Look for Hope

Series: Change the World: Live the Revolution

January 07, 2018 | Pastor Pete Panitzke

Passage: Matthew 2:1-12

Series Information

When Jesus was born, the Roman Empire enjoyed financial and military success. At the same time, scandals of a sexual nature had become commonplace in the ruling elite. Positions of power were bought and sold. The world was ripe for revolution.

Over the next three centuries, a revolution did take place… the Christian revolution. The Christian faith became the dominate force in the Roman world by 325 AD.

How did the Christian Church change the world? It wasn’t by armed revolt. It wasn’t a result of political intrigue. The world was changed by individual Christians living a revolutionary life, a life of purpose and love that amazed the world around them and led many people to know Christ.

As we begin the new year, it is our prayer that we can change the world too. We won’t study politics or military tactics. We’ll study the revolutionary message… that changed the world of Jesus’ day… that has changed us… and that can change our world today.

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