The Institute for Christian Citizenship & Statesmanship

The Institute for Christian Citizenship and Statesmanship
UNDER DEVELOPMENT

Training Christians in the biblical principles of citizenship & statesmanship

“For Such a Time as This”

Week 1 – The Nature of Freedom and Liberty

  • The Cycle of Freedom
  • Bible Study on Freedom and Liberty
  • Definition of Liberty
  • Definition of other Words
  • Character and Virtue – the bedrocks
  • Overview – Theology, Proverbs, History – also Personal commands vs. commands to civic govt.

Reading and Resources

  • 1775-07-07 – The Duty of Standing Fast in Spiritual and Civil Liberties, Jacob Duche
  • The Cycle of Freedom Card
  • Article 1 – Are the Scales Falling from Our Eyes ?
  • Article 2 – The meaning of Words – John Roberts – words no longer matter

Additional Items

  • Cycle of Freedom Cards

Week 2 – The Structures of Freedom and Liberty

  • The Reformation
  • The Four Structures of a Healthy Society
  • The Early Part of the Pilgrim Story
  • The Pilgrims bringing the seed

Reading and Resources

  • Four Structures of a Healthy Society – Handout
  • Article 1 – Totalitarianism

Week 3 – The Pilgrim Story

  • Their coming here
  • The Mayflower Compact
  • God’s Providences
  • The 5 Pilgrim Keys

Reading and Resources

  • 1620 – Letter to the Pilgrims – Pastor John Robinson
  • 1620 – The Mayflower Compact
  • 1630 – City on a Hill Sermon – A Model of Christian Charity – John Winthrop

Week 4 – The Pulpit of the American Revolution

  • Stories of Pastors – their courage, boldness, and manliness
  • Sermon Samples from the Period

Reading and Resources

  • Pastors Biography

Week 5– The Declaration of Independence

  • 9 Key Concepts Everyone Should Know
  • The Biblical Principles of the DOI
  • 25 Declarations the DOI makes
  • The Names of God

Reading and Resources

  • 1776-04-19- Jonas Clark – Gods Providence and Protection
  • The Declaration of Independence w/ helps
  • Article 1

Additional Items

  • Appeal to Heaven Flag

Week 6– God’s Providences During the Revolutionary War

  • Gods Providences During Revolutionary War
  • Gods Providences Post War
  • Gods Providences as Judgment

Reading and Resources

  • 1776-05-17- John Witherspoon – God’s Providences – evident to all
  • 1789-04-30 – George Washington – Inaugural Address
  • Article 1

Week 7– The U.S. Constitution

  • DOI and Constitution Work Together
  • The Biblical Principles of the Constitution
  • 5 Key Concepts of US Constitution
  • Apple of Gold, Frame of Silver

Reading and Resources

  • Read the US Constitution
  • 1798-09-17 – George Washington’s Farewell Address
  • Article 1
  • Article 2

Additional Items

  • Apple of Gold Plaque

 

Week 8– The U.S. Constitutional System

  • Vertical Separation
  • Checks and Balances
  • Judiciary to be feared
  • Item

Reading and Resources

  • PDF Book – Understanding the US Constitutional System

 

Week 9 – The Bill of Rights

  • The Bill of Rights
  • What the First Amendment Really Says
  • The History of Separation of Church and State
  • the articles
  • first amendment, second, 9, 10

Reading and Resources

 

Week10– The Duty of Keeping Government in Check

  • Biblical Principles of Government – Romans 13
  • The Nature of Man
  • The Nature of Government

Reading and Resources

  • 1750-01-30 – Concerning Unlimited Submission – Jonathan Mayhew Sermon

Week 11– Christian Citizenship– what it looks like

  • Steward of Your Vote
  • Character in Office
  • Salt, Light, Truth, Wisdom on the Issues

Reading and Resources

Week 12– Christian Statesmanship – what it looks like

  • Special panel discussion – Rob Byran, Dan Bishop, Matt Joyner, others….

Reading and Resources

  • The Bible and Cultural Issues – Wayne Grudeman

 

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