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MLK Jr. Day Reflections with Colleen Wessel-McCoy

January 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

“What are Your New Year’s Resolutions?”

Martin Luther King Jr’s Last New Year Sermon

In January 1968, King preached at Ebenezer Baptist Church about the coming year, calling the congregation to biblically-informed new year resolutions, like standing up to the modern-day Ceasars who seek their interests against the needs of the poor. Dr. King preached, “I wish today that Christians would stop talking so much about religion and start doing something about it.” And he called for resistance to the draft, saying, “if you feel it in your
heart that this war is wrong, unjust, and objectionable, don’t go and fight in it. Follow the path of Jesus Christ.”

MLK Jr. in deep thought
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