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The primary role of the Old Testament prophet was not predicting the future, but telling the truth. Prophets can be cranky. They can make us feel uncomfortable. They ruin dinner parties reminding us of things we’d rather forget.
Dr. Martin Luther King was a modern day prophet. He spoke truth. He compared life as it was with what God intended for his people. On May 29, 1966, Dr. King preached at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Brooklyn. His words that day remained unpublished until recently.
Dr. King chose Luke 4:18-19, Jesus’ first public sermon when he announced both his identity and his mission. Jesus’ message to the church, King said, is to…
On Monday, we remember Dr. King. And in 1966 Dr. King reminded us of the words of Jesus: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he anointed me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach the gospel to the poor, and preach the acceptable year of the Almighty God.”