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40 Days in the Desert (6 of 6)

Guest Speaker: Tony Campolo
Sermon Title: Third Way Allegiance: Following Jesus in an American Empire (6 of 6)
Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:3-12; John 18:36; Revelation 18-19

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On Palm Sunday, Jesus rode into Jerusalem as a humble servant on a donkey, not a soldier on a warhorse. This comical act captures who Jesus was and what his ministry as Messiah was all about. In Third Way Allegiance: Following Jesus in an American Empire (6 of 6), Tony Campolo talks about what it means to take Jesus’ teachings seriously, as we learn to follow him in a modern-day Babylon. 

Worship Resources:
sermon video (mp4)
March 25 bulletin
small group discussion questions

Aliens & Exiles (8 of 9)

Sermon Series: Aliens & Exiles
Sermon Title: When Kingdoms Collide (8 of 9)
Scripture Reading: John 18:36; Luke 20:20-26; Romans 13:1-8; Philippians 1:27; 3:17-21

Are the politics of Jesus relevant for us in a democratic society? What do we do in an empire that asks for our opinion (vote) every four years? If Jesus or Paul lived in America, would they vote? If so, how would they decide who to vote for? And what does Paul mean when he tells the Christians in Philippi that their civic life should be worthy of the gospel of Christ?

In When Kingdoms Collide (8 of 9), Pastor David challenges us to see the subversive nature of the gospel and that the Kingdom is not dependent upon presidents, kings, or any form of government.

Worship Resources:
sermon slides
small group discussion questions
November 6 bulletin