Everything you need to understand or teach God's Trombones by James Weldon Johnson.
God as a Person
In most cases when one considers the idea of a god, they bring to mind an all-powerful being who keeps his distance from the people who serve him. Although his worshipers may pray to him and offer sacrifices, this being never becomes involved in the lives of his followers or shows any love or affection for them. In these sermons, however, God is portrayed as a person as well as a god who is all-powerful but still cares for and helps his worshipers.
The first evidence of this care is that God create the Earth and humans at all. According to the sermon "The Creation" God created humans because He was lonely and wanted companionship with the people He created. Next, in the funeral sermon "Go Down Death" God recognizes the suffering of his people. This sermon states that God saw and recognized the pain that Sister Caroline was... View more of the God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse Summary
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