Carry Well (Gabby Cudjoe-Wilkes and Andrew Wilkes)
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 the co-founding, co-lead pastor of the Double Love Experience Church in Brooklyn, New York and the former Executive Director of the Drum Major Institute, a social change organization founded by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rev. Wilkes serves on the board of directors for the Institute for Christian Socialism and the Labor-Religion Coalition of New York. An alum of Hampton University and Prínceton Theological Seminary, Rev. Wilkes is also a PhD candidate in political science at the CUNY Graduate Center and the author of Freedom Notes: Reflections on Faith, Justice, and the Possibility of Democracy.
Pastor Gabby Cudjoe Wilkes works at the intersection of faith, culture, leadership and strategy. She travels the country as a public speaker and strategist, working with individuals and institutions to dream strategically about the impact they wish to leave on the world. Her work centers storytelling, prophetic imagination, and design thinking as key tools for maximum impact. Pastor Gabby is the Co-Founding, co-lead pastor of The Double Love Experience Church in Brooklyn, New York. Before launching her church, she served on the pastoral staff of New York City mega church: The Greater Allen Cathedral of New York for five years as co-young adult pastor. She's a proud graduate of Hampton University, New York University, & Yale University Divinity School where she serves on the alumni board. Pastor Gabby is currently in her last semester of coursework at Duke Divinity School where she is pursuing her Doctorate in Ministry. She was featured in Forbes in 2020 and Essence in 2019 & 2016. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Andrew.
Carry Well - Sermon 1: Carrying Our Stones
How can we remember and share our testimonies of what God has done in our lives? As the children of Israel cross into the Promised Land they give us insight on how to remember and honor what God has allowed us to carry in the past. Based on Joshua 4:10-24.
Carry Well - Sermon 2: When Breaking Points Lead to Breakthroughs
What do we do when the burdens of the past we carry have brought us to a breaking point? Jacob shows us how our breaking points can actually be used as breakthroughs by God. Based on Genesis 32.
Carry Well - Sermon 3: The Spiritual Discipline of Praising Anyhow
Carry Well - Sermon 4: What Does It Profit
We must face our own capacity and proclivity to give in to greed of all kinds, especially in trying and tough times. It's time to stop being bossed around and bothered by our economic system and situation. Based on Mark 8:36-37.
Carry Well - Sermon 5: Guard Against Greed
Jesus was counter-cultural and counter-capitalist, and as his disciples, we need to live "unbought" and "unbossed." Our economic society seeks to buy us and boss us around without our consent, but if we give in to greed, we will lose our soul. Learn to exchange greed for generosity. Based on Luke...