Electing A President While Surrendered To A King
The Oval Office is up for grabs.
The throne in the midst of all things is not.
I can’t remember a presidential election in my lifetime that has captivated the consciousness of Americans more than this one.
I also can’t remember a time when so many of my friends have had differing opinions about who to vote for. If you find yourself in a conversation with someone who shares with you who they are voting for and you differ in your opinion, let me encourage you to ask them this: “Tell me more about why?” It doesn’t help the conversation as much if you say, “How can you do this when . . . ?”
We must be wary of sacrificing our witness for Jesus on the altar of uncivil discourse.
Originally, I wasn’t planning on centering my message this week on what’s transpiring right now in our country. I had only intended to take couple of minutes at the very beginning of my next sermon to address the election. To my surprise, it grew into more than a couple of minutes. So this weekend, we’re pressing “pause” on the current series we’re in. If you want a head start on the weekend, consider 1 Timothy 2:1-8a.
You can only vote once. But there’s no limit as to how often you can pray. And apparently that mattered to Jesus. (Consider Luke 18:1.)
See You Thursday night or Sunday!
Grace and Peace,
Posted on Wed, November 2, 2016
by Chris Seidman