One Flock, One Shepherd | John 10:14-18
Jevon Washington | November 13, 2016

Discussion Questions

  1. What obstacles may lead you—intentionally or unintentionally—to live a segregated life from people of different ethnicities?
  2. 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?
  3. 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?
  4. 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?
  5. How can we grow in loving boldness to confront one another as Christians about the sin of racial prejudice?

Prayer Points

  1. Pray that Sound City would be a church that loves, values, and welcomes people from all nations, tribes, and languages.
  2. Pray that God would bring healing to our racially hurting and divided nation.

Action Steps

  1. Attend (in-person or via Facebook live) the Gospel Justice Forum on Monday night.
  2. Intentionally reach out to someone of a different ethnic or racial background from yourself in order to listen and learn.
  3. Talk with your community group about any Local Mission Initiatives that you want to engage in together.

For Further Study

  1. The High Definition Leader: Building Multiethnic Churches in a Multiethnic World by Derwin Gray
  2. Various articles on Multi-Ethnic Churches from 9 Marks Ministry