Ten Shekels and a Shirt

“Ten Shekels and a Shirt” by Paris Reidhead. Playing time = 51:15. Click here to listen (mp3).

This now-famous sermon was preached in the mid-1960’s by the Rev. Paris Reidhead, a New York pastor. The text of the sermon is taken from Judges 17-18.

I first heard this sermon when I was in college. It is a message of true transformation. Instead of preaching a so-called gospel of self-centeredness, we should proclaim salvation for God’s glory. This is one of the most insightful and moving sermons I’ve heard; everyone should hear it.

You may read more about the sermon and a transcript of it here. It is my understanding that the audio recording and the transcript are both in the public domain.

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  1. Hi, I found your site via a google search for Ten Shekels and a Shirt. I just wanted to thank you for podcasting this sermon. I work as a volunteer for Bible Teaching Ministries, Inc. the ministry Pastor Reidhead started before his death and now continued by his wife, Marjorie. We have other semons you may be interested in by Pastor Reidhead. God used him mightily to preach His Word to the world but especially His church. If you’d like to reach us our email is btmi@dmv.com Again thank you and may God richly bless you. Rick

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