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Today kids and teachers have off from school, banks and government offices are closed, and there is no mail. We are remembering the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today.
There is so much to remember about Dr. King and he is an ongoing source of inspiration for people around the world. I don't know what I can add to the many tributes and celebrations.
I would invite you to remember one thing today that is often overlooked in our secular media. There were people who called Dr. King "Pastor" because he was the pastor of their church. He "preached" (though it is often called a speech and not a sermon) to an enormous crowd in front of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963. He also preached to gatherings of believers in his church and in churches throughout the United States.
As you consider the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., spend just three minutes listening to this excerpt from a sermon he preached at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama on November 17, 1957. It is helpful for us to remember that Dr. King was a man of faith who confessed Jesus Christ.
Link HERE for the video and audio of that sermon. Make sure your speakers are on.
Pastor Dan Czaplewski