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October 18, 2016, 1:49 PM

What are we worried about?

Here we go! With todays media coverage, the "political"season never really ends. There has been nonstop coverage of the current presidential election for the last 18 months. Now the conventions are over and we are down to two candidates. Some people are excited, a lot of people are concerned.

I am convinced that we are worried about the wrong thing. We to often look at our candidates with the thought of who will do the most for me. Who will do what I want?  Who will turn the United States back to God?  In 1 Timothy 2, Paul writes to Timothy that we should be praying for our "kings and those in high places" so that we may "live quiet, peaceful and godly lives."

As Christians, we have a great responsibility. Though we should be involved in the political process, our first concern should be the gospel. Are we more concerned with which candidate is lying than we are if those around us are going to Hell? Paul tells Timothy that we are to pray for them so we can live godly lives, so that we can love God and love people.

Some argue that if we do not have the right candidate in charge, we will lose our freedom of religion. If that argument is true, then shouldn't the need to share the gospel be even more urgent? The gospel knows no political party or candidate. The gospel celebrates no government or economic system.

The gospel is love. The gospel is the only thing that saves souls.




October 18, 2016, 1:43 PM

A Note From Pastor Doug

My name is Doug Ellison. I have been blessed with a wife that is out of my league. Heather and I have been married since August of 1996.  We have three children; Kaitlynn, Jimmy, and Lillie.  We are originally from the Kansas City, MO area where I went to school at Midwestern College and was a Youth Minister for four years.  I came to western Kansas in July of 2007 as the Associate / Youth Pastor of Faith Fellowship Church where I now serve as a Senior Pastor.

My goal for this blog is to write, share things and inspire people into a life with Christ.   The greatest thing about the word of God is its relevancy.  No matter where you are in life, what you are going through, God’s word will help you.  God’s word is not just for the young or the old, the rich or the poor, the liberal or conservative.  God’s word is for all people, and is useful in all aspects of life.

I love to preach the word of God.  Speaking to people about the truth of who God is and seeing them come to a relationship with Him, is a passion of mine.

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