Join us this Sunday for a lesson from Pastor Adam Kohlstrom entitled:THINGS WE DON'T DISCUSS IN POLITE COMPANY
What did you start out believing Jesus is (and thus his followers should be)
Republican? Democrat? Independent? Apolitical (i.e.: we should not vote at
Do you know anyone who has been turned off to Christianity because of
the tendency of some to marry faith to a particular political stance? Jesus’ first
followers spanned the political spectrum: advocates of “big government” (Levi
the tax collector, Luke 5:27) to advocates of “small government” (Simon the
Zealot, Luke 6:15). What hinders some from believing that Jesus’ followers
today might be the same?
In a democracy, everyone - Christian AND non-Christian alike - votes their
values. How would you describe the right relationship between faith & politics?
John 18:36. What implications do you think Jesus’ words here have on how
much weight you give to your political views, politicians, or elections?
Matt. 7:12. How should Jesus’ words impact how you express your political
views? how you characterize the views of those with whom you disagree?
1 Tim. 2:2 says to pray “for kings and all those in authority.” Are you more
likely to pray “for” leaders or to pray “against” them? Is there a difference?
1 Cor. 6:9-11 is not a passage of condemnation but of hope: "that is what
some of you were" (past tense). Jesus has not come to condemn us in our
sins (Jn. 8:11) but to save us from them (Jn. 3:17). How should this truth affect
the way we talk about and interact with people who struggle with these sins?
Matthew 19:4-6. Jesus – teaching about marriage – refers to God’s design
and intention for human relationships from the very beginning of creation by
quoting Genesis 1:27 and 2:24 (see also Genesis 2:18). What implications do
you think Jesus’ words should have upon the current marriage debate?
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.