Sermon Illustrations about Black History Month

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Dramatic Conversion

All Sins Swept Away:

A slave describes her delayed but dramatic conversion.

Jarena Lee (1783-c.1850) was one of the outstanding preachers in the African ...


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The Courage of a Seamstress

I think of a seamstress, a member of the Dexter Avenue Baptist church, a devoted Christ follower, who believed that Jesus had something to teach a segregated ...


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The Need for Renewal

I look out upon my own African-American community, and I wince when I hear those stirring words from James Weldon Johnson, "Stony, the road we trod, ...


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The Act That Saved Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson was the first black to play major league baseball. While breaking baseball's "color barrier," he faced jeering crowds in ...


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The Abridging of Conscience

I don't suppose we have ever again gathered under one roof such an assembly of wise and noble people as created our Constitution and declared that ...


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No Racial Barriers

Skin color does not matter to God, for he is looking upon the heart. When men are standing at the foot of the cross, there are no racial barriers.


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Unique Call of Scripture

In the movie, The Hurricane, based on real events, Denzel Washington plays boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a man whose dreams of winning the title were ...


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Filmmaker Excludes Latinos in World War II Documentary

It's not all that hard to argue that Ken Burns is the biggest name in the world of documentaries. His stirring works about the Civil War, baseball, and ...


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Statistics on Race Relations in America

A 2008 ABC News/Washington Post poll of 1,125 U.S. adults (including 201 African Americans) shows that many Americans think race relations are improving: ...


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John Ortberg Considers the Ongoing Battle with Racism

Psychologists have found an intriguing way to study what it is that we really like and dislike. It's called "affective priming." They print a word over ...


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