Martin Luther King, Jr. – Sunday School Resources. It’s more important than ever that we teach our children about national heroes like Martin Luther King, Jr. who fought for racial equality in a peaceful and meaningful manner. He was a voice for those oppressed and stands as a leader and example for those who have come after him.
I do not live in a diverse part of the country. But I was still surprised when my friend expressed in a conversation that she had never talked about racism or prejudice with her four elementary-aged children. She wondered if it was really necessary?
I was pretty shocked. My husband comes from an interracial background and can tell you first hand that racism is real. And it’s necessary to talk about, even if it’s not something you think you deal with every day.
To help get the conversation started, here is a free Martin Luther King, Jr. worksheet you can do with your students or children. (Read a copy of his speech here beforehand.) Martin Luther King, Jr. followed in the footsteps of his father, Martin Luther King, Sr., in pressing for civil rights for ALL people. Martin Luther King, Jr. followed the example of his father before him.
We, too, must carry on the torch and impress upon our own children that God made each person in His image. Black, white, purple, poor, rich, American, or Russian. God desires each person to call on the name of Jesus for salvation. He knows no prejudice.
Indeed, if you keep the royal law prescribed in the Scripture, Love your neighbor as yourself, you are doing well. But if you show favoritism, you commit sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.
There is no Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, heirs according to the promise.
Martin Luther King, Jr. in his “I Have a Dream Speech”
“Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.”
Martin Luther King, Jr. – Sunday School Resources
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