“We need a worldview that extends beyond the ceiling of earthly authorities.”

October 4th, 2020

The question of why politics are important really begins with the question of why the government is important.  Some see government as a savior.  Some see the government as a necessary evil.  But, how are we, as Christians, to understand the nature of government from a God-centered worldview?  And once we understand the nature of government, how does God call us to relate to the government that is over us in our daily lives.  Thankfully, God has clearly given us the answer to these questions, and so much more, in his Word.

Application Questions:

  1. How does a God-centered understanding of the role of government challenge how you tend to view the government?

  2. How would you think of and talk about the governing authorities different if you remembered that they were instituted by God?

  3. What are some ways that you see the government restraining evil and instituting partial justice, even if imperfectly?

  4. In what ways is God calling you to obey the governing authorities that you have not been and need to repent of?

  5. How should you think through questions of civil disobedience?  How can you be increasingly careful, wise, and thoughtful as you consider instances where that may be required?

Scott Mehl

Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.

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