The Rev. Billy Honor to preach on ‘Day 1’

Pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church, College Park, Ga., on ‘How to Handle a Scandal’

April 1, 2014

LOUISVILLE

The Rev. Billy Honor, pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church in College Park, Ga., is the featured preacher on the second Sunday of Easter ― April 27 ― on “Day 1,” the nationally syndicated ecumenical radio program also accessible online at Day1.org.

“Day 1” is produced by the Alliance for Christian Media and hosted by Peter Wallace,

Honor earned his bachelor’s degree from Beulah Heights Bible College in Atlanta, and his M.Div. from Johnson C. Smith Seminary ― the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) school at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. He earned a Master of Theology degree from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.

New Life, where Honor has served for more than four years, is one of the fastest growing African-American Presbyterian congregations in the country.

In “How to Handle a Scandal,” his sermon for the second Sunday of Easter, Honor examines the aftermath of the resurrection of Jesus (John 20:19-31).

“In the midst of the scandal of the crucifixion and the empty tomb, Jesus doesn’t hide,” he says. “He reveals himself and makes himself known to those who love him. I understand that when you and I are going through our own personal struggles and scandals, the temptation is to alienate ourselves and try to hide from our trouble. But at some point, the season of retreat must end and we must do as Jesus did — we must make ourselves visible.”

The program includes an interview with Honor conducted by Wallace, who is “Day 1” executive producer.

“Day 1,” has been broadcast every week for nearly 69 years, formerly as “The Protestant Hour.” Featuring outstanding preachers from the mainline denominations, “Day 1” is currently distributed to more than 200 radio stations across America and overseas. The program is produced by the Alliance for Christian Media, based in Atlanta, Ga.

Information for this story furnished by the Alliance for Christian Media.

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