Trust Building with Ethnic Strangers

May 3, 2020    Reverend James P. Broughton, III    Sermon Series: "Beyond Colorblind"; Scriptures: Acts 10:17-35; James 1:13

Trusting Jesus builds capacity to trust others. For God to use us effectively in His purposes, He must break us of our prejudices and remove the enmity of diversity! In Acts 10, we meet Cornelius and Peter--ethnic strangers who have two different ethnic and religious viewpoints—each stands over against the other. Their meeting is challenging and overcoming the social hierarchies that has shaped their existence. The principal struggle in Acts 10 is the breaking down of Peter’s racial intolerance for the ethnic stranger. We need skills and the right temperament to live in a multiethnic community.