Every four years our nation has the opportunity to make a decision that will shape our future — our presidential election. With our election coming, a few things are obvious—1. No matter what the current president has done, his opposition will see him as the worst president in the history of America. 2. There will be plenty of men and women who are sure that they can do the job FAR BETTER than the current president. 3. Every candidate will make hundreds of promises that they will never fulfill. 4. Several candidates will make the case that if Jesus was alive today, He would vote for them.
Tonight we are continuing our study through the book of Samuel. In Samuel’s farewell address, he shows the fallacy of having a man as your king (especially when you can have God) and then instructs the people to follow God.
I believe with all my heart that there is no politician who can fix the moral problems of our country. I believe that there is no politician who can turn the people of this nation back to God. I believe in my heart of hearts that the only way for the people of America to come to know Jesus and live in a way that honors him is for the church to return to its first calling—the Great Commission. Laws don’t save people, Jesus does. If we truly desire to change this country, we must take the energy that we will expend talking, thinking and politicking and turn it into sharing the gospel. Only Christ can change the heart, and only a changed heart can lead you to live for Christ.