Jesus and Politics

 
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I am pretty pumped about this Sunday’s message called, “Jesus and Politics.” I know that those two words might not mix very well especially in the secular world, but it is something that we have to try to address.

This election year is pretty huge. We have the opportunity to make history. Regardless of which party you are voting for, we will either have our first African-American President or the first female Vice-President. I think this is pretty awesome.

It is interesting to see how polarizing politics can be amongst friends, co-workers and even believers. It is going to be like walking on a tightrope as I deliver the message. This has been one of the harder messages to prepare but I am confident that God will shed some light to our worldview regarding politics.

I would love it if Democrats thought that I was a Republican and the Republicans thought that I was a Democrat – I’m always trying to be controversial.

My intent is not to try to sway people towards one political persuasion, but rather lay down a foundation for the Kingdom of God and how Christ’s rule and reign should affect how Christ-followers engage in culture.

We have been encouraging people, who are serious about the transformation of culture to engage in the 7 spheres of the Transformasphere Movement. It is my prayer that we will see some of our members in the future making an impact in the government by bringing common grace – “to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Mic 6:8).