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? Join us for part one of Jesus 2020 where we will learn the secret to remaining united despite our political differences.
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.Matthew 6:33 (ESV)
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as You are in me and I am in You. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that You have sent Me.”John 17
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”John 13:34-35
Put Jesus and His kingdom before your political agenda and personal preferences.
- Pray for what Jesus prayed for: Unity among His followers.
- Look for opportunities to love people with whom you disagree politically.
Day 1: Luke 6
Day 2: Matthew 20
Day 3: Matthew 21
Day 4: Matthew 22
Day 5: Mathew 23
Day 6: John 13
Day 7: John 17
The Myth of a Christian Nation, by Greg Boyd