by Scott Sauls, Teaching Elder at Christ Presbyterian Church, Nashville

Editor’s Note: This video was recorded at the 2016 General Assembly and originally published in November 2016, but Sauls’ observations remain just as relevant today.

We’re nearing the end of an “inflammatory” political season. It might be a good time, then — and a refreshing reminder — to reflect on the truth that among Jesus’ original disciples, two were political opponents: Simon the Zealot, who believed government should remain hands-off. And Matthew, the government-employed tax collector.

It is interesting, Scott Sauls notes, that of the four Gospel writers only one — Matthew — points this out. Perhaps he’s directing readers to another King, and a greater kingdom.