The Campaign for Christ (1 of 7) by Roger Thomas

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The Campaign for Christ (1 of 7)
Series: The Passions of Christ
Roger Thomas
Mark 8:27-38


Introduction: In case you haven't noticed, it's campaign season. This week Missourians get their shot at the presidential primary ballot. For weeks now, the national news has been all about the contest for president. Soon the state and local contests will heat up. You haven't seen anything yet. Wait until next fall. Even the most rabid political junkie will get more than his fill of debates, speeches, ads, and a fair share of mud slinging. It's campaign season!

Today I want to announce another campaign season. Don't worry I'm not running for anything. Nor am I going to throw my political influence into anybody's election for anything. All of my political influence and seventy-nine cents might get you a Krispy Krème donut. I am talking about a different campaign--one that is infinitely more important and more personal.

For the next ten weeks or so, I will be calling for your vote. I am asking you to make your choice for the Lord and Savior of your life. I am not only asking for your vote. I am also asking you to get involved in the campaign. Of course, you know the name I am placing in nomination for the top spot on your ticket of life. If I didn't believe that Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ alone, deserved your vote and your support I wouldn't be before you today. I am unashamedly and without reservation asking you to decide who gets your vote as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

I am really quite serious about this. I don't want this to sound like I am trivializing the political debate that is taking place around us. In a free and open society such as ours, elections do matter. Your participation is important. But whom you vote for is not nearly as important and life changing as what you do with Jesus Christ.

Some of you are probably thinking, "I have already made that decision. Of course, I believe in Jesus Christ or I wouldn't be ...


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