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How do you define "we"?

Key Points:

  • When it comes to issues of racial tension, people tend to respond along partisan lines. How would one’s “chosen group” navigate the issue?
  • If we are Christians, we cannot be defined along national or political lines. Rather, the word of God and our relationship with Jesus Christ define us and inform our beliefs and choices. We hold to a biblical worldview.
  • The Christian Church is mult-ethnic and multi-generational.
  • Jesus left privilege to lean in to the suffering of humanity.
  • Christian leaders must address – biblically – the crises and issues of our day.

Quote This:

Acts 10:28  Peter told them, “You know it is against our laws for a Jewish man to enter a Gentile home like this or to associate with you. But God has shown me that I should no longer think of anyone as impure or unclean.”

See Also: Diversity

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Have you noticed that people often tend to respond along partisan lines when it comes to addressing moral and ethical questions of our day? Explain.
  3. Why is it important for Christians not to define themselves along national or political lines?
  4. How can we allow the Gospel and a biblical worldview to define us?
  5. Read Acts 10:28. How should God’s vision for the Christian Church – a multi-ethnic, multi-generational entity – affect the way we do ministry and leadership in our communities?
  6. How can we biblically address the crises and issues of our day?
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.