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Pursuing Racial Justice: How the Gospel Confronts America’s Original Sin

America has a long history of racism—beginning with the near extermination of one race and the enslavement of another. And unfortunately, America’s “original sin” isn’t a thing of the past, as we continue to see racist acts of violence, police brutality, the rise of white supremacy groups, mass incarceration, and broken systems that disadvantage and harm minorities. As Christians, we want to ask questions like, “What does the Gospel have to say about this? What should Christians do in response to racial injustice?” Join us for a 4-week series that calls us to follow Jesus in solidarity with the vulnerable and testify to God’s reconciling love in the world.

Sermon Series: Pursuing Racial Justice
Sermon Title:
Racial Justice & the Gospel of the Jewish Jesus
Scripture Reading:
Mark 15:26; Luke 4:14-21; 10:25-37; John 4:1-26; Galatians 3:28

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Jesus, our Lord and Savior, was a Jew. He was not white. Jesus was from a minority ethnic group who had a long history of slavery, exile, and oppression. And that oppression continued with the Roman Empire in the first century. Therefore, it’s important to hear how the “good news” of Jesus is not just about the forgiveness of sins and inward spiritual change, it’s also about justice and setting the captives free. Listen as Pastor David shares how racial justice is rooted in the gospel that Christ proclaimed, and how we too must pursue it together as a church.

Worship Resources:
sermon video (mp4)
sermon slides
January 10 Worship Liturgy
small group discussion questions
Zoom LC with Hank Johnson

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