With the vote less than two weeks away, the message from this past weekend looked at what it means for us as Christians to engage with the political process.
4 Take Aways from A Christian’s Guide to Voting
Take Away #1: When we root our identity in, and tie our faith to, a political party, we compromise our ability to follow Jesus. When my identity and my faith are too enmeshed in my political party I lose the ability to stand outside of my party and challenge it when it is not serving the common good of the US.
Take Away #2: Jesus in not a Republican. He is not rooting for Donald Trump to win the Presidency. Jesus is not a Democrat. He is not rooting for Joe Biden to be our next President. Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and stands over and above political parties.
Take Away #3: You are not your political party. You may vote for Republicans but you are not a Republican. You may vote for Democrats but you are not a Democrat. Your identity is rooted in Jesus. You are a child of God.
Take Away #4: As followers of Jesus, we want what Jesus wants. ·
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,
that the blind will see,
that the oppressed will be set free,
and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.” (Luke 4:18-19)