God knits together into ONE KINGDOM, persons from every TRIBE, LANGUAGE, PEOPLE, and NATION. Watch this message this week as we continue our series, The Religious Roundtable. Listen as guest speaker, Bruxy Cavey looks at Jesus and First Nations. Together we learn that through Jesus different groups become citizens of the same kingdom, one new humanity.Watch The Message
Jesus & First Nations
Speaker: Bruxy Cavey
Date: October 6, 2019
Sermon Credit: The Meeting House, Peace Makers, Restoring + Reconciling, Part 4: Corporate Solidarity (Featuring an interview with Susie Jones on Walpole Island)
1 · The Two Row Wampum
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
~ Jesus: Matthew 7:12
2 · Corporate Responsibility & Repentance
➤ Romans 2:17-24: Corporate Solidarity & Responsibility
➤ Romans 5:12-19: Corporate Solidarity & Salvation
Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.”
~ The Apostle Paul: Galatians 3:8
3 · Living in Light of our Future
Revelation 5:9-10; 7:9-10; 22:1-5
➤ TRIBE: phulé; a clan; people from a shared bloodline; ethnic grouping
➤ LANGUAGE: glossa; tongues; languages and the cultures they shape
➤ PEOPLE: laos; group of people; think about people grouped by gender, age and stage, personality type, preferences, socioeconomic class, etc
➤ NATION: ethnos; race or nationality
1. After reviewing Sunday’s message, talk about what most interested, excited, or perplexed you. Take your time with this. There’s lots to talk about.
Discussing and Learning:
2. Read Revelation 5:9-10; 7:9-10; 22:1-5
a. What verse or idea stands out to you?
b. In Revelation 5, Jesus is the Lion, the Root, and the Lamb. What do each of these symbols say about the One we follow?
c. God knits together into ONE KINGDOM, persons from every TRIBE, LANGUAGE, PEOPLE, and NATION. These different groups become citizens of the same kingdom, one new humanity (Read Ephesians 2:15). Can the Church today become like this, or is this merely a promise for the future? Why or why not?
d. In 22:1-5, God and the Lamb sit together on one throne. What do you think is the significance of that?
e. What do you think the “healing of the nations” looks like in heaven? Can that reality begin now?
f. The text says we will not only serve God, but will “reign” or rule with God for ever and ever. What does this say about who we are and how God interacts with us even now? How can and has this idea been misused by the Church throughout her history?
Making it Real:
3. Read Matthew 7:12. How often are you intentional about practicing the golden rule? In what relationship(s) do you need to cultivate this practice most? What step can you take this week to grow in this? Pray for one another. And remember, your prayers are like incense to God.
1. Learn more about Canada’s past and present relationship with Indigenous peoples at: thecanadianencyclopedia.ca.
2. Practice the basic empathy of the Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12). Take the time to think and feel from the standpoint of others, then act.