“Essential Attitudes Prior to the Election” Pt. 2
October 16, 2016
The Scriptures are unflinching in their willingness to speak about subjects that are difficult for us.
The Bible speaks clearly and unashamedly about sex and sexuality (consider the Song of Solomon).
The Bible is unafraid to address gender roles in marriage. (I always grin internally when I tell a couple in pre-marital counseling that we’re going to talk about headship and submission; the expression on the guy’s face always says, “Don’t do it, Terry!”)
The Bible is unafraid to talk about sin in all its forms and the only means by which a sinner can be reconciled to God — Christ and the cross.
And the Bible is unafraid to talk about government and leaders and how we are to relate to them. So this morning we want to continue to consider another aspect of this election and how we might respond in a way that honors the Lord and preserves the church-at-large and our body in particular.
We have talked about the government’s responsibility to us and our responsibility to the government. And last week we began talking about the kinds of attitudes that we should have prior to the election. On what should our hearts meditate as we move towards the election? Last week we talked about the role of conscience and the need to preserve and train our own consciences. This morning, we will identify three more essential attitudes to cultivate prior to the election:
What kind of attitudes should the believer cultivate prior to the election?
- Preserve (and Train) Your Conscience
- Protect Our Unity (Eph. 4:1-3)
- Lovingly endure with one another (vv. 1-2)
- Actively preserve our unity (v. 3)
- Speak with Grace (Eph. 4:25-32)
- Remember Your Citizenship (1 Pt. 2:11; Phil. 3:20-21)
Download the rest of this sermon on attitudes to cultivate in anticipation of the election.
The audio will be posted on the GBC website later today.