NCF at Restoration Church: An MLK Collaboration

January 20, 2019 Download: Audio

Pastor Renée Antrosio and Pastor Ervin T. Williams of Restoration Church challenged us to consider how we might begin to overcome the divisions that keep us apart on Sunday morning. Reflecting on Dr. King’s statement in 1953, they invited us worship together at Restoration Church.

“Segregation and discrimination could not exist in America today without the sanction of the Church. I am ashamed and appalled at the fact that Eleven O’clock on Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in Christian America.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (August 9, 1953)

The teaching this morning is from Ervin T. Williams who listened to God’s direction to start Restoration Urban Ministries in 1993. This teaching runs just over 46 minutes and is a powerful call to each of us to come as we are, offer what we have to others, and to see (and love) each other as God sees them.

11:26 – A contemporary of the faith, The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
17:10 – Dropping the Rev. in polite conversation
21:00 – Remember the poor and the stranger, love them like God loves them
28:00 – All of us have pain, all of us have something to offer – Ervin’s paramedic story
30:00 – Use me Lord, let’s drop the facade
32:00 – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech
37:00 – When one of us is oppressed, we are all oppressed
42:00 – Worship is worship, praise is praise
44:20 – Pastor Renée’s prayer
46:00 – Justice without God is “just us”