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  • Looking America In The Face Series

    Contributed by Preacher Fo Real on Aug 13, 2001
    based on 51 ratings
     | 1,701 views

    This sermon is a personal opinion on racism. Author in 2000, redone in 2008

    Looking America in the face Because I was born on July 9, 1964 on Lakeland Farms in rural Perry County, the early years of my life were filled with the evidence of the racial prejudices and the demeaning injustices that we faced as African Americans. For the first sixteen of my life, I was ...read more

  • A Mission Of Amazing Grace: Seek Justice, Rescue The Oppressed

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Feb 20, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 5,253 views

    Based on Isaiah 1:15-17 and James 2:14-26 this sermon was prepared for "Amazing Grace" Sunday 2007. The thesis is that we are saved to be agents of God’s Grace in the cause for social justice for God’s oppressed children in our modern society.

    A Mission of Amazing Grace: Seek Justice, Rescue the Oppressed --Isaiah 1:15-17 and James 2:14-26 Today North American Christians are celebrating “Amazing Grace Sunday,” but do you realize the significance in our celebrating the most beloved hymn of all time? On Friday, 23 February 2007, ...read more

  • What I Learned From Black History Month

    Contributed by David Parks on Feb 22, 2012
    based on 9 ratings
     | 19,439 views

    As I have gone back and studied Black History, some Biblical principles keep pressing into my mind: principles that could have saved mankind so much sin, suffering and sorrow.

    LESSONS I HAVE LEARNED FROM BLACK HISTORY MONTH Text: Acts 17: 16–28 Introduction: 1. Isn’t this a wonderful day the Lord has made. A day to – “Rejoice and be glad in it.” 2. Open your Bibles please to Acts 17: 24-28. 3. Read text. “For we are indeed his ...read more

  • One Faith One People Series

    Contributed by Steven Chapman on Oct 7, 2015
     | 2,785 views

    The oneness we find in Christ Jesus obliterates the social constructs that we have developed to define who is in and who is out ... who is part and who is to be left out ... who is like us and who is different for He makes us one. Connection to "Woodlawn"

    One year ago, racial tensions had stirred to the boiling point in Ferguson, MO. Riots had overtaken this St. Louis suburb in the wake of what was portrayed to be an execution of Michael Brown by a white police officer. As momentum built behind the movement it seemed to no longer matter what the ...read more

  • Martin Luther King: A Prophet To America

    Contributed by Harold Miller on Dec 15, 2000
    based on 218 ratings
     | 11,919 views

    Though a flawed man, King inspired change in an entire nation through moral and spiritual appeal

    "M L King: A Prophet to America" Haggai 1:1-4,12-15 2:1-9 [sermon notes. 1/94. Harold Miller, Corning NY] going to look at a prophet --from God-- to America. but first want us look (briefly) at prophet God sent to Isr . turn to Haggai 1 "1:1" when is this? who are these ...read more

  • Invisible Man

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Apr 29, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,917 views

    As Ralph Ellison helped us see racism as one group treating another as invisible, so today we need to discern who is invisible to us; and we need to see how Jesus is invisible to many until He is connected to the culture and until we make Him visible.

    "I am an invisible man." Those words, pecked out on an old typewriter one night in the Vermont hills, began a literary work of unparalleled beauty and power. Ralph Waldo Ellison; encouraged to make music and to write by his father; inspired by the civil rights activism of his mother, began to ...read more

  • Breaking Down Barriers And Building Up The Wall (Pt. 2) Series

    Contributed by Eric Peloquin on Jun 28, 2005
    based on 33 ratings
     | 8,974 views

    This is part two in a series dealing with the need for God’s people to break down the barriers that keep us from effectively building up the wall (God’s Kingdom)

    Breaking Down Barriers and Building Up The Wall (pt. 2) Sermon – 27 June 2004 Last week I began a mini series of sorts. The title of the sermon was Breaking Down Barriers and Building Up The Wall; the main text was from John 4 where Jesus has a rather significant encounter with a certain woman ...read more

  • Dr. King--The Mountain Top

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Feb 8, 2010
    based on 7 ratings
     | 9,338 views

    This is a message given at a chapel service at a Christian High School where the majority of students were white and I'm an African American sharing my experiences.

    Dr. King Reflections by Rick Gillespie- Mobley Go Back To The Mountaintop Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Ephesians 6:10-18 Martin Luther King Jr. was first and foremost a preacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Many of the images in his messages came from being grounded in the word of God. He ...read more

  • Come ... Together

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Nov 5, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,629 views

    Live out the unity we have been given. [This message was given in the context of an inner city and a suburban church meeting together for worship.]

    COME…TOGETHER! Galatians 3.28 S: Unity C: Racism Th: Come…Together Pr: Let’s stop just talking about racism; let’s do something about it… LIVE OUT THE UNITY WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN! Type: Inductive PA: How is the change to be observed? • Change your attitude • Be more than friendly; ...read more

  • The Loveliest Lynchee Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Feb 5, 2001
    based on 68 ratings
     | 4,932 views

    The poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks, recently deceased African-American poet, illustrates how a commitment to justice begins with hope, turns to a sense of responsiblity, rises to act, but also acknowledges the depth of human sin.

    The dateline was to be Little Rock, Arkansas, September 1957. The story was to be about the vicious hatred of a city whose people were resisting justice and terrifying school children. Little Rock, Arkansas, where Governor Orval Faubus had become the symbol of massive resistance, and where an ...read more

  • Racism In Theological Disguise

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Nov 13, 2011
    based on 6 ratings
     | 6,007 views

    We will discover the truth concerning the curse on Canaan and examine our own hearts regarding race relations.

    There is no shortage of controversial issues raised in the opening chapters of Genesis. We have already discovered the God’s Word has much to say about the subject of Creation, the family, the role of husband and wife, homosexuality, capital punishment, and role of government. Today, we come to a ...read more

  • Outside Of Ourselves Series

    Contributed by Steven Chapman on Jan 24, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 7,461 views

    Christianity is rooted in moving outside of ourselves – to the oppressed and the powerless. If we are going to go where God desires we will need to move outside of ourselves and move into the lives of others. In chapter 2, James provides two illustrations

    Outside Of Ourselves James 1:26-2:26 Caring for unwanted children, building hospitals and schools, providing financial assistance to needy families, providing food for the hungry and homes for the homeless, advancing literacy, caring for widows, championing the abolition of slavery, advocating ...read more

  • God's Plan For Peace Series

    Contributed by Ken Ritz on Jan 3, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,108 views

    A message on bringing racial harmony, based on Ephesians chapter 2.

    God’s Plan for Peace Ephesians – Our Riches in Christ Ephesians 2:11-3:1 Turn your bibles to Eph. chapter 2. Eph 2:11-22 NLT 11 Don’t forget that you Gentiles used to be outsiders by birth. You were called "the uncircumcised ones" by the Jews, who were proud of their circumcision, even ...read more

  • Strong Men (And Women Too)

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Feb 2, 2004
    based on 79 ratings
     | 2,125 views

    For Black History Month; using the poetry of Sterling A. Brown, "Strong Men", to illuminate the African-American experience and to connect with Paul’s analysis of the source of strength.

    Bill Cosby has a routine about little old ladies who stand around looking cool. He says that if you mess with one of these harmless-looking, gray-haired little old ladies, don’t imagine that you can take them on and win. Says Cosby, you ought never to mess with a little old lady standing around ...read more

  • James: Calling Fire Down From Heaven Series

    Contributed by Jeff Simms on Aug 18, 2003
    based on 58 ratings
     | 4,757 views

    A look at James and John and how they desire to judge the Samaritans and how God treats us with grace and mercy

    James: Calling Fire Down from Heaven Luke 9:51-56 Primary Purpose: Jesus purpose was not to condemn, but to save. On a recent Sunday morning, members of a church in Oklahoma noticed a shabbily-dressed man wandering near the church, poking into garbage cans. The man finally came to rest on ...read more