Untouchables – A Biblical Perspective on Four Cultural Hot Issues – Critical Race Theory (week 4)
Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!
Before we jump into our study, let’s take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:
– Movement towards Each Other
– Movement towards God
– Movement towards our Community
Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.
CURRENT SERIES: Untouchables – A Biblical Perspective on Four Cultural Hot Issues
In our Cancel Culture environment today, there is fierce opposition against any stance that is in defiance of what is viewed as acceptable norms in our godless society. However, scripture is clear that followers of Jesus do not live by the standards of this world. (1 Cor. 10:2) In light of this truth, we will look at four hot button issues from a Biblical perspective and worldview.
**OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL SESSIONS WE WILL BE DISCUSSING SEVERAL TOPICS THAT MAY HAVE VARYING OPINIONS. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL IN YOUR DISCUSSION, YOU MAY NOT KNOW EVERYONE’S STORY. REGARDLESS OF OPINIONS, THE BIBLE IS THE FINAL AUTHORITY. GRACE AND TRUTH. GRACE AND TRUTH.**
Last Week: Are there things about you that you think God screwed up? How can you be more appreciative of the way God made you?
Two Weeks Ago: Have you judge some sins differently than others? What can you do differently to change that in your life? How can you show God’s love for people who may view the world differently than you?
“There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—” Ephesians 4:4
Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What is your favorite ethnic food?
Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What is a talent that you possess?
What is a talent you wish you had?
Does your talent make you better or worse than other people? Why?
How old were you when you realized there were people who looked different (race) than you?
Do you have any friends who are a different race than you?
What makes you different?
What makes you the same?
Is there one race better than every other? How do you know?
How would you define the term “racism”?
Read Matthew 22:37-39
What does it mean to love God?
What does it mean to love your neighbor?
Who is your neighbor?
What if your “neighbor” is a different race?
Why do you think Jesus didn’t define “neighbor”?
Read Matthew 5:43-44
What does it mean to love your enemy?
What if they don’t treat you well?
Read Ephesians 4:1-6
As a follower of Christ, what does it mean to “maintain the unity of the Spirit”?
How should we react when we observe someone treating someone else poorly based on their race?
Read Galatians 3:28
What does it mean to be “one” in Christ?
Why is that important?
How does that apply to race?
Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
What can you do this week to be appreciative of those around you?
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