Wednesday, July 15, 2020
SUBJECT: IN HIS IMAGE: Decoding Race and Injustice from a Christian Perspective
- Racial terror tends to produce one of the following responses: rage, helplessness and inaction, or temporary action before retracting.
- The first step in the Christian’s response to racism and injustice is a heart check
- Based upon Psalm 137:1-4, what response is being expressed?
- Based upon Job 31:12 and James 1:20, what response is being expressed?
- Based upon Luke 14:28-30, what response is being expressed?
- Healing and Wellness is from God, but requires your participation and cooperation
- “Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart; Test me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me and lead me in the everlasting way” (Psalm 139:23-24, AMP)
- From the text, how does this help or encourage the healing process?
- “Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, And He saved them from their distresses. He sent His word and healed them, And rescued them from their destruction” (Psalm 107:19-20, AMP)
- Describe the healing process in this text.
- Anger is not a sin, but if left unmanaged it can lead to sinful acts.
- Pain is real, and it must be addressed and not suppressed.
- The first step in the Christian’s response to racism and injustice is a heart check.
- Deep, internal work must precede public work in order for lasting change to occur.