Balancing Politics and Faith

Balancing Politics and Faith

What kind of balance should Christians seek in their involvement with politics?

As part of the Good News of the gospel, Jesus invites us into the community of his disciples, who are to influence society and take a stand when human and divine authorities are in conflict with each other. What kind of balance should Christians seek in their involvement with politics? How does the Bible inform us on how Christians should practice "right politics"?

Session One

What Should Be Our Role in Politics?
How Christians should practice "right politics"
Matthew 4:17-22; 5:13-16; 13:33; Acts 5:27- 32; Ephesians 6:10-18; Jeremiah 29:4-7

Session Two

Should Christians Have Power?
Increasing power in politics and popular culture holds great possibilities—and dangers.
Mark 10:35–45; Luke 4:1–13; 20:20–26; 22:24–27; Philippians 2:5–11

Session Three

Is America a Nation of Pagans or Christians?
Has the nation finally abandoned its Judeo-Christian heritage, or are we making great strides for Christ?
Deuteronomy 21:1–9; Isaiah 8:11–22; Matthew 13:24–30, 36–43

Session Four

Should Church and State Be Separate?
We must keep church and state separate— for the sake of the church.
Deuteronomy 6:1–7; Psalm 78:1–7; Daniel 6; Romans 13:1–7

Session Five

How Should We Respond to the Culture?
What does it mean to be a Christian in our society?
Matthew 5:13–16; Mark 4:1–9, 13-20; John 3:16–21; Acts 5:27–29; Romans 13:1–7; Ephesians 4:17–19; 5:1–2

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