Real Church Part 12 “The Gospel and Racism”

Real Church – Part 12

The Gospel and Racism

How does the gospel of Jesus Christ intersect with different ______________ and _____________ of skin?

Racism will not go away in our ______________ but can it go away in our _________________?

The gospel _______________ or ________________ the issue of race.

Racism was a _________________ for the early church.

Through Acts chapter 9, almost all the followers of Jesus were ________________ or __________________ Jewish.

Peter then goes to preach the Gospel to the _______________.

Acts 10:9-16

Peter’s Vision

About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. 10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. 11 He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. 12 It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles and birds. 13 Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.”

14 “Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.”

15 The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”

16 This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.

Peter returns ______________ to a less than _____________ welcome.

Acts 11:1-3

Peter Explains His Actions

11 The apostles and the believers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him and said, “You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them.”

The early church got it _______________ related to ____________.

Acts 11:17-18

17 So if God gave them the same gift he gave us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could stand in God’s way?”

18 When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, “So then, even to Gentiles God has granted repentance that leads to life.”

Most of the remaining books of the Bible show the gospel going to non-_______________ followers of Jesus.

If the early church got it mostly _____________, how is it that we often get it so _______________?

Racism is the shameful _____________ of sinful  _________.

“I feel you are _______________ to me because you are ______________ than me.”

Does the gospel of Jesus offer a “____________” to racism?

The most effective cure to any disease still have to be _______________ in order to be effective.

How does the gospel help defeat racist tendencies?

  1. The gospel condemns all __________________.

Sin ______________ stains each man and woman.

  1. The gospel saves all ____________________.

Peter knew Jesus _____________ salvation to all.  (vs 43)

Galatians 3:27-29

27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Though Jesus was born in a ____________ part of the world, He is Savior to the ____________ world.

Revelation 7:9-10

The Great Multitude in White Robes

After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10 And they cried out in a loud voice:

“Salvation belongs to our God,
who sits on the throne,
and to the Lamb.”