Forty-four years ago today, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. The day before he was killed, he delivered his last speech to a crowd of striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee. In it, he recasts this parable of the Good Samaritan in a thought-provoking way.
Today is the 48th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Like many of King’s speeches and sermons, it contains numerous references to Bible passages. Here are some of them.
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, it seems appropriate to look at some of King’s best-known sermons and identify the Bible passages upon which they are based.