If you were like most kids, throughout your childhood your parents, teachers, and coaches told you to “get along” with the people around you. As we get older, though, oftentimes we realize that this is easier said than done. We struggle to get along with coworkers who refuse to do their share of work. We struggle to get along with neighbors who throw parties on school nights. And perhaps most notably, we struggle to get along with acquaintances, friends, and even family members who hold different political beliefs than we do.
In many ways, politics are designed to create division and pit sides against sides. And it’s not a bad thing to have opposing sides—having varying political perspectives is actually very healthy for a country! But what happens when we choose a political side and lose a relationship in the process? What happens when we prioritize being right over getting along? Is it even possible to take a stand and stay in relationship with someone who has an opposing view?
In this series, as we see the way Jesus navigated the difficult world of politics in His day, we’ll discover what it looks like to choose people over politics no matter what—even when we disagree.