- God does not approve of speaking against anyone based on race (v.1-2).
- For what reason did they speak against the leader of their people?
- What damage did we see this week resulting from racial prejudice?
- God clearly punished those who racially rejected authority (v.4-10a).
- Do you think God was justified in punishing Miriam so severely?
- What punishments do we receive when we choose to be racially prejudiced?
- What is wrong with racial prejudice from either side?
- Those guilty of racism need to humbly plea for forgiveness (v. 10b-13).
- Why is racism so serious for a believer? (I John 4:20-21)
- How are we blessed when we humbly ask for forgiveness?
- The shame that follows racism remains even after forgiveness (v.14-16).
- Why would God allow uncleanness to remain on those who are forgiven?
- Why do we need reminders of our sin? (Hebrews 10:3)
- We are called to be racially inclusive (Galatians 3:26-29).
- What attitude toward Christ is displayed by the racially prejudiced?
- How can we learn an appreciation for unity in Christ that will end our prejudice?
Call to Action: To become all things to all men so that we might save some.