Look over the notes from the message.
1. Think about a time when you were treated with prejudice or when others were given preferential treatment over you (i.e. school, work, neighborhood, team). Describe how you felt. 2. Now be very honest. Think of how you have had a prejudiced attitude about someone…or a people group. What has fueled your negative thinking and/or actions toward them? Do you believe your assessment of them is fair? Would you want to be seen that same way? How do you think God feels toward them? 3. Read the parable Jesus told to challenge a prideful and prejudicial attitude in Luke 18:9-14. 4. What is one thing you could do this week to shift your attitude? Additional passages from the Bible we looked at this week: But the LORD said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The LORD doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7 (NLT)
26 For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on the character of Christ, like putting on new clothes. 28 There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:26-28 (NLT)
3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.
Philippians 2:3-4 (NLT)
NLT – New Living Translation