The Church and the Governing Authorities

A Christian response to family separation
June 17 – June 24, 2018

With immigration enforcement leading to the tragic separation of families at our borders, and the government’s appeal to Romans 13 in response criticism from the Christian community, we pause for two weeks to look more closely at the book of Romans. We consider our role as ambassadors of Christ’s kingdom, and think about ways to make his kingdom a reality on earth as it is in heaven.

Message line-up:

6/17
Subjective Readings
Pastor Scott Austin
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In a message that seeks to respond to recent news events, we explore Romans 13. What does it mean to “be subject to the governing authorities” when the governing authorities are acting in a way that seems contradictory to our understanding of God’s will as revealed throughout Scripture?

(Romans 13:1-10; Acts 5:27-29)
6/24
Church, State, and Power
Rev. Matthew Nickoloff
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Guest preacher Matthew Nickoloff continues to explore the themes of church and state in the epistle to the Romans, making a compelling argument that the church should not surrender its unique power to the governing authorities, because the church has the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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