BE THE CHURCH Part 5: How The Early Church Overcame Racism
June 7, 2020
1. God Shows No Partiality.
“made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth” (Acts 17:26)
“Truly I understand that God shows no partiality” (Acts 10:34)
“God shows no partiality” (Romans 2:11)
2. Speak out about prejudice
If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, 18 do not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches.
“I had to oppose him to his face, for what he did was very wrong” (Galatians 2:11, NLT).
3. Examine your own heart for traces of prejudice.
You shall not murder, 22 But I tell you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Ephesians 1:18-19 New International Version (NIV)
18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe.