Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sermon Notes from Sunday, 10.27.13

Here are the sermon notes from today's sermon from Daniel 5-6 on how we as followers of Jesus should think about relating to the government in an increasingly hostile culture.  To get the sermon audio and these notes in PDF, please visit our website at  You can also get the sermon audio via our podcast on iTunes.

Let’s Talk about Government
Daniel 5-6

Governments are established by God and removed by God.

We make an idol of government when we trust it to deliver what God does not intend (5.17)
We make an idol of independence when we deny its legitimacy under God

This will require a clear moral compass (5.18-23)
This will require speaking truth to power (5.24-28)

Government needs bright, thoughtful, spiritual people in it
Government needs Spirit-led Christians to stay engaged

Faithfulness and integrity often speak for themselves (6.5)
Faithfulness amid legislation or other government action that often has unintended consequences (6.6-9)
Faithfulness in ongoing obedience

Expect persecution
Expect power

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