Small Group Questions – Australians Together Part 1

Spend a few minutes asking your group to prepare themselves with an attitude to listen, putting aside preconceived ideas and opening their hearts to hear. Encourage them to take on a posture of listening even if they have previous experiences or opinions. We suggest you spend a few minutes in prayer before and after your time together.

1. Watch Biblical Reflection

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2. As a group, read Acts 10

3. As a group, discuss the following:

In his reflections on Acts 10 Karl explains why there was such a huge gulf between Peter and Cornelius.
Why do we sometimes find it difficult to understand and appreciate people who seem very different from us?

What do you think are the key factors that contribute to the current gulf that exists between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Christians in Australia today?

What do we learn from Acts 10 that teaches us what is needed to overcome these barriers of difference?

What do think might happen in Australian churches and society if these barriers were completely dismantled and Indigenous and non-Indigenous Christians became known by our deep love for one another (John 13:35)?

Further scripture reference:
Luke 19:1-10 “Story of Zaccheaus”
John 4 “Story of the Samaritan Woman”
John 13:35 “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Pray
Conclude with prayer for each other…

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If you missed church and you would like to catch up then…

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