MISSIONAL COMMUNITY QUESTIONS
1. Pray and re-read Matthew 15:21-39.(If possible listen to the sermon again)
2. In looking over your notes from Sunday, what was the most important truth from God's Word? Was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?
3. How does this story inform us about God’s character? What does he reveal to us about his character in Matthew 15?
4.Read 2 Corinthians 5:11-21. What are some practical ways in which we can be agents of reconciliation in our current context?
5. How does Galatians 4:6-7 and Romans 8:14-17 apply to our sermon text?
6. How can we begin to see ourselves less and less identified by who the world (skin color, citizenship, econmoics, body image, etc) says we are and more so by who the Word says we are?
7. The comment was made towards the end of the sermon that we should intentionally try to foster friendships with people of color but NOT as projects or assignments.
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How can we make this a reality in our church and in our individual lives? Write down three names that come to mind that you can be more intentional about fostering a discussion and relationship.
8. A professor at Rice University teaches a class on cultural studies. One of the assignments he gives to his white students is for 3 days whenever they are talking to anyone about anyone who is white that they use the adjective white (i.e. my white roommate, my white husband, my white friend, etc.) I am not asking you to carry out this assignment. However, I am asking you to simply try to be aware and consider how quickly that would become awkward and how this can now inform us and spur us on to be more gospel driven in our interactions with others.