Off Limits

In News by Kim Eiffert

"Off Limits Worship" Series
October 5th-25th, 2020

Churches often hear people say, “That’s too political. Stick to the Bible”.  The church is told that it has no place in politics and yet we see that Christianity has been weaponized as a political tool. The echoes ring out: “True Christians vote Republican.” or “True Christians vote Democrat.”  Both statements are wrong. Our Christianity is not defined by a specific political platform, but that doesn’t not mean that issues deemed “political” are not Jesus issues.  

Tending to physical needs like food, shelter and water were Jesus issues. Caring for prisoners and the sick were Jesus issues.  Loving our enemies, blessing those who curse us, and welcoming refugees were Jesus issues.  So why do we say these things are ‘off limits’ for us to talk about in church? 

Over the next four weeks we will read and examine the essence of all four Gospels.  In them we will seek to understand what it really means to follow Jesus as our guide through this political season.

Find this series streaming Sundays at 11:00am HERE.  

October 4th
“Jesus and Marginalization”
Luke 4: 14-30

October 11th
“Jesus and Condemnation”
John 8: 1-11

October 18th
“Jesus and Humility”
Mark 9:33-37

October 25th
“Jesus and Generosity”
Matthew 20: 1-16


Faith & Politics
4-week study
Led by Jesseca Aziz & Alex Williams
Tuesdays @8pm on Zoom
September 22 - October 13
It's not too late to join! 

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Gospel Talk Live
Wednesdays at 8:30pm
October 7 – 28, 2020
Live on Facebook and at
Let by Billy & Laura Echols Richter and Laurie Hanson Roberts

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Additional Suggested Resources
Jesus Politics: The Four Gospels in Politics
By Tony Franklin

Healing the Heart of Democracy
By Parker Palmer 

The Reunited States of America: How We Can Bridge the Partisan Divide 
By Mark Gerson

Why We're Polarized
By Ezra Klein

The Very Good Gospel
By Lisa Sharon Harper

Thou Shall Not be a Jerk; A Christian’s Guide to Engaging Politics
By Eugene Cho

By Ben Sasse

Love Matters More 
By Jared Byas

The Bible for Normal People Podcast
Episode 138: Pete & Jared - How Love Changes the Meaning of the Bible