sermon "JOSEPH'S SEAT" is without question one of the classic and yet
contemporary sermons of all time. Dr. Edward Victor Hill I,
without question one of the legendary gospel preaching giants of all
time. Pastor Hill preached this sermon several years ago and
you will hear in his message, he was preaching "primarily to
preachers". It's for this reason (the fact that he is
this message primarily to preachers); that I believe this sermon to be
of particular value to preachers of The Gospel and preachers in
general. In this sermon Pastor Hill addresses the challenges
preachers and particularly "pastors" face as we sit in "Joseph's Seat"
... a place of influence, power and leadership. I want to
my dear friend Rev. Joseph Johnson Sr., for first sharing this message
with me some fifteen years or so ago. I share it now with
you. Listen and learn. Hear and heed.
Dr. Jasper Williams Jr
Soldier", preached by Dr. Jasper Williams Jr., at the homegoing
celebration of Dr. C.L. Franklin.
landscape of preaching and black/African American preaching
in-particular is changing fast. In fact, one almost has to
around with intent and tenacity to find an African American preacher
who still holds true to the sweet celebration that set African American
preaching apart from all others in days gone by. Dr. Jasper
Williams Jr., was at the preaching of this sermon and still is today
one of our GOD's most gifted preachers. His ability to not
sing and celebrate but... "Say It!" ... is evident and obvious for all
to hear in this wonderful sermon titled: "A Good Soldier";
he preached at the home-going service of Dr. C.L.
As I think about the gifts that seem not only native but natural to Dr.
Williams, I am immediately mindful of the fact that the man he is
eulogizing in this sermon may very well be the god-father, most
certainly one of the god-father's of classic black preaching.
truth, it seems clear that Dr. Franklin had more than a passing
influence on Dr. Williams as he should on us all. Listen and
learn. Hear and heed.