Ephesians 2:14 says “For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility. . . ” Paul is writing about the Jews and the Gentiles and of the things that would separate them. By welcoming all people to the cross the “two groups become one.” As a result by destroying the barriers of separation, the two groups become united.
I believe that those are appropriate words for us today. This weekend we will celebrate and remember Martin Luther King. More than a man, a movement was created to say that all people, regardless of skin color, are not equal just under the law of the land but also “red, yellow, black and white, all are precious in His sight!”
Those words again need to be sounded in our country. That is why I am honored that the Woodlawn United Methodist Church and Pastor Samuel Dzabo will join us for worship this Sunday. We can collectively say “the two groups become one!”
Sunday will be a great day of Worship!
Join us at 10:30 Sunday Morning!
Dr. Rich Lloyd
A follower of Jesus Christ. Husband to Debbie since 1980. Father to Logan, Kelsey and Jordan. Since 2000 the Pastor of the First Baptist Church Newport, Newport, Tennessee nestled in the great Smoky Mountains. A graduate of Samford University (BA '79) and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv '83, ThM '85 and PhD '91). A third generation Southern Baptist minister. A serious Peyton Manning and Atlanta Braves fan!