Dr. Mika Edmondson is an expert and author on the suffering of Martin Luther King. We caught up with him in Memphis to talk about how to walk alongside those who are suffering, even when it’s hard for us to understand their pain.
We were in Memphis to honor MLK, and we had the unbelievable experience to get to spend over an hour with Dr. Perkins. He invited us into his hotel room to talk. When we arrived, he was chillin' out reading the newspaper and looking dapper as usual. It was the day of the release of his final book, One Blood, and he was generous enough to answer some questions we had about experiencing the abundant life. Soak up all you can from JP, as his family affectionately calls him. In a world of selfishness, this kind of wisdom is rare.
This week we head to Memphis to spend some time with Dr. John M Perkins and stand in the place where Dr. Martin Luther King spent his last few hours. While in Memphis we went on a journey to find the people who knew Dr. King and talk to them about chasing down the abundant life in the midst of the racial tension of the past and present.
Do you have a spidey-sense that flairs up anytime someone tells you that they have heard directly from God? Many people struggle with understanding how to hear from God. Does God really speak to us today? And if so, how can you tell the difference between if it is just your own thoughts or if God is really speaking to you? Explore the resources and means for getting clarity about when God is speaking to you and how He does it.
How does God use us to speak blessings into the lives of other people? Learn how to hear God's voice on behalf of other people as we join Chad on campus at UCF. We draw on Chad's experience of being intentional in conversations to learn how we can bless the people around us during the day. What are the right things to say? What questions should I ask to show that God cares for people? If Evangelism is bringing good news to people and God wants us to use us to speak His message, then let's learn together how to share specific blessings into the lives of others.
If you've ever struggled to hear from God, or if you aren't sure that God really talks with us, we created this discussion with you in mind. A lot of times Christians can go through seasons where we don't really know how to differentiate from God's voice and the other voices around us. Was that God's voice I just heard, or was it just my imagination?