Standing up for truth and what is right is not always easy. In this this session, Paul stood his ground for what he knew was right and consistent with the Scriptures. Truth was being compromised and God called him to act.
There have been significant individuals in history that have stood up for what was right. William Wilberforce was an agent of change in England during the slave trading of the 1780s. Watch this brief video concerning his life. If you do not see the video below, click here to watch the clip on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/7889472
For further reading concerning Wilberforce consider looking at the following websites:
- What are things that you know about William Wilberforce?
- What did Wilberforce risk with his opposition to the slave trading?
- Name other individuals that have “Stood Their Ground” for what is right (i.e. Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Gary Haugin – International Justice Mission). What is the impact that has been made by some of these individuals?
- What are areas that you can “Stand Your Ground?” Are there areas that stir you for truth to be known? What are you going to do about it?
A suggested activity outside of this group time – Watch the movie Amazing Grace as a group to better understand the life of William Wilberforce. Discuss the movie after your group has watched it.
This option was written by Mark Whitt. Mark is the Collegiate/Young Adult Specialist and National Collegiate Ministry Leader with LifeWay Christian Resources. Mark spent 17 years working on campuses in Kentucky and Virginia – most recently as campus minister with Baptist Campus Ministry at Murray State University in Murray, KY.