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What does it mean to shine as lights of the world? What will it cost our reputation? What will that mean to the reality we live in?
Peter Talks about how we as Christians should live as Christians but also as Citizens. Pete Also gives great examples of how we can do this with practical steps.
In the world, politics can start a fight. Unfortunately, politics can also start fights (sometimes we prefer to call them "debates") among those who claim to be a part of the Kingdom of God. What are we to do about this? Well, since all Christians claim the Bible to be authoritative, perhaps looking at some foundational truths will be helpful. While this sounds simple, it is often overlooked or assumed. With that in mind, and building upon last week's reality that The Church is by default political, this week we will look at some undeniable - and biblical - truths when it comes to politics. Also, please download or view the "notes" of this sermon as well; it contains many of the verses mentioned and will help you to follow the flow of this teaching/sermon. As always, if you are blessed by this - please pass it along. If you have questions, would like some clarification, or if this sparks some thoughts not covered in the sermon itself (of which there are many), please let me know. The Church cannot afford to not be political (and yes, I used a double-negative) - after all, God shows us the "good news" (gospel) is political.
Paul is in prison. That much is clear. And many, on the outside, are wither saying, "Why didn't you listen to us - we told you not to go to Jerusalem!" or "Serves you right for not listening!" or "Good riddance - now we can get back to the things we want to say without interference" But Paul is not swayed. His motivation is the call of Christ - and in his eyes this temporary circumstance is just one more way for the Gospel to reach into the corners of the world it has not yet reached. This is because Paul sees, in everything, the platform and opportunity to tell the story of the Gospel one more time.
We look at this passage, Philippians 1.6-7 in light of Paul's story in Acts 21, to see what he means when he talks about God bringing things to completion, and the tie that must bind us altogether,