Contributed on Jul 5, 2008
This sermon examines briefly what the Bible has to say about Jesus and politics.
Scripture Tennis player Serena Williams told reporters at Wimbledon last week that she was excited about Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy. However, she won’t vote for him since she is a Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Jehovah’s Witnesses “don’t get involved in politics.” Her sister Venus—who ...read more
Contributed on Jul 12, 2008
This sermon examines how Jesus would vote on matters of life and death.
Scripture “Stop! In the name of Christ, stop!” Eighty thousand people watched as a man jumped over the railing, ran onto the field, held up his hands, and shouted, “Stop! In the name of Christ, stop!” He ran in between two combatants, two gladiators who were fighting to the death, and he ...read more
Contributed on Jul 19, 2008
This sermon examines briefly how Jesus would vote on crime and punishment, including capital punishment.
Scripture Each week Kevin Tunell was required to mail a dollar to a family he’d rather forget. They sued him for $1.5 million but settled for just $936, to be paid a dollar at a time. The family expected the payment each Friday so Tunell would not forget what happened on the first Friday of ...read more
Contributed on Jul 27, 2008
This sermon examines how Jesus would vote on war.
Scripture We are in the middle of an 8-weeks series of messages titled, “How Would Jesus Vote?” We are examining key issues that confront us today and asking how Jesus would vote if he were here. Today, as we continue in our series on “How Would Jesus Vote?” I want to examine “War.” What does ...read more
Contributed on Aug 3, 2008
This sermon examines how Jesus would vote on education.
Scripture We are approaching the end of summer. Soon, students will go back to school, and some will tell about their summer. In the classroom setting of one Peanuts comic strip, on the first day of the new school year, the students were told to write an essay about returning to school. In ...read more
Contributed on Aug 10, 2008
This sermon examines how Jesus would vote on the economy.
Scripture Recently I came across the following somewhat humorous view of the economic policies of different political systems: • In Communism, if you have two cows, the government takes both of them and gives you part of the milk. • In Socialism, if you have two cows, the government takes ...read more
Contributed on Aug 16, 2008
This sermon examines how Jesus would vote on immigration.
Scripture Ethnic jokes exploit ethnic stereotypes. The format is usually where the butt of the joke is a person who belongs to an ethnic group singled out for abuse. So, for example, the English tell jokes about an Irishman, the Canadians about a Newfoundlander, the Americans about a Polish ...read more
Contributed on Aug 24, 2008
This sermon examines how Jesus would vote on marriage.
Scripture Have I told you the story about how Eileen and I met and got married? I came to this country in 1983 to study at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago, IL. During the summer break between my second and third year at seminary, I met Eileen on August 3, 1985. It was a ...read more
Contributed on Aug 30, 2008
This sermon examines a man who did not compromise even when virtually everyone around him did.
Scripture Some of you are familiar with Maxine, the cartoon character who has an irreverent outlook on life. Recently she said, “Everyone concentrates on the problems we’re having in this country lately: illegal immigration, hurricane recovery, and alligators attacking people in Florida. Not ...read more