The Ruler of Kings and Presidents
Passage: Revelation 1:1–1:5
Sermon Title: Ruler over Kings and Presidents
Text: Revelation 1:1-5
America’s moral decline is not a political problem that can be solved with partisan politics. America’s moral decline is a spiritual problem that can only by solved with the gospel.
- Ruler of kings on the earth
- Places rulers in leadership
- Gives us dual citizenship in God’s Kingdom and earthly kingdoms
- No human government can advance or thwart the Kingdom of God.
How to live with dual citizenship:
- Respect earthly leaders and kingdoms
Pray for leaders, obey leaders, pay taxes, seek to do good.
We are primarily spiritual beings, not political beings.
- Show true hope to the world
Social justice has always been the responsibility of the church, not the government
- Engage in our real battle
We are not called to wage a culture war to ensure America is a Christian nation. We are called to bring sinful people to salvation through Jesus Christ.