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Uncompromised | Law & Religious Liberties

As we seek to remain uncompromised in our culture, where in Scripture can we turn to for examples of how to do this well? In the second week of Uncompromised: Holding to Christian Convictions in a Cancel Culture, John Elmore shows us four examples of God’s people who have honored God as they stood up for His ways while still submitting to the government He ordained.

John ElmoreOct 24, 2021

In This Series (6)
Uncompromised | Immigration & Persecution of Church Internationally
Oscar CastilloNov 21, 2021
Uncompromised | Race & Racism
Oscar Castillo, John Elmore, Sierra Sanchez, Marvin WalkerNov 14, 2021
Uncompromised | Sexuality: Gender, Sex, and Porn
John ElmoreNov 7, 2021
Uncompromised | Sanctity of Life
John Elmore, Bruce KendrickOct 31, 2021
Uncompromised | Law & Religious Liberties
John ElmoreOct 24, 2021
Uncompromised | Truth & Culture
John ElmoreOct 17, 2021

Summary

As we seek to remain uncompromised in our culture, where in Scripture can we turn to for examples of how to do this well? In the second week of Uncompromised: Holding to Christian Convictions in a Cancel Culture, John Elmore shows us four examples of God’s people who have honored God as they stood up for His ways while still submitting to the government He ordained.

Key Takeaways

  • If we don’t speak up, vote, and lead, the powers that be will make change, hand it to us, and enforce it in our lives.
  • Our hope is not in America, and yet, we should bring hope to America.
  • Jesus’s desire for His followers is unity.
  • In submission to Christ, we live by the law of the land until the law of the land conflicts with the law of the Lord.
  • Be Diplomatic like Daniel (Daniel 1:8-14).
  • Instead of quarreling over matters of preference, we should choose to pursue peace.
  • Follow Daniel’s example and propose alternatives that do not require you to violate your conscience before choosing not to comply.
  • If we are more known for our politics than our religion, then our politics has become our religion.
  • Be Faithful like the Followers (Daniel 6:9-12).
  • Practical ways to be faithful like the followers: Disciple instead of outsource; Speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves; Bless the police.
  • Petition like Paul (Acts 25:8-12).
  • Know and use your rights for righteousness in the land.
  • Exhort like Esther (Esther 4:12-14).
  • As believers, we shouldn’t be guilty of focusing more on problems than prayer.

Discussing and Applying the Sermon

  • Which example from Scripture most inspires you to speak up and lead in your community?
  • Instead of bashing with political pressure, how can you live with shalom in the city?
  • Suggested ways to apply the sermon: 1) set an alarm on your phone for 1:39 to be reminded of Psalm 139 and pray that the rights of the unborn will be valued by our government; 2) Vote in the November 2nd election in Texas. Proposition 3, which determines whether or not to limit religious services or organizations, is on the ballot.

Resources for Further Discussion

  • Suggested Scripture study: Ephesians 4:12, Romans 13:1-3; John 19:10-11; Jeremiah 29:4-7; John 13:35; Hebrews 11:13-16; Daniel 1:8-14; Romans 14; Deuteronomy 8:18; Psalm 17:2; Acts 17; Ezekiel 18; Daniel 6:9-12; Exodus 1:17; Luke 23:33-34; Acts 25:8-12; Esther 4:12-14; Romans 1:28-32; 1 Timothy 2:3-6
  • Additional Resources: Condoleezza Rice on The View; Texas Proposition 3
  • Article: Uncompromised Resources