Black History Month (Elijah McDavid III)
Why do we choose the problems and patterns of our past instead of the freedom that God has called us into? How can we overcome the mental and emotional fences of our past to live in the fullness of God's love? Moses shares insight with the Israelites on how to leave our past behind and embrace God's promises for our future. We often seek out temporary satisfaction instead of focusing on lasting fulfillment. Paul teaches us to focus on the eternal things of God rather than the temporary pleasures of the world.
The Reverend Elijah Llewellyn McDavid III is a passionate disciple, dynamic preacher, and cultural architect. He proudly serves as the Senior Pastor of the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pastor McDavid received his Master of Divinity from the Union Theological Seminary (Columbia University) in New York City and is also a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Before coming to Fellowship, Rev. McDavid served on the pastoral staff of the Alfred Street Baptist Church of Alexandria, VA. The recipient of many distinctions, his love for serving others has allowed him to preach in a variety of settings nationally and internationally.
Black History Month - Sermon 1: A House Is Not A Home
What makes a home better than a house? We often seek out temporary satisfaction instead of focusing on lasting fulfillment. Paul teaches us to focus on the eternal things of God rather than the temporary pleasures of the world. Based on 2 Corinthians 5:1.
Black History Month - Sermon 2: Fences
Rather than building mental and emotional fences to protect us from pain, we need to be delivered from our past expectations. Based on Exodus 14:10-14.
Black History Month - Sermon 3: The People Could Fly
How can we transcend our suffering and keep our hope in God? Revelation gives us an example of hope that allowed our African American ancestors to persist during slavery and can encourage us to fly above our circumstances today. Based on Revelation 12:14.