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Politics is the art or science of government.

Finally, the devil took Jesus up on a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms on earth and their power. The devil said to him, "I will give all this to you, if you will bow down and worship me." Jesus answered, "Go away Satan! The Scriptures say: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve only him.'"

-Matthew 4:8-10

My must be what informs my decisions, not the other way around.

You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”

 -Mark 12:30-31

Put on Your Voting Cap:

C =

A =

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Dangers as Christians Engage in Politics:

1. We forget that the real danger to Christianity is .

2. I’m doing nothing more than .

3. I talk people instead of people.

4. When I fail to keep perspective of the .

2 Things I Must Do After the Election:

1. Don’t .

Everyone must submit to the governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.

 -Romans 13:1

Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.

 -Hebrews 13:17

2. I must for the President and all my leaders.

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.

 -1 Timothy 2:1-4

To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1. How have you typically chosen candidates to vote for? How has this message helped you in choosing in the future?

2. Which of the dangers are you most prone to

3. How does Romans 13:1, Hebrews 13:17 and 1 Timothy 2:1-4 challenge you?

4. What is your next step as a result of this message?