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Love Your Neighbor: Race

Sermon Outline

I. Creation: God created one beautifully diverse race.
A. There is one race (Acts 17:26)B. There is one beautifully diverse race -Moses’ wife (Numbers 12:1)-Phinehas (Psalm 106:30, Exodus 6:25)-First foreign convert (Acts 8:27)-Simeon the teacher (Acts 13:1)

II. Fall: Our idolatries destroy God’s creation.
Genesis 4:10, Romans 8:22
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A. Racism in our hearts
1. Enmity (Galatians 5:20)
2. Partiality (James 2:1)
3. Greed
4. Pride

B. Racism in the world
Galatians 1:4, Ephesians 6:12, 1 John 2:15

C. Sins of Omission
Luke 10:31-32, James 4:17

D. The Gospel1 Corinthians 15:20-21, John 14:2-4
1. Regeneration in individual hearts (Titus 3:5)
2. Regeneration in the world to come (Matthew 19:28)

III. Gospel Community: How do we combat racism?
A. We repent of personal greed, enmity, partiality, and pride.

B. We lament injustice

C. We talk with others in humble honesty about past and present injustices.-Recognition-Remorse -Renunciation-Repentance

D. As Christians we live out the unity we have in Christ.
Matthew 12:48, Colossians 3:11, Ephesians 2:14Hebrews 12:24