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The Words of Gardner Taylor: Special Occasion and Expository Sermons [NOOK Book]

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Features the powerful message from President Clinton's inauguration, Samuel Proctor's unforgettable eulogy, a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial service, and more. Includes a one-of-a-kind sermon series on the book of Revelation. These expository sermons provide textbook examples of preaching at its best.
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The Words of Gardner Taylor: Special Occasion and Expository Sermons

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Features the powerful message from President Clinton's inauguration, Samuel Proctor's unforgettable eulogy, a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial service, and more. Includes a one-of-a-kind sermon series on the book of Revelation. These expository sermons provide textbook examples of preaching at its best.
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Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xv
Acknowledgments from the Author xvi
Introduction Gardner C. Taylor: America's Twentieth-Century Preacher 1
Section 1 Presidential Addresses
1. The Salt of the Earth (Retirement Address as President of the Protestant Council of Churches of New York City, 1961) 13
2. The Power of Blackness (The President's Message at The Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc., Washington, D.C., September 1968) 16
Section 2 Sermons and Addresses to the American Baptist Convention
3. There Is Power in That Cross (Denver, Colorado, May 1953) 27
4. The Elements of Evangelism (Cincinnati, Ohio, June 1958) 36
5. The Timeliness of the Timeless Gospel (San Francisco, California, May 1965) 42
6. Civil Rights Events of the 1960s (A Retrospective and Forward Look: Portland, Oregon, June 1985) 49
Section 3 Sermons and Addresses to the Baptist World Alliance
7. They Shall Ask the Way (Cleveland, Ohio, July 1950) 59
8. The Minister in Today's World (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 1960) 67
9. Freedom and Responsibility (Miami, Florida, June 1965) 74
10. Goals of Social Change (Tokyo, Japan, July 1970) 80
Section 4 Special Occasions
11. The Christian Drama (The Anniversary Sermon for the Montgomery Improvement Association's Bus Boycott, December 6, 1950) 85
12. The Hazard of the Uncommitted (A Sermon Delivered to the Chicago Sunday Evening Club, November 9, 1969) 93
13. The Strange Ways of God (Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, January 1972) 100
14. Parting Words (Final Sermon as Pastor of Concord Baptist Church, Brooklyn, New York, June 24, 1990) 109
15. Facing Facts with Faith (Prayer Service for the Inauguration of William Jefferson Clinton, Washington, D.C., January 20, 1993) 114
16. Climbing Jacob's Ladder (Black Alumni/ae Day, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1993) 120
17. A New Title (First Pastoral Anniversary of Edward L. Taylor, New Horizon Baptist Church, Princeton, New Jersey, October 17, 1999) 125
Section 5 Eulogies
18. Farewell to a Friend (For Marshall Shepard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 25, 1967) 135
19. A President of Preaching (For Sandy F. Ray, New York, New York, April 21, 1979) 138
20. A Mighty Oak Is Fallen (For Samuel DeWitt Proctor, Abyssinian Baptist Church, Harlem, New York, New York, May 29, 1997) 144
Section 6 Expository Sermons on the Seven Churches of Asia Minor
21. Ephesus: The Church That Left Its First Love (Revelation 2:1-7) (January 17, 1988) 151
22. Smyrna: The Rich Poor Church, Part 1 (Revelation 2:8-11) (January 24, 1988) 158
23. Smyrna: The Rich Poor Church, Part 2 (Revelation 2:8-11) (February 7, 1988) 166
24. Pergamos: The Church Near Satan's Throne, Part 1 (Revelation 2:12-17) (February 14, 1988) 173
25. Pergamos: The Church Near Satan's Throne, Part 2 (Revelation 2:12-17) (February 21, 1988) 181
26. Thyatira, Part I: The Church That Harbored a False Prophetess (Revelation 2:18-29) (March 6, 1988) 189
27. Thyatira, Part II: The Great Possibility (Revelation 2:24-29) (Palm Sunday, March 27, 1988) 198
28. Sardis: Words about Death and Life (Revelation 3:1-6) (Easter Sunday, April 3, 1988) 205
29. Philadelphia: The Open Door (Revelation 3:7-13) (April 17, 1988) 213
30. Philadelphia: The Keepers Are Kept, Part 1 (Revelation 3:7-13) (April 24, 1988) 220
31. Philadelphia: The Keepers Are Kept, Part 2 (Revelation 3:7-13) (May 1, 1988) 228
32. Laodicea, Part I: The Great Amen Speaks (Revelation 3:14-18) (May 8, 1988) 235
33. Laodicea, Part II: Lukewarmness Rejected (Revelation 3:14-22) (May 29, 1988) 243
34. Laodicea, Part III: The Door of the Soul (Revelation 3:14-22) (June 5, 1988) 252
35. Laodicea, Part IV: The Knocker (Revelation 3:14-22) (June 19, 1988) 259
36. Laodicea, Part V: A Promise after a Welcome (Revelation 3:14-22) (June 26, 1988) 264
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