Does The Election Really Matter “Yes or No” Part 2

Does the Election Matter…Yes and No – Part 2

The winner of any election is  ___________________ by God.  Romans 13:1

13 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

We have no idea which candidate is best for the __________________ of the kingdom of God.

The reason this election matters ________ much to the followers of Jesus is that this world matters __________ much to the followers of Jesus.

Though the New Testament was written at a time when the government was very hostile to the followers of Jesus there is not a ______________ command to overthrow or challenge the government.

1 Peter 2:11-17

Living Godly Lives in a Pagan Society

11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.

13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. 17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.

Elections matter to God because ______________ matter to God.

It is more important how Jesus followers  ____________ than how they cast their  __________.

The election matters because people who are not followers of Jesus are _______________ how the followers of Jesus act.

The 2016 election is ______________ by God to ____________ people to Jesus.

This will not happen through a ________________ debate but can happen through your _______________ debate.  (vs 15) For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.

The role of the follower of Jesus is one of _____________________.

Acts 26:28-29

28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?”

29 Paul replied, “Short time or long—I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.”

Being persuasive about the gospel involves both _____________ and __________________.

Are you ______________ up influence in the way you are ______________ on about the election?

Your one __________ doesn’t matter but your one ___________ on Facebook or your one _______________ to your friend might matter greatly.

You can ___________ the election no matter which candidate is elected.