What Are Some Famous Sermons by Black Preachers?

Famous sermons by black preachers include “Let Them Walk,” “A Christian Thanksgiving” and “The Preacher and the Hoochie.” Bishop T.D. Jakes preaches “Let Them Walk,” Dr. E.V. Hill preaches “A Christian Thanksgiving” and Dr. E.K. Bailey preaches “The Preacher and the Hoochie.”

In “Let Them Walk,” Jakes encourages listeners to let go of anything in the past that’s holding them back. He focuses primarily on letting people go, particularly those who don’t want to be part of the listener’s life anymore, but in variations of the sermon Jakes also recommends letting go of other negative things, such as addictions, thoughts of evil and stress.

Hill uses “A Christian Thanksgiving” to preach a message of being thankful for everything, both the good and the bad aspects of life. He also encourages listeners to stay positive during difficult times, and provides several methods of doing so that are found in the Bible.

In “The Preacher and the Hoochie,” Bailey plays the part of a preacher from the Bible, who received instructions from God to marry a prostitute. Bailey introduces himself as this person at the beginning of the sermon, which includes a woman who acts as the “hoochie” in the title. He explains the reason why the man received these instructions and what can be learned from it throughout the sermon.