Talking Points - Part 3: "Choosing Sides"

Series: Talking Points

Our political views probably aren't as objective as we think they are.  They've been shaped by our experience, education, race, economic situation, and relationships.  It's easy to feel like our view is the right one, but the people around us feel the same way about their views.  So rather than fight for our views, what if we learned to grow influence by valuing the people around us?  

Speaker: Jason Ewart

June 14, 2020

Jason Ewart

Lead Pastor

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Talking Points – Message Notes

Part 3 – “Choosing Sides”

June 14, 2020

 

Disagree politically, love unconditionally, pray for unity

 

Dear God, may we be one, as you are one, that we may reach many.

Put devotion to God above your devotion to a party.

Prioritize people over politics.

Are you willing to evaluate your political view in light of everything that Jesus taught?

 

Racial justice

Social justice

Pro-life

Sexuality

 

Amos 2:6-7

They sell the innocent for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals. They trample on the heads of the poor as on the dust of the ground and deny justice to the oppressed. Father and son use the same girl and so profane my holy name.

 

Put devotion to God above your devotion to a party.

Prioritize people over politics.

 

1 Corinthians 9:19-22

Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.

To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. 

To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 

To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. 

To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. 

I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.

 

Listen

Learn

Love

 

Put devotion to God above your devotion to a party.

Prioritize people over politics.

 

Group Questions

  1. Do you think that it’s possible that, if you had a different background, you would hold different political views?
  2. Do you generally trust that someone who votes differently than you is a reasonable person?
  3. Why is it important to remember that no political party aligns with all the values of God’s Kingdom?
  4. Read 1 Corinthians 9:19–23, where Paul talks about his method of influence.
    • What stands out to you?
    • How would you rate yourself in trying to empathize and understand someone else’s mindset?
  5. What was most helpful from this message?

     

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