That’s My King

Shadrach Meshach Lockridge (March 7, 1913 – April 4, 2000) was the Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, a prominent congregation in San Diego, California, from 1953 to 1993. He was known for his preaching across the United States and around the world. He held doctorates and numerous honorary degrees, and was often sought as a public speaker, even after he retired in 1993. He served as guest lecturer at numerous schools and universities and on the faculty of several others, including the Billy Graham School of Evangelism.

An audible recording of the speech titled, That’s My King, can be played below:


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4 responses to “That’s My King”

  1. Pat B Avatar
    Pat B

    Best 4-minute devo I’ve heard in a while. His one line sums up the conundrum: “I wish I could describe Him!” English falls short, but he gets as close as any man I’ve met.

  2. Steven C Avatar
    Steven C

    Although referred to as “God’s Son”, and generally inferred my most as to the person described I found it odd that the name of “Jesus” or “Christ” was not stated in this sermon.

    Powerful and poetic to be sure

  3. Hank R Avatar
    Hank R

    Lockridge’s first sermon was originally over an hour long. The excerpt in the video is an edited version that only includes a few minutes of the original.

    You may find this interesting: Lockridge precludes the language in the video with the following words in his original sermon:

    The name of Jesus: there is the name I love to hear. I love to sing its worth. It sounds like music in my ear, the sweetest name on earth. ‘Hallowed be Thy Name’.

  4. Ted M Avatar
    Ted M

    I love that sermon so powerfully preached by SM Lockridge! I’ve also seen this titled as “My Favorite Candidate”.

    He always has been…
    …And He always will be
    I’m talking about…
    … He had no predecessor…
    …and He’ll have no successor
    There was nobody before Him…
    …and there’ll be nobody after Him…
    You can’t impeach Him…
    …and He’s not going to resign
    That’s my King!

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