Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: God’s Prophet of Love as Resistance to Evil

Here are my sermon notes on Dr. King for the audio sermon I reblogged.
Enjoy!

Theology in the Dirt

NOTE: THESE ARE OUTLINE NOTES ONLY AND NOT THE TOTALITY OF THE SERMON PRESENTED NOVEMBER 18, 2018 AT THREE RIVERS CHURCH, ROME, GA.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: God’s Prophet of Love as Resistance to Evil

Born January 15, 1929

Murdered April 4, 1968 by James Earl Ray

MLK was 39 years old.

All Our Heroes Are Flawed

MLK was flawed. “All our heroes have clay feet.” – Thabiti Anyabwile

Jesus is the only HERO.

And Jesus sends flawed prophets to usher forward his kingdom rule.

They are flawed so we don’t worship them. Prophets none the less so we will hear him speaking to us today.

The caricatures of MLK are blatantly false.

We must remember that in Scripture and in life, God has used incredibly flawed men and women to lead great movements.

We must remember that our moral flaws don’t nullify the redemptive and transforming change that…

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