Have you ever wondered what God thinks about the church being the most segregated of all communities? In this study we will take a look at the cultural history and diversity of the New Testament church as we seek to integrate all peoples and nations into the church of Jesus Christ. How would true integration affect the life of the church as a whole if we dared to take the challenge? Are we truly prepared for what would come next? These are some of the questions we will discuss in this Bible study, as we read how four pastors from the Latino, Asian, black, and white communities respond to the book, United by Faith, that calls for pursuing multiracial churches as the biblical pattern.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 133; Isaiah 56:3–8; Mark 11:15–17; Acts 2:7–11, 43–47; 4:33; 10:22–48; 11:1, 18
• Identify the Current Issue
• Discover the Eternal Principles
—Teaching point one: Racial unity is a deliberate part of God's plan for his church.
—Teaching point two: No matter what our differences are, we are one in God's house because the blood of Christ unites us.
—Teaching point three: Racial unity is demonstrated when we lay down our power and share in all things.
—Teaching point four: A multiracial church witnesses to the world by demonstrating unity.
• Apply Your Findings
• Recommended Resources
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
• "Harder than Anyone Can Imagine," a forum with four pastors.
Total number of pages—13