Session 4: Us vs. Them
Time: Each session is designed to be 45-60 minutes.
Supplies: Notebook, pencil/pen, technology to watch the videos
Key learnings for this session:
- Revelation is progressive and there are more perspectives than our cultural narrative.
- We need to know who we are and who we are not.
- God wants to teach us how to know each other.
- The work of the Spirit models mutual transformation and conversation.
- Difference is not about being better than or less than.
- God does not practice favoritism.
Observations to highlight:
Making a personal connection: Which of these do you most identify with as part of a personal journey of growth and change?
- We do not often understand or change the first time.
- It took God showing Peter a vision three times before he could accept the invitation to participate in modeling difference. Peter’s mind needed transformation.
- Look, listen and engage with the invitation to be in a relationship and community with those whom you previously did not know how to connect.
- We are challenged by difference.
- Take notice of the opportunities to expand faith and trust.
- God does not show favoritism but accepts every nation.
Opportunities to present:
- To be transformed.
- To engage with a new understanding of community “we, our, us” (Korean word Woori).
- To discover new ways of being a church together.
- To experience new learning and revelation.
- To expand our vision to see the different ways God is at work among us and in us.
- To welcome new relationships and communities.
Based on Psalms 133:1
“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!”
Lord, deepen my understanding.
Help me to hold truth within my heart, desiring what is pleasant.
I want to discover and be a part of what you are doing to unify your church.
View “Us vs. Them” Video Sermonette by Sue Park-Hur. (9 minutes – Link)