If you stood outside a church in the Bible-belt after a sermon on serving and asked people if they believed service was important, you would get a resounding “yes”. However, while discipleship isn’t complicated, it is difficult. For some people, connecting to community is difficult. All my fellow introverts say “amen”…from the back of the room. For others, consistently committing time to serving others can be difficult.
It’s an honor to be here today to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I’m a firm believer that talk can be pretty cheap, but as a pastor, I also happen to believe that, in the beginning, God started talking, started telling the truth, and a whole universe exploded into existence. Trillions of galaxies and only God knows how many stars, flashed into existence because God started talking and telling the truth. So maybe God will use some of these words to create a world with a little more truth.