Following Jesus in an Election Year


kingdom decision graphic“Do not trust in princes,
 in mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.” Psalm 146:3

What words describe how you feel about election years? This election year? Fascinating, frustrating, exciting, maddening… What do you feel when you watch debates, ads, new talk about candidates? How do you speak about the candidates and the election in general? What are your thoughts today about voting? Can you say you are totally great with any of candidates?

For the next five weeks we are going to seek a biblical perspective on how to follow Jesus through an election season. The Bible has much to say about human government, authority and how we are to relate to them as His followers.

We will examine several biblical truths that should calm our fears enough to think straight and act wisely. You might be tempted today to say, “Yes, but…” more than once.  That’s fine but if you do- I kind of hope you do. But please stay with us for the whole series.

I encourage you to look closely at what God’s word really says and ask His Spirit to guide you in understanding what it means for us now. I’m not going to tell you who to vote for. My hope is that your heart will find solid footing in Jesus’ kingdom perspective that it is not shaken no matter what the outcome. That’s all I’ll say for now so I don’t tip my hand too much.

There is no question that this is a critical time in our country. That makes it most critical that followers of Christ really follow Him in how we engage the process. I hope you will make it a priority to join us the next five weeks as we wrestle with what it looks like to follow Jesus in a time like this. The two worship options are 9:15 or 11:00. As you prepare for the weekend worship, ask yourself what you are most hoping for at the end of this election season.

The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains, The world, and those who dwell in it. Psalm 24:1

“He makes the nations great, then destroys them;
 He enlarges the nations, then leads them away. He deprives of intelligence the chiefs of the earth’s people
 and makes them wander in a pathless waste. They grope in darkness with no light,
 and He makes them stagger like a drunken man.” Job 12:23-25