On Sunday I gave a message out of Mark 1:9-13.
The point or Goal of the sermon was to show that “God’s beloved Son comes to us as suffering servant. At the end I posed four questions for the congregation to ask themselves during the week…
- Why should God identify with us broken sinners.
- How do you identify with Him?
- How does God want us to respond to a king who serves and suffers?
- Have you identified with Jesus? (John 3:16-18)
Here is a blog from a person in our congregation where he ties this idea of a “savior servant” within the context of politics . I appreciate his contrast as seen in the following quotes…
“To be run BY God is to immerse oneself in the Saviour Servant and try to follow His path. It is a life that involves tough questions of yourself and even tougher answers. It is a blessing to love God not a talking point and needs to be treated with humbleness and reverence.”
“To be running ON God is to use God to appease a base. It is to try to balance the needs of the public and the religious, and in doing so meeting the needs of neither. It is disingenuous, it is false, and it divides a country.”
To believe in God is a choice of life and not a political platform. Politics and faith are best left separate. Politics and faith invariably leads to using the latter to accomplish the former. We have politicians who are taking every opportunity to try to convince the populous that they are everything we want them to be. They are even taking pictures hunting, when they don’t hunt? We want them to represent a lifestyle over honesty. We take time in the debates to talk faith and definitions of marriage but ignore talking about crushing poverty and starving people living on the streets. Furthermore, we are flooded with campaign ads that cost tens of millions each month, ads that are divisive, fear driven tripe thats goal is to make you dislike one candidate more than you dislike the other (I can think of better use of this money, clothing and food…
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