“What does it look like to be a follower of Jesus in a politicized world?”

September 13th, 2020

Politics can bring out the worst in people. Division, contempt, and frustration pop up anywhere things "get political," and far too often we ourselves get drawn into the fray. It's easy to be overwhelmed, confused, and hopeless that things can be different. But the Christian faith gives us a vision of political engagement that looks very different: the fruit of the Spirit. Far from focusing only on what we should vote for, the Bible emphasizes how we should conduct ourselves: with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, and self-control. 

Application Questions:

  1. How have you seen the works of the flesh at work in the world of politics? How have you been tempted by them yourself? 

  2. How would the fruit of the Spirit change your experience with politics? What would it look like for Christians to be known for the fruit of the Spirit in their political engagement? 

  3. How can you practically pursue the fruit of the Spirit in the way you think about, talk about, and interact with politics in the next two months? 

Brian Colmery

Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.

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