Lombard Bible Church
Diversity – Dealing With Our Racial & Tribal Divisions
July 18, 2021

Diversity – Dealing With Our Racial & Tribal Divisions

July 18, 2021

Sermon Series: Diversity

Message 2 – Dealing With Our Racial & Tribal Divisions

July 18, 2021

Pastor Joseph Onesimus, Chicago Swahili Chapel

Lombard Bible Church

John 17:11-21

 

Message Summary:  Celebrating our oneness, uniqueness, and being servants of redemptive reconciliation.

  1. How do the “brokenness of our hearts and our relationships hold us back from taking part in an authentic and loving relationship with our Lord and with each other? 
  2. Does the church perceive the issue of racial/tribal divisions as a sin and if so how can we begin to listen to the spirit of God?
  3. Read Jeremiah 2:12-14. In what ways are we building structures in our culture that are symbolic of “broken cisterns that are leaking” 
    1. Do you see the Lord speaking to us like Jeremiah? Is this the time to break down our barriers and begin a journey of redemptive reconciliation with each other and to live with each other as a community that belongs to Christ?
    2. How do you envision that reconciliation to look like in your own families and here in Chicago?
  4. As a church of Christ, we are called to love and to reconcile people from all boundaries and people from all cultures and nations.  How are we proactively and internationally obeying this command at Lombard Bible Church? (John 13:34-35)
  5. Do you agree with Billy Graham when he says “The greatest social problem of our culture today is racism and tribalism?” If so, how can we begin to address this great concern from the local level? (https://billygrahamlibrary.org/billy-graham-racism/)
  6. From our text, this morning in John 17:11-21, What hope does the evangelical church have to offer to the world amid racial tensions and tribal divisions? What new methods does the “evangelical church” need to adapt or change in our evangelistic and missionary effort? 
  7. Do you think we like Nehemiah we need to confess the sins of our past and provide recognition and repentance before racial and redemptive healing can take place? How do you envision that process to look like from a personal, and a corporate level?

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