If you’ve completed the LIFE Lessons Bible Study Series – Discovering My Biblical African Roots Bible Series), I hope you’ve been educated, encouraged and motivated to “live Africa!” If you haven’t, I encourage you to do so.
Many have told me, “This is great! But now what? How exactly do we “live Africa” in times of continued racial tension and unrest, inequalities and injustices? And those are all valid questions. What should we do with all of this newfound information? As descendants of Africa, how do we walk with our heads held a little higher and our chests stuck out a little further? How do we let our natural, God-given talents burst forth? How do we “create and innovate” as we did in the days of old? How do we once again provide safety and refuge to those hurting or lost (Colossians 3:13)? How do we spread the message of redemption and deliverance to a dying world (2 Corinthians 5:20)? How can we be Christ’s true worshippers (John 4:23), repairers of the breach and restorers of the streets (Isaiah 58:12-13)? How do we do all of this while still hurting, catching up and trying to figure it all out?
The goal of this study is to begin answering these questions. The purpose is to examine God’s Word as written through a lens of Biblical justice. And just as important, these lessons are designed to begin a dialogue within our homes, churches, and communities. I don’t have all the answers. Truth be told, I’m still learning and growing myself. But if we come together and talk it out, we can begin the process of healing and reformation.
This series of LIFE Lessons seek to reveal God’s plans and purposes for His Children of African descent. We’ll begin with God’s Word as we explore the concept of Biblical Justice. After reading and reflecting upon God’s Story, I invite you to experience My Story as a reflection of God’s Word and workings in my life. It’s my desire that you get in the Word for yourself and that you then share your amazing story with others.
This activity, Word Analysis of the Concept of Oppression , is designed to support a greater understanding of God’s Word and to provide space for you to receive revelations and insights regarding God’s Word as led by the Holy Spirit. And this activity, Position Statement on Biblical Justice , is designed to support the writing, re-writing and/or sharing of Your Story.
I pray that my journey gives you confidence, joy and inspiration as you come to understand your role, plan and purposes as descendants of Africa. May you stand a little taller and smile more broadly, knowing that you weren’t an afterthought. God had you in mind. And He has always seen us, just as He sees us today!
I pray that My Story, in the light of God’s Story, will be the catalyst to transform Your Story. From my heart to yours,