“Even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. ““I Have a Dream” speech – 1963
Martin Luther King Jr,
Martin Luther King Jr, was a man of faith. He knew the power of prayer and the faithfulness of God. King preached the Gospel, and some of his biggest teaching that we can learn is to listen and love one another. These lessons that King taught, are the same in our sermon series One Another, which we are going through here at CenterPoint during the beginning of 2022.
King’s most known speech was his “I Have a Dream” speech delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28th, 1963. King’s dream was to see all people of race, age gender, religion, etc be treated equally and fairly. That the world would love one another, and treat each other as an image-bearer of God.
King’s dream may not have come to full yet, but we are making progress, and as followers of Jesus we have the promise that we will be there someday. Until then, we have so much more to do in our growth. Brothers and sisters, as followers of Jesus we are the light. The words of Jesus recorded in Matthew 5:13-16 say “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.“
We are called to be set apart from the world. To be a light. To shine bright so that God can be shown to the world. Be the light that drives out the darkness in this world. Show the love that can stomp out hate. Show the world Jesus, and know that in the end, King’s dream becomes an eternal reality and until then love one another, listen to one another, serve one another.
If you want to listen to our sermon series One Another visit the series land page here