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Love Your Neighbor

There is no doubt that our nation is in turmoil. With grief and anguish being expressed in many ways from recent events, it’s hard to know what steps to take to begin to heal these wounds.

We’re a family of different backgrounds, skin tones, and lineages, and that’s by God’s design. Let’s make every effort to love and understand each other better. Conversations about race and justice aren’t easy, but we believe that this is the right time to have these conversations.

We’ll regularly update this page with the resources that have been helpful for our staff and leadership. Join us in prayer that the Church will lead the effort to begin healing our nation, and look for ways that you can LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR on a daily basis.

1. Sermon On Scripture's View of Race - Vodie Baucham - Irreconcilable Views of Reconciliation

This is a sermon by Pastor Vodie Baucham on the Biblical View on Race.  This is one of the best treatments on this subject.  We highly encourage all to take time and watch! 

2. Children's Book - God's Very Good Idea

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God’s very good idea is to have lots of different people enjoying loving him and loving each other. This stunningly illustrated journey from the garden of Eden to God’s heavenly throne room shows how despite our sinfulness, everyone can be a part of God's very good idea through the saving work of Christ.

This book will help children see how people from all ethnic and social backgrounds are valuable to God and how Jesus came to rescue all kinds of people. It will also excite them about being part of church.

3. Book - Bloodlines - John Piper

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In a world where racism is far from dead, is unity amidst diversities even remotely possible?

Sharing from his own experiences growing up in the segregated South, pastor John Piper thoughtfully exposes the unremitting problem of racism. Instead of turning finally to organizations, education, famous personalities, or government programs to address racial strife, Piper reveals the definitive source of hope―teaching how the good news about Jesus Christ actively undermines the sins that feed racial strife, and leads to a many-colored and many-cultured kingdom of God.

Learn to pursue ethnic harmony from a biblical perspective, and to relate to real people different from yourself, as you take part in the bloodline of Jesus that is comprised of “every tongue, tribe, and nation.”

4. Helpful Blogposts / Articles 

a. Don't Take The Bait - Living Life Fellowship

b. Racism and Retaliation - The Ugly Nature of Sin - Bob Russell Ministries

5. Helpful Blogposts / Articles 

a. Georgia Baptist Mission Board Statement on Racial Injustice

b. Southern Baptist Statement on death of George Floyd

6. Prayers

a. Prayer for Racial Reconciliation