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January 22, 2013

Church honors Dr. King with service

WASHINGTON — A look back at a brief history of civil rights was the focus of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Ceremony at Beulah AME Church Monday night.

The annual event, held around King’s Jan.15 birthday, recognizes his contributions and work in helping to advance the Civil Rights Movement. A civil rights activist, Baptist minister and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner, King was known for championing civil rights through nonviolent civil disobedience in the 1950s and 1960s.

Monday’s program began with a welcome and prayer by Pastor David Williams. The congregation sang “The Star Spangled Banner” and hymns throughout the program, and also was treated to musical selections by Providence Mennonite Women’s Group, Richard Sworn and featured speaker, Elder Christopher Williams of the Demotte Crossroads Church.

“We cannot forget the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was a reverend before he was a doctor,” said Elder Williams, brother of Beulah’s Pastor Williams, in his presentation. ”I don’t think the rest would have happened without his belief in Jesus Christ.”

Williams circled around the theme of each person discovering his or her destiny as King did, citing scripture and telling the congregation: “Trust that your set time of destiny is coming.”

He explained by quoting Galatians 3:26-29, which states: So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

“God cannot lie, and He made us promises, so the promises He made to the heirs you are must come true,” Williams said.

In being an heir, each person has an inheritance to build on and pass on, he continued. Jesus represents a Kingdom; a kingdom involves royalty and a king; a king has a queen, and their heirs are princes and princesses, Williams said.

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