AWAKE: The Gospel and Race (2.4.19 - REPOST)
THIS WEEK: The battle for racial equity has been a hot topic in the culture dominating social media, news outlets, and conversations in America. In the midst of the tension, the church has often been silent, moderate, and complicit as marginalized people groups are under-resourced, forgotten, and mistreated. Additionally, the white church can (and usually does) avoid the topic of the Gospel and Race but this must change.
If the church is a people who represent the Kingdom of Heaven, and wielding the good news of the Gospel, it should be driven and compelled to fight for racial justice in all its forms. The church is overdue for action and must become awake, impassioned, and engaged in the efforts to see racial justice in America.
FULL SERMON: AWAKE Pt. 1
SCRIPTURE: 2 Cor. 5:14-21; Rev. 21:1-6
Can We Handle the Truth About Racism and the Church Article by Kathryn Freeman (on Jemar Tisby’s new book The Color of Compromise)
Western Captivity of the Church Interview with Soong-Chan Rah (8mins)
Racism and Corporate Evil: A White Guys Perspective video by Tim Keller (26mins)
White Awake by Daniel Hill (Pastor Erik mentioned it in the service)
LISTEN: Spotify Playlist
How has Western Individualism affected our view of sin, salvation, and the Gospel?
What is the Gospel story and how does it connect to the ministry of reconciliation? How is this different than what you have been taught?
How does the Gospel compel us to engage the fight for racial justice in America?
How is God telling you to get involved and engaged? Ask your House Church or Transformation Group to keep you accountable to following through.
* Sermon Sources taken from White Awake by Daniel Hill