Talking Points - Part 4: "Law of the Land"

Series: Talking Points

The unity of a diverse church shocked the ancient world.  The world had never seen a more diverse group of people together, and they had never seen that kind of unity.  This is the kind of church that can change the world today - one that fulfills the law of Christ.  

Speaker: Jason Ewart

June 21, 2020

Jason Ewart

Lead Pastor

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Talking Points – Message Notes

Part 4 – “Law of the Land”

June 21, 2020

 

Galatians 6:2

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ. 

 

John 13:34-35

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

 

 

 

 

Group Questions

  1. Do you think that people make character judgments on someone, based on political leanings? Why do you think people do that?
  2. Read Galatians 3:28, where Paul talks about cultural barriers that should be minimized because of Jesus.
    • What stands out to you?
    • Are there cultural categories (e.g., gender, political parties, economic classes) that you have difficulty seeing both sides of as having equal value?
  3. Read Galatians 6:2. What was Paul’s summary of Jesus’ “new command” to love one another? Why do you think Paul summed it up in this way?
  4. Why do you think that the church has, historically, sometimes attempted to use political power to advance God’s Kingdom, rather than using love, service, and the Gospel to advance God’s Kingdom?
  5. When it comes to having conversations about politics, would you describe yourself as more unifying or disruptive? What’s something you can do (or stop doing) to approach political conversations in a healthier way?
  6. What was most helpful from this series?

     

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