A Biblical Response to Election Results

A Biblical Response to Election Results

my sermon from last Sunday:

  1. Pray (1 Timothy 2:1-4)
    1. How?
      1. Supplications
      2. Prayers
      3. Intercessions
      4. Thanksgivings
    2. Why?
      1. That we would be free to worship
      2. That we would be free to serve both God and man
      3. That all men, including our leaders, would be saved
  2. Submit (1 Peter 2:13-16)
    1. How?
      1. By obeying, putting yourself under control, subjecting yourself to
      2. By doing and encouraging the good
      3. By acting as free men
      4. By using your freedom for others’ good instead of your own
    2. Why?
      1. It’s the will of God.
      2. To silence the ignorance of foolish men.
  3. Honor (1 Peter 2:17)
    1. How?
      1. Love the brotherhood.
      2. Honor the king, but fear God.
    2. Why?
      1. i. “The honor is the recognition of the value of each man in his place as the creature of God.” (Expositor’s Bible Commentary)

How to Respond to the Election

  1. Pray for President Obama, Governor Christie, and all other elected officials and decision-makers more than you complain about them.
  2. Obey (in both attitude and action) all laws that do not contradict God’s commands.
  3. Do good to all men, and encourage all men to do good.
  4. Commit yourself to “speak evil of no one” and “to avoid quarreling” about politics.

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