Pastor's Post for November

 Pastor's Post

Have Hope and Share It!

 November 3rd will be a pivotal date in the life of our nation and have a far-reaching impact on the entire world. In this year’s elections, God will place who He wills into each position to deliver either His judgement or mercy upon us. You can be sure of this; many feel like the world will come to an end if their favorite candidate does not win. No matter where you stand on the political spectrum, may I remind you that God is still in control of this entire universe.

 If you will indulge me for a moment by reading one of the verses from our Revelation Sermon Series that began last Sunday.  (Revelation 1:8) “I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end, says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One.” God reminds us that He is in control, contrary of what any man or woman may think. As fast as culture changes in today’s world, God remains unchanging.  He is the beginning, end and everything in between.

 As the election approaches, study the candidates on where they stand on issues. Search God’s Word for clarity. Allow God to sway you to vote in the direction that falls in line with His word which is unchanging. Finally, regardless of who wins there will be people who are absolutely devastated. In those dark times, the light of Christ can shine the brightest. Be ready to give others a reason for the hope you have, regardless of how they voted.

 (1 Peter 3:15) If someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it.

 Explain that Jesus loves them. His love is proven and unchanging throughout history. No matter who God places in authority over us, He is still in control. You can have hope today in Christ. Place your faith in Him and watch Him work through you. Though this world may change, God never will. Rejoice in that fact. Have hope and share it with others today.

 In Him,

Pastor James