Sermons on Politics

The Pursuit of Happiness

While we can never achieve holiness in our own power, the way we choose to live and interact with the world is a powerful witness to what we truly believe about Jesus and His Kingdom.  Passage: Matthew 5:3-14 Principle: Embrace your emptiness and experience God’s sufficiency (Matthew 5:3-6) Live sacrificially for the sake of loving others (Matthew 5:7-12) Practice: Be an agent for healing (Matthew 5:13) Be a source of light (Matthew 5:14-16) Daily Readings: Day 1: Matthew 5Day 2: 1…

Give Me Liberty

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…” The Declaration of Independence is based on the understanding that our rights and freedoms come from God. That idea was revolutionary, but it wasn’t original to Thomas Jefferson, it came from Jesus. Long before the establishment of the modern democracy, Jesus’ followers were champions of a freedom that no government can give or take away. Join us online or on campus for part three of Jesus 2020, as we…

Life, Wolves, and Contract Labor

Many campaigns in America have degenerated into contests to see which candidate can make more people afraid of his or her opponent. They do all they can to portray “the other guy” as evil, unfit, and bent on destroying life as we know it. Jesus warned His followers not to be deceived by “wolves in sheep’s clothing.” Join us for part two of Jesus 2020 as we uncover the real enemy of American, why politicians are powerless to save us,…

Making the Kingdom Great Again

Jesus assembled a politically diverse group of followers to serve as His first disciples. Not only did He call Matthew — a Roman tax collector and sympathizer — but He also called Simon the Zealot — a hard core Jewish nationalist and revolutionary. These two men had about as much in common as Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump! How was it possible that two people with starkly different ideas both followed Jesus and even gave their lives for His cause?…

Discarded Crowns

Passage: Revelation 4 Principles: A Door (see: Phil. 2:6-8; John 1:10-11; Rev. 3:20; Luke 2:7) A Throne (see: Luke 1:30-33) Crowns (see: Psalm 72:9-14; Phil. 2:9-11; Col. 1:15-17) Practice: Take time to reflect on the following questions this week. Discuss them with your small group or an accountability partner: Is there a door in your heart that is not open to Jesus Christ? Is there a throne in your life that has not been relinquished to Him? Is there a…

The Love of Kings

Passage: Matthew 2:1-12 Principles: Herod: Self-Serving (see Mark 8:36; Matthew 6:1 & 24) Wise Men: Significant (see Luke 20:25; Matthew 6:19) Jesus: Sacrificial (see John 3:16; Romans 5:8) Practice: Take some time before Christmas to answer these questions: Which king represents the condition of your heart this Christmas? This Christmas are you paying homage to the Kingdom of Herod or the Kingdom of Jesus? How does the time you’ve spent shopping compare to the time you’ve spent in personal and…

The Struggle is Real

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you…

The Prince of Peace

Despite the promises of peace made by kings and politicians throughout the ages, the kingdoms of this world are constantly at war. When Isaiah announced the promise of a coming Savior, he called Him the “Prince of Peace.” Seven hundred years later, when the angels announced the birth of Jesus, they declared, “peace on earth, good will toward men.” The Son of God was called the Prince of Peace and then the Son of God told His followers that if…

Of Pawns and Kings

Chess is often an analogy used for life. It can be especially useful when discussing politics. There are kings and pawns and pieced in between. The weaker pieces are seen as extendible and the stronger pieces are always sacrificed for the good of the king. However, throughout the pages of the Bible, we find God’s story turns the chessboard upside down. Pawns overthrowing kings and kings being played like pawns in the grand design of God’s plan. In part three…

Demanding a King

In part two of “Let Earth Receive Her King,” Pastor Gary Webber explores two ancient stories in which God’s people abandoned Him in favor of earthly kings. What is most surprising about these stories isn’t the rebellion of God’s people and their request for lesser kings, but God’s willingness to grant their request. Is it possible that Christians today might fall into that same pattern? Join us as we consider what we want when we demand an earthly king. 1…

The Once and Future King

Deep within the genetic memory of humanity is a longing for a perfect king. A king who will restore order and justice. A king who will provide for and protect his people. A king whose reign will never end. Our problem seems to be that we cannot find such a king. When earthly kings have failed and we’ve exhausted political solutions, we are still left with the unfulfilled hope of a once and future king. Join us for part one…
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The New World Order

Every time a student recites the pledge they are acknowledging that the country to which they are pledging their allegiance is subservient to God. The national motto of the United States of America is “In God we trust”. So what is the role of the church when it comes to politics? How should Christians react and respond to the government? With the upcoming election polarizing our nation, does the Bible have any directions for how the people of God should respond? Passage: Revelation 21…
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