Racial Justice is a Gospel issue. What does Jesus have to say? What did He do? How can we learn from His example? Join the conversation as we address the polarizing positions within our nation right now and then I share four practical and personal beginning steps we can take towards unity within the church.
What does Jesus say about politics? Part 2 : Mark 12:13-17 (Sept. 20, 2020, 4:58 p.m. )
Jesus didn't come to take sides. He came to take over. In part two of what does Jesus say about politics, pastor Jon Kragel shares an example of how Jesus handled a political question (Mark 12:13-17). Christians, as you head into this election season, remember that elections are temporary, but eternity is forever. Choose to keep your witness with those who disagree with you and show love and honor in a community filled with division. We are called to live kingdom down, and not culture up.
What does Jesus say about politics? : (Sept. 13, 2020, 4:58 p.m. )
Your candidate will win or lose on the first Tuesday of November, but the church will win or lose based on how we treat one another between now and then. When you disagree politically, choose to love unconditionally and pray for unity. Jesus prayed for unity and He paid for unity by dying on the cross. Therefore, we should make unity our priority during this election season (lessons from John 17 and Ephesians 4). Find practical ways to serve in your community, but remember that your ultimate allegiance belongs to God.
What does Jesus say about Racial Justice? : (Sept. 6, 2020, 2:25 p.m. )
Racial Justice is a Gospel issue. Listen as pastor Jon Kragel shares commentary on this sensitive subject through the lens of Jesus. What does Jesus have to say? What did He do? How can we learn from His example? This message is meant to simply start a healthy conversation with our church family so we can love people the way Jesus loved us. In the message, Jon addresses the polarizing positions within our nation right now and he then shares four practical and personal steps we can take towards unity within the church: 1. Repent of self-righteousness. 2. Acknowledge the hurt and experiences of others. 3. Commit to a posture of compassion, honor, and service. 4. Elevate others whenever possible.