Questions to Ponder:
1. The sermon began with an illustration from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe where “King Aslan” is portrayed. What is your reaction to this portrayal of King Jesus?
2. When you hear the ‘politics of Jesus’, what does that mean, especially if the word politics wasn’t used until the 16th Century?
3. One of the concerns of all of Scripture, is that the Church and the faithful are always in danger of being swallowed up by the surrounding culture. What does this mean for the faithful today?
4. The sermon stated that all of Scripture, both the Old Testament and the New Testament follow a trajectory pointing to an ultimate King, who is Jesus. Can you think of other Bible stories (beside 1 Samuel 8) that speak of Kings and rulers?
5. The Politics of Jesus begs the question—Who is in charge? Stop for a moment and ponder that for your life. Ask yourself honestly, who is in charge? Does this answer surprise you?
6. How can we submit to the Kingship of Jesus in our daily lives?
Loving God, open our ears to hear your word and draw us closer to you, that the whole world may be one with you as you are one with us in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.