug 9, 2009
SIT SO HE CAN WALK, SO THEY CAN RUN
I wonder who amongst us this morning feels insignificant. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old African American woman who worked as a seamstress, boarded a Montgomery City bus to go home from work. On that bus on that day, Rosa Parks initiated a new
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 6, 2010
A GOOD EXAMPLE OF A BAD EXAMPLE
In 1989 the unthinkable happened. After seventy years of communism and forty years of the Cold War, the Iron Curtain fell and the brutal, sadistic power of the U.S.S.R. began to disintegrate. Russia for seven decades had been repressed, murdered, and brutalized by
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 11, 2008
RETURN GOOD FOR EVIL
Let me share with you the story of a lesser known man, Rev. John Perkins. He was a black minister in the South "lived through the worst nightmares of the civil rights movement."
Perkins started a church, then a Bible Institute, a radio program, followed by a health
Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 2, 2008
Let me share with you the story of a lesser known man, Rev. John Perkins. According to Philip Yancey in his book "Soul Survivor", John Perkins, a black minister in the South "lived through the worst nightmares of the civil rights movement"(Philip Yancey, Soul Survivor, p 31).
Perkins started a