Martin Luther King Jr.

April 2021

April 2018

The Fire That No Water Could Put Out~Excerpts form MLK Final speech “I’ve Been To The Mountaintop”

By |2018-05-26T08:36:39-07:00April 8th, 2018|sermons|

Given By Anna Runion April 8, 2018 Recently, we have seen women, teens, immigrants, people of color, LGBT community, and their allies march for our lives. These marches have been powerful. Some people are reminded of the civil rights marches.  Some of us felt at ease while marching with those who share our views. Others [...]

January 2018

Big Buttons and Little Boys ~ Job 24:9-14

By |2018-05-26T08:45:33-07:00January 14th, 2018|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley January 14, 2018 at Pilgrim UCC in Carlsbad CA Recent events and the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday  have inspired today's sermon. Not only was Martin Luther King Jr. known for his work for civil rights, he was also known for his work for peace. He protested against the [...]

September 2017

A Luta Continua

By |2017-10-28T12:11:32-07:00September 24th, 2017|sermons| Given By Rev. Madison Shockley September 24, 2017 Today's reading offers comfort for those who are struggling or under stress. Paul was writing this letter from his jail cell. He wrote to encourage his followers. His only crime was causing trouble. Some did not like his message so he was placed in jail. Prison [...]

Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations

By |2017-10-04T15:13:20-07:00September 17th, 2017|sermons| Given By Rev. Madison Shockley September 17, 2017 Due to technical difficulties, we lost the first five minutes of the sermon. Current events inspire the theme for today's sermon. We look to the past, specifically Nelson Mandela's actions in South Africa, to find a solution. Mandela knew that in order to move forward, they [...]

February 2017

Saving the Soul…of America

By |2017-04-09T10:14:16-07:00February 5th, 2017|sermons|

February is the beginning of Black History Month. Over the course of this month, we will explore the contributions of Blacks to our religious life. These contributions take many forms; breaching, biblical scholarship, liturgy, music, and social and spiritual transformation (now known as social justice).

January 2017

What Would MLK Say On This Inauguration Day?

By |2017-04-09T10:04:36-07:00January 15th, 2017|sermons|

On the eve of our presidential inauguration, we consider the question of what would Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. say to the nation. Rev. Shockley uses King's own words from his 1968 sermon titled The Drum Major Incident. King used passages from Mark in his sermon. We can relate these to Trump.

July 2016

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