Outside the Gate

Christians often attempt to complement a comfortable, convenient faith by limiting what Jesus can do and where he can work. Kenneth Samuel encourages followers to break down social and theological boundaries in order to follow Jesus beyond artificial constraints.

Preacher: Kenneth Samuel
Text: Hebrews 13:11-13

Sermon from The Black Theology and Leadership Institute
Princeton Theological Seminary, 2015


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The Rev. Dr. Kenneth L. Samuel is pastor of Victory for the World Church (United Church of Christ) in Stone Mountain, GA.

He graduated in 1978 from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History. He continued his academic pursuit by matriculating at the Candler School of Theology of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he received the Benjamin E. Mays Theological Fellowship Award among others. In 1981, he received his Master of Divinity Degree. In 1996, he received the Doctor of Ministry Degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. His theological focus is in the field of homiletics and social ethics.

Dr. Samuel is an adjunct professor in the Religion and Philosophy Department at Clark Atlanta University, and has served as a Teaching Assistant in homiletics at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Dr. Samuel is the author of Solomon's Success: Four Essential Keys to Leadership.