Addressing the Issue of Racial Tension

Though it is often overlooked, racial tension is present throughout the book of Acts and had serious implications for the development of the church. This message introduces the issue of racial tension by examining the history of racial tension in the first century church and how it applies in our generation.

The New Testament, Israel, and the Nations

It is a common assumption that the New Testament shifts the focus from Israel to the nations. The New Testament does give a clear directive to take the gospel to the nations and also describes the spread of the gospel among the gentiles. However this Great Commission is not disconnected from God’s promises to Israel.

He is a Real King

Why do the nations rage over Jerusalem? They rage in this present, modern age because of an ancient promise God made. He has given the city to His King. His King is not just a “heavenly” king, He is a real man, a real king.

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