God & Culture
Sermon Series | August 16 – September 6, 2020
Join us as we embark on a (timely) new sermon series – God & Culture. We’ll be exploring the design and function of the family, the government, and the church, what the Bible teaches us about how they overlap, and learn how we can flourish in each area by having a Biblical worldview.
– WEEK 1 –
August 16, 2020
The family, the government, and the Church – all institutions created by God, but impacted by sin. At this time in history, the lines between secularization and Gospel-centered living have become blurred. To keep us grounded in the Gospel, we must develop Biblical convictions, have Christ-motivated compassion, and display Kingdom-oriented courage.
– WEEK 2 –
The Gospel and the Family
August 23, 2020
This week we are turning our attention to the Gospel and how it interacts with marriage and the family. In the Great Commission, Jesus commanded His disciples to take the Gospel to all nations. But before the Gospel travels to the end of the earth, it starts at home with us.
Video / Marriage in Light of God’s Glory, with Francis Chan Francis Chan and his wife speak about how one can create a Christ-centered, eternity-minded marriage.
– WEEK 3 –
The Gospel and the Government
August 30, 2020
This week, Michael speaks about the Gospel and the Government. We can humbly, cautiously, faithfully engage in conversations about government, being students of the word of God, so we know what it says and can live it out. The most important thing we as the Church can do is to exalt the name of Christ.
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Pastor Michael's Recommended Reading
Saint Augustine. City of God.
Bacote, Vincent E. The Political Disciple: A Theology of Public Life.
Benne, Robert D. Good and Bad Ways to Think about Religion and Politics.
Black, Amy E. and Gundry, Stanley N., Eds. Five Views on the Church and Politics.
Dever, Mark. God and Politics: Jesus’ Vision for Society, State and Government.
Emerson, Michael O. and Smith, Christian. Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America.
Grudem, Wayne A. Politics According to the Bible: A Comprehensive Resource for Understanding Modern Political Issues in Light of Scripture.
Innes, David C. Christ and the Kingdoms of Men: Foundations of Political Life.
Koyzis, David T. Political Visions and Illusions, 2nd ed.
Leeman, Jonathan. How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith and Politics in a Divided Age.
Moore, Russell and Andrew T. Walker, eds. The Gospel for Life series (Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission): The Gospel and Religious Liberty; The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation; The Gospel and Abortion; The Gospel and Same-Sex Marriage.
Platt, David. Counter Culture.
– WEEK 4 –
The Gospel and the Church
September 6, 2020
As Christ followers, we, as the Church, are ambassadors of the Kingdom of God. It’s time to stop acting like we have an allegiance to another kingdom. We are called to the mission of God; to advance His Kingdom on earth until He returns.