STRATEGY • Election Year Strategies: • Define the Issues • Define the Priorities • Define the Candidates • Rile, Rinse, Repeat
STRATEGY • Blow Someone’s Mind… • Pro Choice? • Pro Life? • Answer: “Both. I’m a ‘Pro.’” • PROfessor and PROclaimer that God gave both choice AND life.
John 12:46 I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.
THE STAKES • Abortion Statistics • Worldwide • 42,000,000 Per Year • 115,000 Per Day • United States • 1,370,000 Per Year (1996) • 3,700 – 4,000 Per Day
THE STAKES • Worldwide Death Rate (2005) • 6,446,131,400 Population • 56,597,034 Per Year • 155,000 Per Day
THE STAKES • Applying the Math… • 155,000 Deaths Per Day • 10% Know Jesus • 139,500 • 5,813 Per Hour • 97 Per Minute • 1.6 Per Second
SYMPTOMS • Treating Symptoms: • What a great a noble temptation! • Logic is useless to the lost. • Isaiah 5:20 • Cure the disease! • Mark 2:17
Acts 10:34-35 Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.”
1 Timothy 2:1-4 I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
Romans 10:11-13 As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame."For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
REDISTRICTING Where is your citizenship? Should we not be concerned with the political affairs that surround us? Do we not have political responsibilities?
Romans 13:1 Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
REDISTRICTING • But wait! Surely not… • Babylon and Assyria? • Jesus crucified? • Paul’s appeal? • Antichrist seated?
REDISTRICTING • Wheat and Tares (Matt 13) • Grow together. • Mature. • At “harvest,” distinguishable. • Wheat > Barn • Tares > Burned • Near “harvest” • Bearing vs. Choking
APPLICATION Define your Issues Define your Priorities Abolish the Candidates Act on your Citizenship
APPLICATION Re-Read 1 Peter 2:9-17 Separation of Church and State? Separation of State from Church!