Trevecca Nazarene University

MLK Chapel

Chapel at Trevecca on January 22 commemorated the life and teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. Following a viewing of video of King's "I Have a Dream" speech, the Rev. Larry Lott, pastor of Blue Hills Church of the Nazarene in Kansas City, Mo., spoke to the assembled students and faculty.

Using Ephesians 2, Dr. Lott called listeners' attention to the phrase "But now in Christ Jesus . . . " and to the changes that the coming of Christ initiated in this world, including the breaking down of walls of enmity, separation, sexism, bitterness, hostility, and segregation. He noted that the unity of all humankind was the main message of Martin Luther King, Jr. He said, "Martin Luther King believed that God through Christ has bound all humanity together, that all of us are caught up together in one destiny. Christ broke the barriers that separate man from God, but he also broke the barriers that separate us from each other so that together we can be one body. For Christians there is no place for hostility, bitterness, sexism, or separation. We are one."