10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
24 “Truly I tell you,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown. 25 I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land. 26 Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon. 27 And there were many in Israel with leprosy in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed—only Naaman the Syrian.”
28 All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this.
- What does this passage say?
- What conclusions can you draw from this passage?
- Read Luke 4:28. What was the cause of the “rage” in this verse?
- How do these two passages relate to each other?
- How do you know that Jesus cares about “race” relationships just using these two verses?
- What things do we need to learn (or relearn) to undo the damage, the lies, we believe about people who are different than us?
- What would the world look like if everyone found freedom from the hatred and rejection of other people that God loves?