We are pleased to present the sermons of Dr. James Merritt, one of America’s great expository preachers. For more than 40 years, Dr. Merritt has preached God’s Word through the local church he pastors, as well as through Touching Lives weekly television broadcasts. 

Dr. Merritt’s messages are available here via digital download, along with outlines, note pages, PowerPoint slides and other resources. These resources are available for preachers and Bible teachers to use in touching a lost world with the timeless message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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I Have a Dream

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Scriptures: James 2:1-12, Deuteronomy 10:17, Romans 2:11, Luke 20:21

Does the Bible have anything to say on the issues of prejudice, discrimination and race relations? The book of James brings focus to the problem of prejudice and the Christian's attitudes toward those of other races. Don’t think for a moment that prejudice is only found with one group of people. Prejudice can be found in every culture with people of every color and every creed. There are Jews who are prejudice against Palestinians and Palestinians who are prejudice against Jews. There are Muslims who are prejudice against Christians and Christians who are prejudice against Muslims. There are whites who are prejudice against blacks and blacks that are prejudice against whites. Dr. Merritt takes us to the heart of the matter, and clarifies the Christ-like response to the prominent and disruptive issue of prejudice.

This message includes a video clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

"Prejudice is when we make a distinction between people that God does not make. It is when we discriminate against people on the wrong basis and for the wrong reason." --Dr. Merritt

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