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"I Sat Where They Sat"

Author: 
King, Martin Luther King, Jr.
Date: 
January 1, 1948 to December 31, 1954
Genre: 
Sermon
Topic: 
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Career in Ministry
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Education

Details

Ez 3:151

Introd—Ezekial as a prophet of the exile. He had the priveledge of sitting where those of the exile sat.

  1. Consider the fact that unless you sit where others sit you really can inspire them.

    1. Give the example of the numerous problems of people. Unless you can put yourself in the place of that person you can really help them. You are not to be then with the “holier than thou atitude”
      {Use this as second point}

    2. Give the example of modern counciling methods. The councilor must create a “permissive atmosphere”2

  2. Consider again that unless you sit where others sit you cannot really under know them or understand them.

    1. Race relations. If the white man was closer to the Negro he would know more about the Negro and understand him better.

    2. Intercultural relations. The missionary movement would be better off if missionay sat where the natives sat.

1. Ezekiel 3:15: “Then I came to them of the captivity at Tel-abib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days.”

2. Rogers, “Significant Aspects of Client-Centered Therapy,” p. 416.

Source: 

CSKC, INP, Coretta Scott King Collection, In Private Hands, Sermon file, folder 50, Sermons Not Preached.