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Some of you may have noticed that there is an election coming up, an election that is trying and troubling the souls of many. It has a lot of Christians wondering where God is in all of this. I have decided to address this in a three part series of sermons on election and elections. I want to ground our confidence in our sovereign God and to do that I want to begin by reminding you of your personal confidence in God’s choosing of you before addressing our national confidence in God choosing our leaders. As we consider the doctrine of God’s choosing or God’s election, let’s be clear about one thing. We are not talking about an idea that was invented in the sixteenth century. We are not preaching Calvinism, we are preaching the Bible. Almost all Christians believe and affirm God is sovereign. After all it’s crucial to God being God. He personally spoke everything into existence. He has absolute, eternal sovereign power and authority over everything. You ask just about any Christian, “Is God sovereign?” and he will tell you, yes. But as soon as you ask, “Is God sovereign over who is saved and who is not, or who receives grace and who does not?” all of a sudden there are explanations, “well you see in this particular matter God actually leaves it up to us and well, there is the matter of free will, you know, and well if we weren’t free to decide then that would be unfair, and salvation would not be based on love” and well you get my point. God is sovereign over everything except our salvation. Let’s ask five questions about election and answer them from Ephesians 1.