When Politics Replaces the Gospel
When we trade politics for the gospel, we forget which kingdom we are in, and we start putting our hope in the kingdom of darkness instead of the kingdom of God’s dear Son. We don’t need a problem-solver; we need a Redeemer.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS
- What is one thing from this message that you found challenging, encouraging, or helpful?
- How have you experienced relational tension with others because of political views?
- Read and discuss John 18:28-38. What does Jesus mean when He says, “My kingdom is not of this world”? What are the practical implications for us as followers of Jesus?
- In what ways do you find yourself valuing the temporal over the eternal? Is there anything you need to do in order to avoid replacing the gospel with politics or a political savior?
- What is the doctrine of the depravity of man? Why is this important to keep in mind when navigating life?
- What is the doctrine of the sovereignty of God? How do we hold this doctrine in tension with the moral responsibility of man?
- Is there someone to whom you need to show mercy or make amends because of a relational break – someone to whom you need to “go and do likewise” (Luke 10:37)?