By Dan Lentz
1. Distribute sheets of paper and ask group members to draw a series of stick figures representing the various people groups they routinely come in contact with (children, the elderly, Caucasian, Hispanic, wealthy, poor, and so on). Then ask group members to show and explain their papers to the rest of the group. Have each group member also state, in his or her opinion, which people groups experience the most prejudice from others.
Read John 4:7-15, 21-30.
2. The Jews and Samaritans had a long history of prejudice against each other. How would you describe that prejudice based on these verses?
3. Can you see any evidence of prejudice in your own family history?
4. What proactive step can you take to break down walls of prejudice you may need to overcome?
5. Pray for unity and healing within the body of Christ between various people groups.
Dan Lentz works for the Small Group Network in Whitestown, Indiana.