There is much debate and turmoil surrounding the upcoming American presidential election, even among the people of God. But we do not ultimately follow the church. We follow Jesus. And after the “storm” of this political season is over, He will still be on His throne.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS
- What was one thing from this message that you found particularly helpful, challenging, or encouraging?
- Read and discuss Proverbs 29:2. In what ways is our nation “groaning”?
- In what ways should we apply a biblical worldview to all the political issues of our day? Do you find this difficult to do?
- What is the difference between moral issues and ethical issues? Which do you weigh more heavily?
- Do you find it difficult to have dialogue without divisiveness? What scriptures or biblical principles speak to this?
- How do generational divides affect us, even within the church?
- Read and discuss John 3:19-20, 7:7. How do you see this at work today? How have you experienced this personally?
- Discuss this statement: “Love is not to be construed as agreement, and disagreement is not to be construed as hate.” How does the world treat its enemies? How are followers of Jesus to treat our enemies?
- Read through “The Parable of Spiritual Frisking” here. In what ways can you relate?
- How does the gospel of Jesus Christ give us “calm after the storm”? In what ways do you need to trust and follow Jesus, regardless of the outcome of the election? Spend some time in prayer for the things you’ve discussed.