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Devotional - Sunday, December 24, 2017 358/7


Today's Scripture: "And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him." Acts 8:2

6033. Racism is in the heart not the skin. JG
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See it.

Busting Bias

Live it.

Memphis, Tennessee has been singled out by the nation as being a racist city. One thing that feeds that belief is the recent action of the City Council and Mayor to take down a statue. Confederate officer Bedford Forrest evidently offended some people who believed him to be a racist but in the process have proven themselves guilty.

Most early believers were Jewish, therefore the first church was Hebraic in nature. But moving the message outside of Jerusalem took it to believing Gentiles who were not Jews. To satisfy complaints that the church favored Jewish widows, Stephen, a blend of Greek and Hebrew heritage, was chosen to be a peace-making deacon. But the Jewish religious leaders did not appreciate a Gentile, to preach to them about "their" God. It's sad that people still choose hatred over knowing God's peace.

Pray it.

Thank You, God, that in Christ I have holy blood that conquers hate with love.


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Keywords: Heritage; Bias; Grief

1. One-minute Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight on Scripture.
2. Resources are derived from daily devotions of James R. Green called, Just Thinkin'... (2000-2003), Read the Bible Thru in 365 Days (2004), Pray Thru the Word in 365 Days (2005) and One Minute Devotional (2006-2017)
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