As we face this election remember:

1. God is our .

2. God is in .

3. God’s will .

Todd Huff – Host of The Todd Huff Show

How to vote:

Clarify (Scripture)

Be & seek

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1 Timothy 2:1-4 NLT 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.

Ephesians 4:2-4 NLT Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future.

This week: .

Next week: the !

  Matthew 22:17,19-22

If I want to survive the vote I need to answer three and make three :

1. What is my ?

  John 17:14

  Colossians 3:1-2

2. Where is my ?

  Psalm 20:7

  1 Peter 1:13

3. Who is my ?

  Romans 13:1-10

  1 Peter 2:13

  Proverbs 19:21

1. Choose over .

2. Choose over .

3. Choose over .

When you think about suffering, what comes to mind? Do you envision bedraggled children with distended stomachs, a hospital patient hooked up to life-sustaining medical equipment, or a courageous veteran dealing with the aftermath of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Adversity seems to be a common denominator to human existence, but what does the Bible have to say about suffering?

Jesus spoke to His disciples about suffering. One of the most well-known verses reads, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Matthew 16:24 ESV). The Greek word for cross in this verse is staurós. It refers to the crossbeam which the lowest criminals carried as they trudged toward their execution. The cross symbolized degradation and indescribable pain as well as sacrifice.

While the invitation to eternal life is free, it comes at a price–certain suffering.


John 20:24-28 NLT One of the twelve disciples, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin), was not with the others when Jesus came. They told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he replied, “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in his side.” Eight days later the disciples were together again, and this time Thomas was with them. The doors were locked; but suddenly, as before, Jesus was standing among them. “Peace be with you,” he said. Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!” “My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed. 

  • left unchecked will bring a darkness to your faith and will cloud your ability to trust God.

Matthew 28:16-17 NLT Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him-but some of them doubted!

  • can leave you .

Follow the example of :

  • the Doubt
  • Remain
  • Deal with the

1 Corinthians 13:12 NLT Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, [now we have confusion, misunderstanding, doubts, and questions] but then we will see everything with perfect clarity [when we see Jesus face to face- not yet]. All that I know now is partial and incomplete [with questions and doubts], but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.

  • Make a  

John 20:28 NLT “My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed.

John 20:29 NLT Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.”

1 Peter 1:8-9 NLT You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.

  • it away

  • What is my ? Remind yourself of the answers you found and what you decided.

1 John 1:7 NLT But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.