This webinar is for all who are frustrated with the direction our country is taking and are looking for ways to address this crisis from a biblical perspective.
The New Testament may be the most important political document ever written. It displays for all to see how Jesus’ understanding of the Realm of God was diametrically opposed to Rome’s notion of Empire. But unless the Empire’s influence is moved from lurking in the background to front and center of the New Testament, we miss seeing what Jesus came to teach us.
An overview of the Roman Empire and its notions of power, piety, and purpose
How they clash with Jesus’ understanding of the Realm of God
The Gospels and the Roman Empire
How Jesus undermined Rome’s influence with his message of equality, servanthood, and self-sacrificing love, and why this led to his death
Paul’s Epistles and the Book of Revelation
How Paul built his congregations on Jesus’ understanding of God’s intentions for the world, and how ours can learn from it
The Powers and Principalities: Empire in our day
How the values of the Roman Empire continue to corrupt governments today, including our own. Why the message of Jesus continues to inflame the powers and principalities, yet can be their salvation