Oak Grove Baptist Church

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Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.; January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi. He was the son of early civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Sr..

This years observance is January 18, 2021

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A Word of Encouragement.

As we look at where we are today as a nation, we find ourselves in a strange and yet a familiar place. We thought our demons of the past were slain only to have them resurface in the present. We even though for a moment that our children both black and white would only read about racism in the books of history and now they get to see racism, bigotry, and indifference firsthand.

It has been said that those who forget the past will repeat it. Maybe, for a moment we forgot! And that is what I want to speak about because there are somethings we must remember. 

We must remember:

1. There is redemption in suffering.

2. There is exaltation in humility.

3. There is reaping in sowing.

We must remember our teachings, in suffering, in humiliation and in just plain mistreatment. We must remember these teachings because it is those teachings that brought us where we are today.

I have learned that at the end of the day reciprocation such as; an eye for eye and tooth for tooth leaves all of us blind and toothless.

Jesus said: "Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth." Simply put; Good things come to those who wait and endure. As I travel across the South where Antebellum once ruled and was admired, I see broken and empty homes and communities all but forgotten. Their season has come and gone which is a reminder that: “tough times don't last, but tough people do.”

So, do not give in to hate, bitterness and strife which only adds fuel to the fire. This is the season for spiritual toughness. So, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might and put the WHOLE ARMOR of GOD which is the only way we can STAND. If, we do that, then we as a nation shall overcome.