RACISM AND THE GOSPEL
The Problem is Clear
The recent events in our nations history have made one thing clear: we are not as far along as we had hoped. News cycles, twitter feeds, facebook timelines have been filled with commentary about race. Some of it has been helpful, much of it has not. One thing is clear: we remain divided by race. While progress has been made, their is much work to be done. How should we address this complex issue? We don’t pretend to have all the answers, but we are convinced that no lasting and real solution will be found apart from God’s help and gospel-transformation.
Where Do We Go From Here?
Martin Luther King Day is a day set aside to seek reconciliation, and we are planning to gather with other area churches for a night of prayer on Monday, January 19th (Martin Luther King Day) at 6:45 pm. We will gather at Frontline Church’s downtown campus at 1104 N. Robinson Ave. OKC, OK 73103 (Map).
We want to acknowledge that racism is real: in our world, in our nation, in our cities, in our churches, and in our hearts. We want to see our sin more clearly, repent more deeply, and pray more fervently. Dr. King’s sad and accurate assessment was that “Sunday morning is the most segregated hour of Christian America.” We are not OK with this ongoing reality. We are hopeful that God is leading his Church to rise up and engage our world to bring about real change. You are invited to join us on this night with our community, asking God to bring about reconciliation in his children through the reconciling work of Jesus’ cross.