1) My background and calling
2) Vision for the Indigenous
3) Obstacles the Church must face?
4) Can culture save the people?
: My hope for this is that as you hear my testimony, my personal calling to ministry, my beliefs about who God is, and the vision that Alice Springs CFC has for the Indigenous people, you will start to get an understanding of Indigenous people in general, and begin to see the vision of how you can minister to the Indigenous in your own area.
This is part 4.
Jesus is counter-cultural. He counters ALL cultures because all cultures are affected by sin (though sin outworks itself differently in each one).
For instance, it’s not just some of the aspects of Aboriginal culture that is wrong; it’s also the sin of greed within the western world that Jesus wouldn’t be happy with either. Money isn’t bad but the love and (maybe for the church) the waste of money is bad
So we have to let it be known that Jesus is his own man, He is God, fits nobody’s agenda but His own. He doesn’t conform to anyone’s culture, but we conform to Him. That’s what Christianity has always been about!