First Baptist Church, Elgin TX
Things I’m Thankful For – Wk. 1
November 8, 2020
Main Scripture Reference(s)
1 Samuel 8:1-9

Things I’m Thankful For – Wk. 1

November 8, 2020 / 1 Samuel 8:1-9

Things I’m Thankful For (Wk. 1)


1. Because of our fallen nature, we are tempted to seek through worldly, political

  • 1 Samuel 8:4-5
  • Matthew 4:8-9
  • John 6:15

2. These worldly rulers and governments will , and will ultimately never what our hearts long for.

  • Job 12:23

3. This misplaced by mankind points to a much deeper spiritual .

  • Ecclesiastes 3:11

4. Jesus came to the coming, tangible, Kingdom of God – where He will forever.

  • Luke 1:32-33


1. Realize the .

2. Understand and the desire of your heart for rulership.

3. Turn to Jesus as .

4. Give for a King who reigns forever.

Family Discussion Points:

*Open by reading 1 Samuel 8:1-9.

  1. Looking at your emotions, thoughts and behaviors related to politics, how much security do you put in worldly governmental rule? How does remembering God’s sovereignty impact your responses?
  2. Like the Israelites, why do you think we put such an emphasis on tangible rulership?
  3. Knowing that leaders and even nations come and go, why do you think we allow ourselves to get so attached to individuals, parties, and nations?
  4. What deeper need or desire are we trying to satisfy with worldly rulership?
  5. If God has placed a desire for His eternal rule on our hearts, why do we seek security in lesser tangible leaders?
  6. We know that God is sovereign over the rise and fall of nations. How does the constant change in worldly leadership lead to anxiety, stress and frustration in life? Should it?
  7. How does knowing that Jesus reigns forever bring you peace in an ever-changing political environment? Are you at peace right now? If not, what are some things you can do this week to intentionally rely and rest on God’s rulership?

*Close by thanking Jesus for sitting on His throne now and forever.


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