Monday, May 7, 2012

Would Jesus be a Christian? - 4

We wrapped up this sermon series yesterday with the question of "How would Jesus vote?"

It's an interesting question if you step back from your particular affiliation and think about how Jesus treated people and what he taught.

As Christians, our allegiance to Christ comes before our allegiance to anything or anyone else. Through the Bible we are taught to care for the poor, respect government authority, treat others the way we want to be treated, and many other principles that we don't always see applied in politics - by either side.

It may or may not change the way you vote to think this way, but it can't hurt to be a thoughtful Christian when thinking through how you will vote in this or any year.

If nothing else came from this series, I hope all of us have learned to at least slow down and think about how we are portraying Christianity when we open our mouths to speak or make a movement with our bodies. Every action we do and every word we speak is seen or heard by someone. The way we give or do not give respect, grace, love and mercy to the world is our testament to Jesus.

Chesney Szaniszlo