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SERIES: Dance to the Music

Matthew 4:19 NTL
Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!”

Luke 10:30-37 NLT
30      Jesus replied with a story: “A Jewish man was traveling on a trip from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he was attacked by bandits. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him up, and left him half dead beside the road.
31      “By chance a priest came along. But when he saw the man lying there, he crossed to the other side of the road and passed him by.
32      A Temple assistant walked over and looked at him lying there, but he also passed by on the other side.
33      “Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt compassion for him.
34      Going over to him, the Samaritan soothed his wounds with olive oil and wine and bandaged them. Then he put the man on his own donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him.
35      The next day he handed the innkeeper two silver coins, telling him, ‘Take care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, I’ll pay you the next time I’m here.’
36      “Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus asked.
37      The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy.” Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.”

Acts 2:1-6 NLT
1       On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place.
2       Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting.
3       Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them.
4       And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.
5       At that time there were devout Jews from every nation living in Jerusalem.
6       When they heard the loud noise, everyone came running, and they were bewildered to hear their own languages being spoken by the believers.

1 Corinthians 9:19-23 NLT
19      Even though I am a free man with no master, I have become a slave to all people to bring many to Christ.
20      When I was with the Jews, I lived like a Jew to bring the Jews to Christ. When I was with those who follow the Jewish law, I too lived under that law. Even though I am not subject to the law, I did this so I could bring to Christ those who are under the law.
21      When I am with the Gentiles who do not follow the Jewish law, I too live apart from that law so I can bring them to Christ. But I do not ignore the law of God; I obey the law of Christ.
22      When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some.
23      I do everything to spread the Good News and share in its blessings.

Galatians 2:11-14 NLT
11      But when Peter came to Antioch, I had to oppose him to his face, for what he did was very wrong.
12      When he first arrived, he ate with the Gentile Christians, who were not circumcised. But afterward, when some friends of James came, Peter wouldn’t eat with the Gentiles anymore. He was afraid of criticism from these people who insisted on the necessity of circumcision.
13      As a result, other Jewish Christians followed Peter’s hypocrisy, and even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy.
14      When I saw that they were not following the truth of the gospel message, I said to Peter in front of all the others, “Since you, a Jew by birth, have discarded the Jewish laws and are living like a Gentile, why are you now trying to make these Gentiles follow the Jewish traditions?

Matthew 9:11-13 NLT
11      But when the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with such scum?”
12      When Jesus heard this, he said, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do.”
13      Then he added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”

I.      Hip Hop REFLECTS Black urban reality

•       INTEGRATION
•       INNOVATION
•       INTERNATIONALIZATION
•       IMMIGRATION
•       ISOLATION
•       INVALIDATION
•       ILLEGALIZATION
•       INCULTURATION

Hip Hop culture is a SUBCULTURE that REJECTS dominant culture by creating its own norms, values and beliefs that is expressed in rap, turn tables, beats, graffiti, dance, clothing, emcees, language, fashions and hair styles.

•       IN-VIOLATION
•       INSURRECTION

II.     Hip Hop REJECTS middle class values
?       AFRISTOCRACY
?       GHETTOCRACY

III.    Hip Hop can PERFECT urban reality

•       Communications is the act of transferring information from the PRESENTER to the RECEIVER.
•       There are always communication GAPS in communication.
•       A different word may have a different MEANING to different groups.
•       In order to communicate there must be a BRIDGE between the presenter and the receiver.
•       The burden in communication is for the presenter to make the ADJUSTMENTS.
•       Receptors of communication are willing to be impacted by the presenter if the presenter:
1.      Loves enough to INCONVENIENCE themselves to enter the receivers world.
2.      Identifies with the receivers world through RELATIONSHIP and EMPATHY.
3.      Establish CREDIBILITY with the receiver.

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