Message Notes

GOD, HELP US UNITE - Week 1 - Racism

“Your Life Matters”



Micah 6:8(CEV)

The Lord has told us what is right and what he demands: see that justice is done, let mercy be your first concern, and humbly obey your God.



The church will defeat racism when the church unites as one body. 




1 Corinthians 12:26a(NIV)

If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; 



Romans 12:15(NIV)

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.



How can we reconcile the hurt and stop the injustice of racism?



- admit racism is real



We can't be part of a solution to a problem we don't acknowledge exists


- listen





Matthew 11:6(ESV) 

And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.”

We can't be part of a solution to a problem we don't acknowledge exists


- pray




2 Chronicles 7:14(NIV) 

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.



John 17:20-21(NIV) 

"My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who believe in me through their message, that all of them might be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe you have sent me.




John 17:23b(NIV)

Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me." 



We can't be part of a solution to a problem we don't acknowledge exists

- love



Proverbs 10:12(NIV)

Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers all wrongs.