One New Man
The 50th anniversary of King’s tragic death marks an opportunity for Christians to reflect on the state of racial unity in the culture and in the church. Indeed much progress has been made and yet, we have so far to go. Racial reconciliation and racial harmony are necessary fruit of the gospel. We are called as a church to be a visible congregation, indeed family and body of Christ living in racial harmony at the center of the city. As believers in Christ we are called to ethnic, racial unity and we are equipped by God for unity. Jesus Christ has torn down the wall of hostility between us and made us one new race, citizens of Heaven, the household of God.
- For the Christian, where is our identity found? And what results if our identity is primarily grounded in anything else?
- What is the danger of thinking racial harmony and race relations are purely a social issue and not a gospel issue?
- Describe the unity we share through the gospel. See also Ephesians 4:1-6.
- How can you and your household pursue racial harmony? Our church?
- Ephesians 2 says we-people of different races- are made into one new man through Jesus. But we often don’t think or feel this way. What are obstacles in you to living out this reality?