The Life of A True Pacesetter: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Posted on Jan 16, 2020

The Life of A True Pacesetter: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This month, at our Seven Virtues of Manhood Breakfast, we talked about what it means to be a Pacesetter. We said Pacesetters are driven by values, not by their own ambitions or desires. True Pacesetters see the world as God sees it. Pacesetters see what should be rather than what is. They know God made all humans in his image. Pacesetters are not deterred by false barriers or excuses about why something can’t be done. Pacesetters fight for what God calls them to do—no matter what opposition stands before them.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was that kind of man — a true Pacesetter. He believed all men and women are created by God and in the image of God, and he believed that standing up for the oppressed and marginalized was worth dying for.


VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
The True Friend

Stands Up, Stands By

● Sticks with a friend through thick and thin
● Speaks honestly and kindly
● Is trustworthy
● Holds his friends accountable
● Stands by his friends
● Stands up for his fiends
● Tough enough to be kind

Key Verse: “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” - John 15:12

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