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How to be a Political Christian

June 23, 2024 Preacher: Trent Henderson Series: 1 & 2 Peter Summer Study

Scripture: 1 Peter 2:13–17

1 Pet 2:13

Remember who is ACTUALLY in charge

  • Our submission reflects our trust in the Lord, not our trust in the government
  • The bigger your view of God, the less you stress (especially in an election year)

1 Pet 2:14

Recognize the God-given role of government

  • Justice in Society
    • Rewarding good
    • Punishing evil
  • Our political process allows for debate on good and evil and the best way to deal with both
  • There are significant warnings and catastrophic consequences for those who invert or subvert
    • Psalm 94:20-23
    • Prov 17:15

1 Pet 2:15-17

Respond as believers who think clearly

  • Response: flee and do not participate
  • Response: fight by using worldly means to accomplish godly ends
  • Response: faith expressed in prayer, participation, and perseverance

Questions to consider:

  1. Do I allow for disagreement?
  2. Do I allow for humility (in myself or others)?
  3. Do I approach with kindness?
  4. Do I act consistently?

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