chapter  10
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The Use of Patriarchal Language in the Church of God of Prophecy: A Case Study

Sermons within Black Majority Churches are at the core of worship.2 Within CoGoP, services are organized around the sermon. The theme or topic of the sermon is first given, then the service is planned accordingly. Everything is geared towards the sermon which is regarded as the zenith of the service.3 Although much shorter in length than in the past, sermons typically average 30-45 minutes. The congregation does not sit passively whilst the sermon is preached, but actively participates in a ‘call and response’ style.