By Jon Tyson | Watch | Listen | 1h 7m
Published in May of 2018

SUMMARY: Preaching from Mark 12:13-17, Church of the City (New York, NY) pastor Jon Tyson lists five purposes for the state and government (order, justice, virtue, prosperity, safety) and then lists five things Christians uniquely bring to government (dignity, care for the poor, suspicion of human nature, priority of the other and the power and favor of God).

Tyson provides a framework for why there is government and what Christians should distinctly bring to the conversation. He even touches on how to properly protest and finishes with how to get involved and how to act when involved. Highly recommended.

KEY QUOTE: “At some point this great nation will fade away. And this cultural moment will be looked on and Christians will be judged. And the thing we want to be judged by is not our fidelity to a political system, or to political parties, or any given candidate. We want to be judged that we declared in our time and place that Jesus is Lord of all.”

DID YOU KNOW? We have distilled the media we have curated into five guided learning paths to help you learn about politics — from a Christian perspective — in your preferred learning style.

More curated sermons on politics:

SERMON: The Politics of Jesus

A short 21-minute sermon from pastor Thomas McKenzie of Church of the Redeemer (Nashville, TN) that is based on five principles found in Colossians to guide the church when engaging in politics. The sermon is accessible and delivered with humor.

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SERMON: Vision Series

In an engaging information packed 45-minute sermon Justin Giboney says, “Christians on both sides of the political spectrum need to ask themselves if they are going to be accomplices or cross bearers? Will we add to the tribalism and division or will we be models of civility and reconciliation? Walk with me into this tension.”

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SERMON: The Concept of Kingdom Voting

Using a football game with two teams (the warring ideologies of culture), officials (Christians), a rule book (the Bible), and a crowd (the people of the world) as an analogy Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship (Dallas, TX) pastor Tony Evans says that God has a unique perspective on voting.

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