Why Talk About Race?
Because the Spirit is Leading
August 22/23, 2020
I will pour out my Spirit on All people…and EVERYONE who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. (Joel 2:28,32)
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. (Acts 1:8)
Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?” (Acts 2:12)
Therefore, let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah. (Acts 2:36)
When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” (Acts 2:37)
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“It is grace, nothing but grace, that we are allowed to live in community with our Christian brothers and sisters.”—Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. (Ephesians 4:3-6)
Prayer this week: “Dear Lord, what does this message mean for me and what shall I do?
Small Group Questions
1. What is Pentecost?
a. Acts 2:1-47
2. Why is Pentecost important for the believer today?
3. Which of the two do you have an easier time doing, loving God (vertical) or loving others (horizontal) and why?
4. What is it that you need to ask the Holy Spirit to help you with in this conversation of race?
5. There is power when the Holy Spirit calls us to repentance. As you feel comfortable sharing, what is something God’s called you to repent from lately?