How to Become a Black Panther SERIES: Meet the Composers
John 18:10-11 NLT
- 10 Then Simon Peter drew a sword and slashed off the right ear of Malchus, the high priest’s slave.
- 11 But Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword back into its sheath. Shall I not drink from the cup of suffering the Father has given me?”
Matthew 26:58, 69-70 NLT
58 Meanwhile, Peter followed him at a distance and came to the high priest’s courtyard. He went in and sat with the guards and waited to see how it would all end.
- 69 Meanwhile, Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. A servant girl came over and said to him, “You were one of those with Jesus the Galilean.”
- 70 But Peter denied it in front of everyone. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said.
To be a Black Panther
I. You must have SCRIPT that
seeks to advance Black people
- Accidental Blacks
- Incidental BlacksBlacks voted for Barack because of PRIDE not because of POLICY.
- Intentional Blacks
II. You must have concern for your COMMUNITY and not SELF-PROMOTION.
Ways to Live
1. What’s in IT for me
2. What’s in ME for others
III. You must have COURAGE
Courage in CONFLICT Courage of CONSCIENCE Courage of CONVICTION
John 3:16 KJV – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Philippians 2:3-11 MSG – 3 Don’t push your way
to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead.
4 Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand. 5 Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. 6 He had equal status with God but didn’t think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages
of that status no matter what. 7 Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! 8 Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived
a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that: a crucifixion. 9 Because of that obedience, God lifted him high and honored him far beyond anyone or anything, ever, 10 so that all created beings in heaven and on earth—even those
long ago dead and buried—will bow in worship before this Jesus Christ, 11 and call out in praise that he is the Master of all, to the glorious honor of God the Father.
Matthew 26:39 NLT – He went on a little farther and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”