Sermon for the Watford church of Christ

“Should Christians be involved in Politics?”


  • (1 Timothy 2:1–8 NIV11)
  • (Romans 13:1–5 NIV11)
  • (Luke 20:21–26 NIV11)
  • (Titus 3:1–2 NIV11)
  • (1 Peter 2:12–17 NIV11)
  • (Matthew 28:18 NIV11)
  • (Colossians 2:9–10 NIV11)


  • “Christians should be involved in politics”
  • “Christians should not be involved in politics”

Politicians of christian faith 

  • William Wilberforce: 
    • “Never, never will we desist till we have wiped away this scandal from the Christian name, released ourselves from the load of guilt, under which we at present labour, and extinguished every trace of this bloody traffic, of which our posterity, looking back to the history of these enlightened times, will scarce believe that it has been suffered to exist so long a disgrace and dishonour to this country.”
  • Lord Shaftesbury: 
    • “My religious views are not very popular but they are the views that have sustained and comforted me all though my life. I think a man’s religion, if it is worth anything, should enter into every sphere of life, and rule his conduct in every relation.”

Personal reflection

  • Consider whether God is calling you to influence the political sphere.
  • Whatever channel God provides for you to influence society for the better, use it to the utmost to advance the cause of Christ. 

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