One Flock, One Shepherd | John 10:14-18
Jevon Washington | November 13, 2016
- What obstacles may lead you—intentionally or unintentionally—to live a segregated life from people of different ethnicities?
- Why can it be so difficult to acknowledge that our country and our churches have a problem when it comes to the issue of race: lack of understanding, disagreement, indifference, or just that we don't think it exists? Other?
- If a Christian brother or sister is a victim of racial injustice, do you see their problem as your problem? Where might you be tempted to avoid or make justifications?
- In Galatians, Paul confronted Peter's racism by saying that he was not acting in line with the gospel. Where do you need to see race as a gospel issue, not merely a civil rights issue?
- How can we grow in loving boldness to confront one another as Christians about the sin of racial prejudice?
- Pray that Sound City would be a church that loves, values, and welcomes people from all nations, tribes, and languages.
- Pray that God would bring healing to our racially hurting and divided nation.
- Attend (in-person or via Facebook live) the Gospel Justice Forum on Monday night.
- Intentionally reach out to someone of a different ethnic or racial background from yourself in order to listen and learn.
- Talk with your community group about any Local Mission Initiatives that you want to engage in together.
For Further Study
- The High Definition Leader: Building Multiethnic Churches in a Multiethnic World by Derwin Gray
- Various articles on Multi-Ethnic Churches from 9 Marks Ministry