“The local church is God’s designated context for the multiethnic values of His Kingdom to be put on display.”

What does the Bible tell us about race and ethnicity? There is perhaps no more controversial and divisive topic in America today. This sermon explores how the foundational truth of the Imago Dei speaks to contemporary issues of racism and ethnic division, and how the church is called to be a countercultural community reflecting the multi-ethnic people of God.

Application Questions

1. How does God’s promise to Abraham in Genesis 12 tell us about God’s ultimate plan of redemption for all peoples? How is this reflected in Revelation 7:9?

2. What is the difference between race and ethnicity, and why is it so important?

3. How in your life can you stop being a wall to other ethnicities, and function as a bridge?

Matt Kleinhans

Matt serves Cornerstone by overseeing Family Ministries.

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