Walking with Jesus During this Election

Some thoughts about walking with Jesus during this Election Season:

  • Non-Jesus followers often get turned off by Jesus followers campaigning for a candidate harder than they ever work for Jesus.  Big disconnect.
  • Both Trump and Clinton are evil people.  So are you.  So am I.  It’s part of the whole “All have sinned” thing of Romans 3:23.  Trump and Clinton need a Savior, just like me.  And you.
  • Only Jesus can bring you peace and satisfy your soul.  Don’t expect any politician to do that.
  • If I am a Jesus follower, I want to speak in such a way so that people say “You know, that sounds like something Jesus would say.”
  • If Jesus isn’t challenging my politics, chances are good either I am not listening, or I’m trying to hide something.
  • Politicians knows that anxiety and anger are powerful motivators in an election.  Our Savior told us: “My peace I leave with you,” “Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe in me,” and “Do not say to your brother ‘You fool’ or you will be in danger of hell fire.”
  • As a Jesus follower, I am need to be just like Jesus:  kind, compassionate, and forgiving.  That means I am ready to forgive Trump and Clinton.  I will have compassion for Democrats and Republicans.
  • Jesus followers know that elections impact the short-term.  Long term, we know the outcome.
  • It only takes 10% of a group to change the behavior of the whole group.  What would happen if 30 million Jesus followers took Jesus seriously this election and lived out Ephesians 4:29-32?  We might change the whole country!

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