Famed actor Mr. T preached a sermon on self-doubt at his local church in Chicago, Illinois, on Sunday, describing the experience as “a great honor” and a “responsibility.”
While he has previously preached at other churches, Sunday marked the first time he has preached at Cosmopolitan Community Church.
Mr. T, whose real name is Laurence Tureaud, titled his sermon “Doubting Thomas” and preached from John 20:24-25, which focused on Jesus’ disciple Thomas, who initially doubted the Resurrection until later when Jesus appeared to him.
“I want to thank everyone who tuned in to my sermon. Thank you for your support and encouragement. I really needed that and I felt it, GOD bless you!” he wrote in Twitteralong with a video link to watch the sermon.
Known for his role as BA Baracus on the hit 1980s television series “The A-Team” and his occasional appearances at professional wrestling companies like World Wrestling Entertainment, Mr. T announced last week that he had been asked to He preached in his home church. .
“Being invited to preach at my own church next Sunday, October 9. It is a great honor and a great responsibility. Which I don’t take lightly. God willing, I’ll plan to do my best!” the Announced on Twitter days before the sermon.
Mr. T then addressed anyone who tried to bring up his past to discredit his faith in God.
“While some are busy bringing up my past, I will be busy looking to my future, thanking God for His grace and His mercy. Because ‘If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation’”. wrote the iconic star. “I may be wrong, but I believe that Jesus said: ‘Let him who is among you, who is without sin, cast the first stone.’”
The night before preaching, Mr. T described his preparation as a “labor of love.” Despite being sure that his preaching would help others, he felt “butterflies” from nerves.
“Believe it or not, I always get butterflies before I preach at church. I have to remember to take my time and let the Spirit move me,” she said. tweeted.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. T publicly shared that he believed the antidote to hate in the world was Jesus.
“We are fighting against 2 deadly contagious viruses[es]! One is COVID-19 and the other is hate!” he wrote in Twitter in 2021. “We have vaccines for COVID and God’s love for all the haters!”
Mr. T has been using his Twitter account to promote the Bible and his reflections on what is happening in the world. He went on to instruct his hundreds of thousands of followers at the time on how to adopt the cure.
“The vaccine works when injected into our arm! The love of God works when you invite him into your Heart!” he stated.
In 2017, she shared how she came to her Christian faith while on “Dancing With the Stars.” During his stint on the dance competition series, Mr. T spoke about his battle with cancer in 1995. He testified that he had to rely solely on his faith in God during that time.
“In the past, I had money, cars. I had achieved what I wanted to achieve and then everything stopped,” Mr. T said in a video that was released before his dance performance with “Amazing Grace.”
“I called out to God. I said, ‘God, give me strength to do your will.’ That’s when it really dawned on me: What is really real? My faith in God, that was real, because only God could save me.”
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