The Politics of Jesus | 9.11.16 - 10.23.16
In John 18.36 Jesus says: “My kingdom doesn’t originate from this world. If it did, my guards would fight so that I wouldn’t have been arrested by the Jewish leaders. My kingdom isn’t from here.” Jesus' kingdom is fundamentally different from those of nations. And yet, every political party in this country constantly appeals to Jesus as their political inspiration. How odd. We've come far from the gospel of Jesus that saw the political kingdoms of our current age as suspect, and even as influenced by the satan. During this season of debates, leading up to a new person living in the White House, Christians can avoid catching election infection. To do this, Jesus people must remember that we have a different commander in chief, a different set of values, and a better way to be human than the offerings of the political right or left. This series examines politics from a radical Christian perspective and invites followers of Christ to live out a countercultural campaign of love--one that subverts politics as usual.