Series: The Servant King
Jesus and Politics
October 11, 2020 | Sam Shaw
Martin Luther once said, “If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at the moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved. And to be steady on all the battle fields besides is merely flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.” At The Orchard Church, we believe that faith is profoundly personal, but not private. To follow Jesus means he will shape every area of our lives. And every passage of scripture can have deep political, social, and personal ramifications. So we do not want to flinch or shy away from one of the most divisive and disruptive topics of our time: politics. Co-Pastor Sam Shaw walks us through Mark 12:13-17 and details what Jesus says about politics.
Here are some questions that we hope you'll take a few minutes to think through and answer. And if you are watching with others, please take the opportunity to discuss these questions aloud.
Jesus said “Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s. Render to God what is God’s.” (Mark 12:13-17)
- What do you think Jesus is saying?
- What would you say is “Caesars?”
- What would you say is “God’s?”
- How does this statement of Jesus help you think about politics?
- What are the Biblical principles that will help you vote this year?How does this parable show the kindness and patience of God?