January 21, 2021
The Biden Inauguration and the Future of the Republican Party | Christian Musician’s Mission of Fighting Human Trafficking
The President of the United States asked all Americans to seek unity. So, what do we, as Christians bring to that conversation?
- We find common ground for the common good; agreeing and working together where can AND disagreeing with civility and grace where we cannot.
As Christians, we experience a unity unknown to the world. A unity Jesus prayed would be a demonstration of God’s presence and power the world would find undeniable and irresistable.
“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.”
“Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.”
“For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.”
I hope that in reading these verses you hear and understand that the unity spoken of is a unity among believing Christians. Therein lies the challenge I believe we face in the world, no matter who is in the oval office. As Christians we experience a unity with one another that the world does not share. As people who are One with Christ, we are one with each other in a ways the world cannot comprehend.
I Corinthians 1:10
“I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.”
I Peter 3:8
“Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.”
“I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”
So the questions before us include:
1. Unity demonstrated by Body of Christ –
- What variety of unity might we have as fellow citizens of an earthly kingdom with those who do not share the hope of living now and forevermore as citizens of the Kingdom of God?
We cannot answer those questions here today, but those are the questions we MUST ask and seek God’s wisdom to answer.
Ben Johnson – Acton Institute
Ben and Carmen discuss President Biden’s inauguration. It was one filled with his expressions of faith. They weigh in together on the various spiritual themes and also on whether Conservatives/Republicans can return to their roots.
David Zach – Musician and a founding member of Christian band, Remedy Drive
David Zach and Remedy Drive have partnered with The Exodus Road, an organization with a mission to stop human trafficking. Zach himself has spent almost a decade working undercover alongside operatives from The Exodus Road to reveal perpetrators of and save those enslaved in trafficking in Southeast Asia and Latin America.
Other Conversations About Human Trafficking — Awareness, Prevention, and Intervention
Raleigh Sadler: https://reconnectwithcarmen.com/tag/raleigh-sadler/
Kevin Malone: https://reconnectwithcarmen.com/tag/kevin-malone/
Nancy Alcorn: https://reconnectwithcarmen.com/tag/nancy-alcorn/
Charles Martin: https://reconnectwithcarmen.com/tag/charles-martin/
Jeff Barrows, CMDA https://reconnectwithcarmen.com/podcast-hour2-1_19_21/