None but Thee Above

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:

Matthew 20:20-22; Luke 12:13-15

Principle:

Three examples of Jesus and Politics:

  • ________ : Matthew 22:19-21
  • ________ ________ : Luke 12:13-15
  • ________ ________ : John 8:2-7

When faced with the politics of winners and losers, Jesus voted ” ________ _________ ________ ________ .”

Practice:

What is a current social problem that really concerns you?

Based on examples from today’s sermon, how might Jesus have addressed this issue?

What can you do to serve as a solution to the problem concerning you?