Lesson 1: Teacher's Notes

Friday, July 1, 2016

Lesson One: Crossing barriers

Objective: To explore the barrier-crossing impulse of the gospel, and reflect on its implications for followers of Jesus in a nation at war. 

Opening exercise: Invite people to turn to their neighbor (groups of 2 or 3), and discuss the following questions:

  1. What community or group do you identify with most strongly?

  2. Describe a person you would feel uncomfortable sitting beside on an airplane … in the pew on Sunday morning.

Invite the groups to share their answers with the whole group. Take note of the strong identity markers and the barriers that are offered. Are they religious, racial, ethnic, gender or politically based? Note the commonalities and differences. What is the source of the discomfort?

 

 

 

 

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