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Summary: This is a sermon that looks at Race and Class and the historic Jesus. This is a sermon that looks at some New and old trends in film and Jesus the Christ in the African American Community. This sermon also looks at a new Barbie doll from the BK Label.

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Black Jesus in Red Tails The Movie Revelation 1:14, 15 NIV

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Red Tails the movie is a great film the movie tells the story of World War II and how a group of professional and out standing pilots changed persons respect for Black pilots and changed the nature of the War.

The movie expresses the

In 1925, a U.S. War Department study of African-Americans' participation in World War I deemed black soldiers "inferior" and "cowards," untrustworthy in the heat of battle.

Two decades later, however, that prejudiced assessment would be roundly rebuked by the courage and flying finesse of an all-black group of pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen.

Before these flyers could fully join the fray in the skies above Europe, however, they would first have to win another battle back home—the battle against an establishment still entrenched in the conviction that black pilots were bad pilots.

Red Tails relays the essence of their true story, with fictionalized characters standing in for historical ones.

It's 1944, two years after the Army officially launched its experimental pilot training program for black soldiers in Tuskegee, Ala. Graduates of that program, the pilots and ground crew of the 332nd Fighter Group, are biding their time at Ramitelli Airfield in Italy. The unit sees regular action piloting dilapidated P-40 fighters to raid German trains and convoys. But that's nothing compared to the real combat happening 100 miles to the north.

Several pilots are Christians who believe prayer is key to staying safe in combat. One is a pilot with the call sign Deke—short for Deacon—who carries a picture of an African-American Savior whom he affectionately refers to as "Black Jesus."

At one point he prays, "Black Jesus, we thank You for bringing Red Squadron home."

A spirited conversation between Deke and Joker (who often wins at poker) revolves around whether God protects pilots in battle or whether they're just lucky. Deke insists that prayer makes a difference, while Joker is agnostic on that front.

A chaplain prays for the squadron's protection, ending his intercession in Jesus' name. An officer gives a speech in which he says God is on the Red Tails' side.

Move 1) Jesus is on Our Side. This idea of Jesus protecting folks as they go off to do battle is nothing New, the Christian believes in their heart when they go to do something valuable something important that God, and Jesus and the holy sprit goes with them.

One of the unique things about us is we don't have a problem taking are Jesus with us. Where ever we go!

Later, Jesus showed himself to two of his followers while they were walking in the country, but he did not look the same as before. (Mark 16:12 NCV)

I don't have a problem with that because I understand that no mater how the historic Jesus looked the past resurrection Jesus looked different. If you don't know your bible you will argue not over how the Historic Jesus must have looked. While I am sure that Jesus of Nazareth had a certain appearance I also know that the after resurrection Jesus the Christ is described in the book.


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