Session 6: All One in Christ Jesus
“Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise” (Galatians 3:23-29).
The goal of this session is to evaluate the unifying nature of the Gospel over and against racism and cultural division. This session is aimed at helping the congregation think about the rituals and dispositions that are often unspoken and implied that lead to division and partiality.