Bible Study

Some Biblical Passages for Individual or Group Study on Anti-Racism

(What do these passages say about how our Triune God does and His people can regard and act toward other humans?)

  1. Genesis 1:26-31 Humans are created in God’s image
  2. Ephesians 4:4-7 One body, Spirit, Lord, faith, baptism, God, Father of all
  3. Galatians 3:27-28 No longer Jew, Greek, slave, free, male, female but one in Christ
  4. Revelation 7:9-17 Vision of people of every tribe and nation before God’s throne
  5. Ephesians 2:11-22 Christ has broken down the walls of hostility and given us a new identity
  6. Colossians 3:9-11 Put off old, put on new, Christ in all
  7. Micah 6:8-9 Do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with your God
  8. Amos 5:21-24 Let justice roll down like waters
  9. Luke 4:16-20 Jesus’ mission statement which we can reflect
  10. Matthew 15:21-39cJesus’ compassion for the outsiders and those in need
  11. John 4 Jesus crosses barriers in His actions toward a Samaritan woman and a royal official

(To use as a group study, ask people to pair up and discuss what God is saying to them from these passages and also their potential response and action. Then share the results with the larger group.)