Seeing God In Your Nation
These days are days of challenging change in our country. You may feel like the laws and culture have moved so far from righteousness that you no longer fit. Many people express fear and even anger toward those who don’t share their faith or convictions. It’s easy to rage against the darkness but this will never bring light.
How can you be a kingdom citizen in these times? Sunday I will share Three Essentials for Standing for God in Our Times. I really pray you come and listen with an open heart. We need to see God in our nation. The good news has never needed kings, courts or congress to transform lives. When we rely on the kingdoms of men to extend the Kingdom of God we are destined for disappointment and compromise.
Let’s remember, we have the grace and the Gospel that can change everything. Let’s try to refocus on our purpose and our mission. Come Sunday and learn how. Can’t wait to see you.
Please read the following verses and consider the questions
- How often do you pray for you countries leaders?
1Ti 2:1-6 first of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.
- What kind of leaders and government did Paul ask them to Pray for?
- How righteous was Rome in Paul’s day?
- Why is it essential to avoid anger as we deal with unbelievers?
Jas 1:19-20 this you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.
Luk 7:34 “The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’
- How can peoples passion keep you from hearing them?
- Why is patience essential in our response to any situation?
1Th 5:14-15 We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 15 See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.
- What is Gods one way of changing lives and nations?
Rom 1:15-17 So, for my part, I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome. 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.
- How often do you share the gospel with non-believers?