LifePoint Church
One Nation Under - THE (NOT SO) U.S.A (4)
Pastor Kile Baker July 26, 2020
Locations & Times
  • LifePoint Church, Minden, NV
    1095 Stephanie Way, Minden, NV 89423, United States
    Sunday 8:30 AM, Sunday 10:00 AM, Sunday 11:30 AM
History Moments: 'One Nation under God' and 'in God we Trust'
Series Focus: How to be UNITED when we don't agree.
Coun·​try | \ ˈkən-trē - the land of a person's birth, residence, or citizenship.
Na·tion /ˈnāSH(ə)n/ - a large body of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a particular country or territory.
PATRIOTISM: Embodying your country’s values as a citizen, wherever you go and for whomever you come into contact with.
NATIONALISM: Defending your nation’s interests as a citizen, to the exclusion and detriment of others.
KINGDOMISM: Gladly accepting, adopting and acting on the King’s authority as a citizen of the Kingdom.
Key Truth: We are more likely to be united when we switch from a POLITICAL mindset to a KINGDOM mindset.
Key Question: Am I more interested in who they’re going to vote FOR in the next ELECTION, or who they’re going to be WITH in ETERNITY?
Uniting Truth: it’s your CIVIC duty to engage socially, politically and ethically now; and it’s your CITIZENSHIP in Heaven that should drive your concern for people’s eternity later.
Next Week’s Question: Have we created a version of our faith that supports our political views?
Discussion Questions
1. Did America start as a Christian nation or become one? And what is it now?

2. What did you learn from today’s sermon about Jews, Gentiles, Christians & Romans in regards to their national, political and religious identities?

3. In this sermon, Kile pointed out thatJesus talked about this new kingdom more than anything else, but it was unlike any kingdom anyone had ever heard of. Jesus said some puzzling things about his Kingdom like. [See (Mark 1:15) (Luke 4:43) (Luke 17:20-21) (Luke 10:9) (John 18:36) (John 3:3)]. How would you describe the Kingdom of God? And what questions or confusion do you still have about it?

4. Reread Ephesians 2:11-22 Have you ever thought of how the cross accomplished yet another purpose -- that of unifying Jews and Gentiles? Or better said -- that of unifying humanity? How did that get accomplished by the cross? How is that important historically? And is this still an important and relevant truth today-- how? How can it help us understand our current world?

5. Ephesians tells us: you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellowcitizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. How does this verse make you feel? How, and to whom, could this verse be important, encouraging or comforting?

6. How is our citizenship in heaven both a current reality and a future happening? Are you sure of your citizen status? What makes you sure? If you are unsure -- are there questions you need to ask or information you need to attain from your small group, the Bible, or trusted Christian friends?

7. First, what is your opinion of Nationalism, Patriotism and “Kingdomism”?

8. Secondly, One of Kile’s Key Truths is: We are more likely to be united when we switch from a POLITICAL mindset to a KINGDOM mindset. How could you embrace this and practice this in your own life and in your current relationships?

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