“How Christians Should Vote” Sermon Notes

“How Christians Should Vote”

Matthew 5:13; Romans 13:1-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-4
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet” (Matt. 5:13, CSB).
As citizens of God’s kingdom, we should select leaders who will govern a nation according to God’s principles.
“Let everyone submit to the governing authorities, since there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are instituted by God. 2 So then, the one who resists the authority is opposing God’s command, and those who oppose it will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you want to be unafraid of the one in authority? Do what is good, and you will have its approval. 4 For it is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, because it does not carry the sword for no reason. For it is God’s servant, an avenger that brings wrath on the one who does wrong. 5 Therefore, you must submit, not only because of wrath but also because of your conscience. 6 And for this reason you pay taxes, since the authorities are God’s servants, continually attending to these tasks. 7 Pay your obligations to everyone: taxes to those you owe taxes, tolls to those you owe tolls, respect to those you owe respect, and honor to those you owe honor” (Rom. 13:1-7, CSB).
“The governing authorities that exist are instituted by God” (Rom. 13:1, CSB).
Ps. 22:28 says, “Kingship belongs to the Lord; He rules the nations” (CSB).
“The Lord has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all” (Ps. 103:19, CSB).
“The Most High is ruler over human kingdoms” (Dan. 4:17) and “Heaven rules” (Dan. 4:26).


October 4, 2020 Weekly Bulletin

New Hope Baptist Church exists to make disciples who:
Know God– through weekly worship and teaching
Find Community– in weekly LifeGroup gatherings
Make Disciples– in yearly Discipleship Groups (D-Groups)
Change the World– through missions, evangelism, and volunteering.

 Men’s Prayer Breakfast

Tuesday mornings at 7:30am
Join us for food, fellowship, study and prayer. We would love to see you here!

 Fall Festival

October 28 at 6pm
Bring the whole family for food, trunk or treat, games, a Gospel scavenger hunt and a photo booth.
**Volunteers are needed to provide trunks and serve at booths. Sign up at the table outside the Sanctuary or email wayne@newhopeforyou.com 

Life Groups

Looking for a way to connect with other believers?We have small-group classes for all ages.
Join us Sunday mornings at 9am and Wednesday Evenings at 6:30pm. Contact Pastor Wayne at wayne@newhopeforyou.com for help finding the Life Group that will be the best fit for you.

 Women’s Bible Study

New Wednesday night Bible study beginning October 7.
“28 Day Prayer Journey. Enjoying Deeper Conversations with God” written by Chrystal Evans Hurst. Books will be available for $12.99. If you have any questions contact the church office at (615) 883-6709.

 Women’s Event

We will have a “Brown Bag Lunch” Saturday, October 17th from 11:00am-1:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring your lunch. Water and desserts will be provided by the Women’s Ministry team.

 Pastor Search Team

Please be in prayer for our Pastor Search Team members: Terry Dawson, Jim Ezell, Kasey Greene, Patricia Murphy, Beth Pulley, Pat Scales, and Jason Thomas.

 New Hope Kids

D-Group Jr– Cereal Night this Wednesday at 6:30pm


Sunday morning Life Groups at 9am
Altitude is meeting in person on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm.
If you unable to meet in person, you can join us on Zoom Sunday and Wednesday Evenings at 6:30.