Sermon After Charleston: How To Let The World Know There is a God


Emanuel AME Church is the oldest AME church in the south and the second oldest in the world.
Emanuel AME Church is the oldest AME church in the south and the second oldest in the world.

Today, June 21, 2015, our church stood silently while the names of those killed at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC this past week were read. As the names were read, the pipe organ chimed for each person whose life was cut short during a Bible study in a church where they should have been safe.

The sermon I preached this morning was about David and Goliath, taken from 1 Samuel 17. But, I lamented the fascination we have with violence, and called us to a new day of hope because as David said, “All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s…” 1 Samuel 17:47 NIV.

Here’s the podcast of that message about how, even in the midst of tragedy, the families of those killed showed the world there is a God.

One thought on “Sermon After Charleston: How To Let The World Know There is a God”

  1. You know what, if your god is so anxious for people to know that he desires a relationship with them, or for them to know he is with them in times of need, why doesn’t he use his holy ghost powers to tell us. Surely he could just give everyone a “road to damascus” experience if he really wanted us to know.

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