November 2017 – Making Peace in Politics
John Jay: “ Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”
Source: October 12, 1816. The Correspondence and Public Papers of John Jay, Henry P. Johnston, ed., (New York: Burt Franklin, 1970), Vol. IV, p. 393.
” Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God. ”
Matthew 5:9 New International Version (NIV)
How can you make peace in politics?
–You need to Choose to follow God
• Joshua 24:14-15
–Value others as equally created
• Genesis 1:27
– Speak the truth in love
• Ephesians 4:15
– Point to Jesus Christ
• John 3:16-17
How do I need to improve how I handle politics?
–How can I seek honor God in my handling of politics?
–How can I show respect while disagreeing?
–How can I draw others to Jesus?
–Reflection Song: Voice of Truth (Casting Crowns)