Black Voices

Black Voices

Black Voices is a curated video library of the teachings of best-selling Black authors, pastors, speakers and ministry leaders. You'll recognize many of the Bible studies by prominent Black authors, and you won't want to miss the life-changing sermon series from established and emerging voices. Together, this esteemed chorus of voices addresses topics that are especially empowering to African Americans, Africans, and other people of color, including social justice, relationships, the Bible, and engagement with culture.

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  • 40 Days through the Book: Ephesians (Derwin Gray)

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    In a world of division, conflict, and polarization, the same Jesus who united the Jews and Gentiles, enslaved and free people, men and women, and people from every tribe and tongue some 2,000 years ago in Ephesus, is ready to do it again. God is still building his diverse family of faith. It will...

  • Beautiful Word: Galatians (Jada Edwards)

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    The Book of Galatians is a passionate letter written by the apostle Paul explaining what it really looks like to be followers of Jesus Christ. Paul is adamant in his letter that the gospel is all we need to know and to live truly free – that Jesus is enough and nothing needs to be added. There is...

  • Beautiful Word: Romans (Jada Edwards)

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    Romans shows us the power of the gospel to bring clarity to everyday life. It shows us how to love, how to resolve conflict, when to speak, and when to remain quiet. By diving into this beautiful book, you’ll discover the great gifts of the gospel—the forgiveness of sin, the removal of guilt, the...

  • Believing Big (Joseph Walker)

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    Have you ever been in a crowd of people, and you knew that there was something different about you deep in your spirit? Have you ever felt like a unicorn standing out there by yourself? You may ask yourself, is there anyone else going after what I am going after? This message confirms that what y...

  • Carry Well (Gabby Cudjoe-Wilkes and Andrew Wilkes)

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    As we witness key characters in the Bible such as the children of Israel, Jacob, Habakkuk, and Jesus, we gain insight on how to carry our burdens well, how our breaking points can be breakthroughs, how to resist injustice, and how to value our souls over materialism.

    Reverend Andrew Wilkes is th...

  • Focus (Jerald January)

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    Why do we have goals, plans, and desires that often feel unrealized? Often the challenge is a lack of focus. Join Pastor January as he digs deep into Proverbs Chapter 4 to help us deal with our focus. Using wisdom, we can live the abundant life we desire by staying focused on the call God has for...

  • God and Race (John Siebeling & Wayne Francis)

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    Racial tension is a major problem in this country, and the church needs to openly dialog about it. White people must understand and acknowledge the sin of slavery and mistreatment of black people. Black people in turn have to forgive white people of previous and present injustices, while also not...

  • Gospel of John (Alvin Love)

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    How does God move in our lives today? The Scripture teaches us that the Holy Spirit is God with us leading and guiding us through life as followers of Jesus Christ. What is the Good News after Jesus Christ died? That Jesus Christ resurrected to life and is able to meet us wherever we are in life!...

  • How to Fight Racism (Jemar Tisby)

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    Become a proactive initiator of racial justice. Jemar Tisby presents a simple framework for confronting racism--the A.R.C. Of Racial Justice--increase your awareness, develop authentic relationships, and make a commitment. Full of practical tools and suggestions, actionable items, and real-world ...

  • I Am Restored (Lecrae)

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    Two-time GRAMMY winning hip-hop artist and bestselling author Lecrae was forced to face the buried impact of unhealed wounds from his past when his personal life spun into chaos. Along the way to restoration, he learned the importance of not normalizing traumatic circumstances, and how not to tur...

  • Joseph (Michelle McKinney Hammond)

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    This study will be removed from Study Gateway on July 24. Please complete the study before then to avoid any interruption.

    We all have dreams for how our lives will—or should—turn out. Many times these are dreams that have been impressed on us by God himself. But when will they stop being dreams...

  • Joy (Ernest Gray)

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    We are challenged by life in multiple ways that cause us to lose our sense of stability. When we look at the news, we can feel overwhelmed at the violence, destruction, and despair. When we look at our communities, we can feel helpless to make significant change. When we think about our life circ...

  • Known by Name: Rahab (Jada Edwards, Nicole Johnson, Kasey Van Norman)

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    The women in the Bible asked the same three questions we all still ask today: How does everyone else see me? How do I see myself? How does God see me?

    Rahab’s story, found in the book of Joshua, is a story of a girl boss, an assertive, confident woman who did what she had to do to provide for he...

  • Known by Name: Naomi (Jada Edwards, Nicole Johnson, Kasey Van Norman)

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    The women in the Bible asked the same three questions we all still ask today: How does everyone else see me? How do I see myself? How does God see me?

    Naomi’s story, found in the book of Ruth, is a story of lost identity. She lost her husband and her sons, which in her culture left her completel...

  • Known by Name: Hagar (Jada Edwards, Nicole Johnson, Kasey Van Norman)

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    The women in the Bible asked the same three questions we all still ask today: How does everyone else see me? How do I see myself? How does God see me?

    Hagar’s story, found in Genesis 16, is a story of cultural victimization. She was betrayed, abandoned, and scorned. Her response? She did what mo...

  • Securing the Homefront (Rev. Dr. Chauncey Harrison)

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    Sermon series on the Book of Galatians
    What does it mean to secure the homefront for us as followers of Jesus? Our world is filled with noise, confusion, and misinformation that can distract us from God's call for us. We must be secure in who we are in Christ as individuals and a community in or...

  • Seek Peace (Jeremy Williams)

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    How do we find peace within ourselves? Isaiah encourages us to pursue peace by placing our faith in God. How can we find peace with others? Jesus gives us instructions for finding peace in difficult situations. How can we receive and share peace? In this series, we will walk through the Bible's r...

  • Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus (Nabeel Qureshi)

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    Building on his own powerful conversion story, author Nabeel Qureshi takes viewers deep into apologetics and evangelism among Muslims. He explores Muslim culture, the most common Muslim objections to Christianity, and the core doctrines upon which Islam stands or falls. Compassionate and clear, N...

  • She's Still There (Chrystal Evans Hurst)

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    In this six-session video Bible study, Chrystal Evans Hurst shares what she's learned about how to love and honor your life—even when it's not easy to love. You will be encouraged to take an honest look where you might have gotten off track, recapture peace in the midst of hard seasons, and focus...

  • Social Justice (Dr. Dominique Robinson)

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    It is popular to say you are "woke" when it comes to the racial injustices we see today. But are we truly "woke" to hear God's call and do our part in God's work? In this series, we can learn from Samuel and Eli the difference between sensing what is happening in the world and being truly woke, p...

  • Stability in Unstable Places (Gary Wyatt)

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    We are living in unstable times and face unstable situations in our personal lives often. When we face instability, it is easy to feel lost and unclear about what to do. But it becomes even more important to find stability in the midst of unstable places. How do we find stability in unstable plac...

  • Subversive Witness (Dominique DuBois Gilliard)

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    Dominique DuBois Gilliard inspires us to reimagine how we think about privilege and exercise power. Instead of denying the existence of privilege or feeling incapacitated by it, Christians can learn to wield privilege as an instrument to advance the kingdom and sacrificially love our neighbors.

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  • Surviving Life's Storms (Alan Marshall)

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    Are you prepared to weather the storms that present themselves in your life? For some, the wind and waves of trials and tests cause them to battle the storm in their own strength. For others, storms have a way of crippling momentum until one decides to give up hope. While both options are natural...

  • The 28-Day Prayer Journey (Chrystal Evans Hurst)

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    Chrystal Evans Hurst teaches us the basic tenets of prayer practice and establishes a realistic and doable pattern of prayer to be applied to our daily life for 28 days with lasting effect. She dives deep into four postures of prayers that increase our communication and relationship with God. Aft...