We're Teaching This:
This week, we're jumping into a series called "How To Neighbor". Throughout the next couple of weeks we're going to look at topics such as Racial Reconciliation, Poverty Alleviation, and Loving the Lonely. Jesus told us that the two greatest commandments are to Love God and Love Others. Sounds like pretty simple stuff, right? Well, not so much...
Although these are incredibly simple and straightforward commands, it can be a struggle figuring out how to practically live by them throughout our day-to-day lives. The purpose of How To Neighbor is to look at what Scripture says about loving our neighbor.
Tonight we'll be looking at the topic of Racial Reconciliation. We'll be looking at the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke Chapter 10. It will challenge us to recognize our prejudices, seek to understand others, and love those who don't look like us.
Bottom Line: Racism is not a skin issue, it's a sin issue.
- How would you define racism?
- Have you seen racism/prejudice at your school or in our neighborhood? How so?
- Have you found yourself (intentionally or unintentionally) having prejudices towards other people who may not look/act like you?
- When was the last time you had a conversation with a person who didn't look like you?
- What was Jesus's answer to the teacher of the law when he asked, "who is my neighbor"? (Luke 10)
- How does his answer change the way you view people who look different than you?
- How can you learn from another person's perspective this week at school?