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Understanding others’ cultures


Tabitha Morales Growing and understanding His design and His plan for redemption will enable us to cross cultures more effectively with the Gospel. For our final week of Summer Connect, Tabitha Morales unpacks what it looks like us for to behold others.
 
Passage | Acts 17:26-27

Acts 17:26-27 ESV

[26] And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, [27] that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us,


 

Discussion Questions
  • Who do you have an opportunity to cross cultures with?
 Who do you tend to try and avoid?


  • What makes the difference in who you are willing to engage with versus those you would rather avoid?


Read Acts 17:26-27

Paul is preaching before an assembly of thinkers in Athens and is building a bridge to share the message of Jesus.

  • In verse 26 what do we learn about the nature of humanity?

  • In verse 27 what do we learn about the purpose of humanity? The nature of God?
 Think about your culture and other cultures you have interacted with.

  • What is something beautiful about your culture that brings glory to God?

  • What is something beautiful about a different culture that you have experienced that brings glory to God?


  • How have others disparaged your culture? What were they missing or misunderstanding?


  • How have you disparaged others’ culture? What might you have been missing or misunderstanding?


Look at the last 10-20 messages on your phone.

  • How many are like you? In what ways are they like you?


  • How many are different from you? In what ways are they different?


  • How does that demonstrate the opportunities you have or don’t have to cross cultures?

Brainstorm ideas you can each take to cross cultures more often. Consider things you can read, people you can talk with, ways you can serve, etc.

Pray together that God would give you a heart that desires to cross cultures and to see the beauty in other cultures that can bring glory to God.



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