July 19, 2020

Racial Divides

Racial Divides

Introduction: If you carefully study the entire message of the Bible, you will find that God created each person equally. Each person is equally loved and equally valued. God loved the entire world so much, that He gave His Son, the priceless treasure of heaven, to be tortured and crucified so ALL could inherit eternal life in His name. What does the Bible say about racism?

1. What Does the Bible Say About Racism?
“From one man (from one blood) He (God) created all the nations throughout the whole earth.”  Acts 17:26 NLT

“Among the prophets and teachers of the church at Antioch of Syria were Barnabas, Simeon (called “the black man”), Lucius (from Cyrene), Manaen (the childhood companion of King Herod Antipas), and Saul.”  Acts 13:1 NLT

2. What Does That Mean for Us?
“After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes and held palm branches in their hands.”  Revelation 7:9 NLT

Weekly Questions:
1. What is God’s perspective of the status of humans relative to one another when it comes to race/ethnicity or social status?
2. How much do you embrace the value of others in your life? Where do you need God’s help to accept and love those who are different from you?