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A. The #1 Problem in the Church B. “Not Our People” C. Everyone Loves a Birth D. When Elizabeth Meets Mary E. Principles of the Kingdom F. Urban Church Principles. A. #1 Problem in the Church. Gentiles. Jews. Ethnic Barrier.

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A. The #1 Problem in the Church

B. “Not Our People”

C. Everyone Loves a Birth

D. When Elizabeth Meets Mary

E. Principles of the Kingdom

F. Urban Church Principles

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A. #1 Problem in the Church

Gentiles

Jews

Ethnic Barrier

Ephesians 2:14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility.

Acts 15—The major church council in the NT

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A. #1 Problem in the Church

“Natives”

Anglo Americans

Central Thai

Togalog

Jakarta

“Non-Natives”

Mexicans

Karen

Visayan

Timor

Ethnic and Cultural Barrier

Ethnicity is inherited, biological traits.

Culture is learned, sociological behavior.

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A. #1 Problem in the Church

How did God solve this problem in the New Testament?

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C. Everyone Loves a Birth

Luke 1:5 “In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron.”

Luke 1:6 “Both of them were upright in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commandments and regulations blamelessly.”

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C. Everyone Loves a Birth

Luke 1:7 “But they had no children, because Elizabeth was barren; and they were both well along in years.”

An Echo of Abraham and Sarah

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C. Everyone Loves a Birth

Zechariah Elizabeth

Pentecost

and

Peter/Paul

Abraham

and

Sarah

Joseph

Mary

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C. Everyone Loves a Birth

Luke 1:34-35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.

Luke 1:36-37 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. 37 For nothing is impossible with God.”

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D. Elizabeth Meets Mary

Luke 1:41 “When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.”

Luke 1:43 “But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?”

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D. Elizabeth Meets Mary

Shall we treat the people who are different than us as trouble or treasure?

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E. Principles of the Kingdom

Matthew 5:43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’

Matthew 5:44 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Matthew 5:45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

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E. Principles of the Kingdom

Matthew 5:46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?

Matthew 5:47 And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?

Matthew 5:48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

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E. Principles of the Kingdom

Get in your groups and share how the Holy Spirit could help bring the groups in your church together.

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F. Urban Church Principles

1. The church should be as diverse as the city it serves.

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F. Urban Church Principles

2. Ethnic churches serve a purpose as long as there are new immigrants into the area.

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F. Urban Church Principles

3. Native churches are harder to grow but should not be swallowed up by the ethnic movements.

The Pasadena SDA Church

London

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Thailand

Ethnicity

Culture

Church

Parents

Thai

Thai

Thai

Children

Thai

Thai

Thai

America

Parents

Thai

Thai

Thai

Children

Thai

American

American

F. Urban Church Principles

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F. Urban Church Principles

Get in your groups and share how culture, ethnic and generational issues have affected your church.