[Student Sermon by Lester B. Graves]

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Isaac R. Clark Memorial Collection

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circa 1967

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Interdenominational Theological Center student Lester B. Graves delivers sermons titled “Steps toward Personal Maturity” and “Overcoming Our Bondages”.

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00:00:05 Audio begins with prayer.

00:01:08 Introduces Proverbs 22:1-16.

00:05:01 Introduces sermon: Steps toward Personal Maturity.

00:09:48 Talks about the issue of Black youth latching onto negative viewpoints, and how it is such an important issue.

00:13:23 Talks about how the first idea to consider seriously is about personal maturity.

00:20:11 Talks about affiliation with the desirable gang is not always the affiliation with the proper gang.

00:27:00 Talks about the value of recognizing need to become informed on being the child of the king.

00:29:05 Prayer.

00:29:50 Introduces Hebrews 2:14-18.

00:32:49 Introduces sermon: Overcoming Our Bondages.

00:41:30 Illustrates how we might speak the truth about that which entangles us.

00:45:56 Talks about preparing to take risks in terms of acting to become free of our captors.

00:5139 Audio ends.


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