Strangers and Exiles for the Common Good

July 4, 2021 Speaker: Jordan Gowing Series: God and Government | Why Politics Can't Save You

Topic: Sunday Morning Teaching

How should a Christian think about and engage with politics and government? Join us this Sunday at CrossWinds Church in Spencer as we begin to think biblically about this contentious issue.

Sermon Discussion Questions

  1. What is one of your favorite July 4th traditions or memories?
  2. What is one highlight from the sermon and one question that you had after hearing the sermon?
  3. Read 1 Peter 1:1–2. What does Peter mean when he calls the church the “elect exiles of the dispersion”? How does that change our view of here and now?
  4. Consider the example of Joseph in Egypt. What can we learn from him on how to view our place int he world?
  5. Read 1 Peter 2:17. In what ways does this verse challenge us to be more gracious toward government with which we may not agree? In what ways does this verse limit what a government can ask of us?
  6. Read Jeremiah 29:7. What would it look like to see the good of our communities, state, and nation, not just for us but for all? In what ways can we do this regardless of public policy?
  7. Read Daniel 4:19. What can we learn from Daniel’s heart for Nebuchadnezzar? Is this a description of your heart for authorities?
  8. What are some specific ways steps you can take to help you to be respectful of and respected by all?

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