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Standing on the Promises

Standing on the Promises Cheryl Townsend Gilkes "Then the disciples went away again unto their own hom e. But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept , she stooped and looked into the sepulchre, and seeth two angels in white down, sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain." This is a sermon about resistance and persistence. It is about our responsibility to stand on the promises of God. But, in order to help you remember the point and the subject, we will call it simply, Hard times do not always bring out the best in people. Hard times do not always bring out the best in the people of God . We are amazed at the lives and work of peopl e who are heroic in their response to suffering. We honor them; we set them apart; and in our ceremonies we fail to see those whose responses to hard times are the persistent evidence of a "bitter .. . chastening rod, felt in the days when hope unborn had died." Sermon preached at Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Black Church Studies Pro ­ gram, Mordecai Wyatt Johnson http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Black Sacred Music Duke University Press

Standing on the Promises

Black Sacred Music , Volume 7 (1) – Mar 1, 1993

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Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press
ISSN
1043-9455
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2640-9879
DOI
10.1215/10439455-7.1.47
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Abstract

Cheryl Townsend Gilkes "Then the disciples went away again unto their own hom e. But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept , she stooped and looked into the sepulchre, and seeth two angels in white down, sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain." This is a sermon about resistance and persistence. It is about our responsibility to stand on the promises of God. But, in order to help you remember the point and the subject, we will call it simply, Hard times do not always bring out the best in people. Hard times do not always bring out the best in the people of God . We are amazed at the lives and work of peopl e who are heroic in their response to suffering. We honor them; we set them apart; and in our ceremonies we fail to see those whose responses to hard times are the persistent evidence of a "bitter .. . chastening rod, felt in the days when hope unborn had died." Sermon preached at Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Black Church Studies Pro ­ gram, Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

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Black Sacred MusicDuke University Press

Published: Mar 1, 1993

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