God’s Heart for Government Officials

September 22, 2011

 

How does God feel about government?

Is government a demonic conspiracy, a necessary evil, or an institution that was created to bring God glory–both now and in the future?

We will touch on that a little bit this Sunday in our discussion about the account in the Book of Acts regarding the Ethiopian Eunuch.

But mostly, we will talk about God’s heart for government officials.

Throughout the Old Testament, it turns out that many of the heroes of the faith actually had their biggest spiritual impacts while working in the government profession:  including Joseph, David, Daniel, Nehemiah, and Esther.

It will be interesting to keep that in mind as we are reflecting on the account of the early church in the Book of Acts.  This Sunday, we see the first account of God’s dealings with a govenment official in the newly born church.

Read it ahead of time for yourself. I think you will find that Acts 8:26-40, which will be the centerpiece for our discussion, is a beautiful story about God’s love for a government official, and the opportunity the man Philip had to be a key instrument in communicating God’s love to him.

Come and join us on Sunday at 5 PM as we CONNECT in shared space at 5413 Blue Ridge Cutoff, as we share a Sermon called “God’s Heart for Government Officials”.