What a beautiful Sabbath School Bible Study again this week! The universality of the gospel!
Discussion question: “What is the cultural, social, and political context in which you live that breeds the kind of ethnic tension that Christians are not supposed to harbor? In other words, when we need to, how can we all as Christians rise above our culture and background?”
Wow! Remember, the Sabbath School Bible studies were not prepared just yesterday, or just a few weeks ago… I am thanking God once again today, for Christian authors who are led by the Holy Spirit way ahead of time, to bring us timely instruction.
Peter was taught, and learnt his lesson well…the real lesson as a gospel worker…clean or unclean… (Galatians 3:28 – There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus).
“Read Titus 2:11, Galatians 3:26-28 and Ephesians 2:11-19. What do these texts tell us about the universality of the gospel message? What should they tell us about how wrong it is for Christians to harbor prejudice against any group based on ethnicity?”
Gospel Workers – Our Attitude in Regard to Politics p. 392: We are not to compromise principle by yielding to the opinions and prejudices which we may have encouraged before we united with God’s commandment-keeping people. We have enlisted in the army of the Lord, and we are not to fight on the enemy’s side, but on the side of Christ, where we can be a united whole, in sentiment, in action, in spirit, in fellowship. Those who are Christians indeed will be branches of the true vine, and will bear the same fruit as the vine. They will act in harmony, in Christian fellowship. They will not wear political badges, but the badge of Christ.
Prayer for myself: Philippians 2:5 – Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.