In-Person Worship Service will begin
October 11th, 9:00am
Bible Study and Fellowship Time will not be held at this time.
Weekly sermons will continue to be available online.
The Church and Politics
In this series we will explore the church’s relationship with politics. We will begin by distinguishing between Jesus’s kingdom and the kingdoms of this world. While we should not be politically disengaged, we should also avoid centering our lives on the pursuit of power and influence.
Jesus’s words help guide our political participation by kingdom ideals instead of party platforms, since God’s kingdom supersedes every political party. The Bible guides us in how to live out our faith in the public square, even with people we disagree with politically—including our government leaders and other brothers and sisters in Christ.
Text: Luke 17:20–33
Topic(s): Kingdom of God, Politics, Social Justice
Big Idea of the Message: Jesus brought the kingdom of God to earth, thus bringing a hope that transcends earthly kingdoms’ power.
Application Point: The kingdom that Jesus ushered in is carried on through his people. The believer has a responsibility to be proactive in furthering the kingdom of God on earth.
Text: Romans 13:1–7
Topic(s): Politics, Government, Civil Disobedience, Submission
Big Idea of the Message: God established governing authorities to constrain evil and sustain order.
Application Point: Believers have a responsibility to submit to authorities. When the civil government is in opposition to God’s ideals, the believer should maintain a strong witness by challenging such ideas in a spirit of love.
Text: 1 Timothy 2:1–4
Topic(s): Prayer, Politics, Government
Big Idea of the Message: Prayer—including petitions for government leaders—is an integral part of the Christian life.
Application Point: Believers are called to pray for their leaders.
Text: 2 Timothy 2:22–26
Topic(s): Conflict, Politics, Church Unity
Big Idea of the Message: Believers should not be prone to argumentativeness for its own sake but should show love even in disagreement.
Application Point: Believers should show maturity by not getting caught up in frivolous arguments. Instead, they can maintain a strong witness by showing grace, speaking truth in love, and engaging with discernment.
Text the amount to 844-334-1471
A congregation of caring Christians sharing God’s love with each other and people of the community.