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MEN AS ROLE-MODELS FOR CHILDREN

I am still struck by a report I heard months ago by an educator studying the needs of the District’s school system. He had found, in studying the children, that up to about the third grade they were bright, ambitious, eager to learn; but that somewhere after that, the boys in particular would become apathetic, hostile, antagonistic. Whatever the reasons, this educator found out that if you put them with male teachers, things changed. Give them men, and they brightened, they worked, they felt proud of themselves. They had role models. And we’ve seen much the same thing in our After-School program. Women volunteers get ignored; men get attention.

We need role models for children. I think the lesson is plain. Men of militant mercy need to get involved with children.

(From a sermon by Joseph Smith, "Men of Militant Mercy" 1/15/2009)

 
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THOM RAINER AND THE UNCHURCHED NEXT DOOR

Thom S. Rainer has written a book entitled "The Unchurched Next Door". He wants people to understand the unchurched in order to better reach them. The premise is that we do not invite our neighbors for all the wrong reasons. He encourages Christians to make the effort to invite others to church that they might hear the Gospel and be saved. The number one reason unchurched people do not come to church is because they have not been invited. Do not quit inviting people because some refused your invitation.

Before you take this sermon and run with it, let me give you some suggestions. Dr. Rainer lists several tough questions that we should ask ourselves before we go out. This is not to get us to stay home, but rather to get us to prepare.

-- How is your prayer life? We will never be able to reach those who are unchurched unless we are a people of prayer.

-- Whom did you tell about Jesus today? The question is not how do you share, but, did you share your faith. The best way to share your faith is to just do it!

-- How is your family life? Satan's most effective tactic is to attack the Christian in his/her family life. Is your faith evident in and to your family life?

-- Do you need to reconcile with someone? We are called to a ministry of reconciliation. "And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation." (2 Cor 5:18 KJV) Jesus said in Matthew 6:13, that we cannot worship until reconciliation is made.

-- Are you committed to your church? It is not "what can the church do for me" but rather "what can I do for my church?" Paul wrote many times thankful for the ministry and people of the churches.

-- Do you love others unconditionally? It is easy to write off people who are not like us. Love the unlovable.

-- Do you have an attitude of gratitude? God was gracious to us. We should be gracious to others and extend mercy.
Will you invite and bring someone to church next Sunday? Most of the un- churched you know are receptive and waiting for you to ask them to come with you. If one does not respond do not quit asking.

"Remember, your circle of fellowship should be larger than your circle of membership" (Randel Trull, DOM, HPBA). Today the circle of the membership is larger than the circle of fellowship. Jim Ellif, writing in the Baptist Press says, "Today it would take 300 people to have 100 attending. In the 1790's it took only 33." In the early 1900's it took 100 to get 300 to attend. The circle of membership exceeds the circle of fellowship. Extend the circle of fellowship and thus the circle of membership in the Kingdom of God. Go and get them.

(From a sermon by Glenn Dunaway, We'll Leave the Light On, 11/25/2010)

 
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THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER

Oh, say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that Star - Spangled Banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty hosts in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, now conceals, now discloses?

Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
n full glory reflected now shines on the stream:
’Tis the star-spangled banner! O long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wiped out their foul footstep’s pollution.

No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.

Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner forever shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
The Defense of Fort McHenry
By Sir Francis Scott Key, 20 September 1814

GOD BLESS AMERICA

God bless A - mer-i-ca____
Land that I love_____
Stand be-side her and guide her__
Thru the night with a light from a - bove____

From the moun-tains____ to the prai-ries___
To the o-ceans white with foam____
God bless A - mer-i-ca___My home sweet home______
God bless A - mer-i-ca___My home sweet home______

Circa 1939
By Irving Berlin

You’re A Grand Old Flag,


You’re A Grand Old Flag,
You’re a high fly-ing flag,
And for-ev-er, in peace, may you wave.__

You’re the em-blem of___ the land I love,
The home of the free and the brave.___

Ev-’ry heart beats true
’neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where ther’s nev-er a boast or brag,___

But, should auld ac-quaint-ance be for-got,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.___



Over there

Over there,__ Over there,____Send the word, send the word o-ver there,___
That the Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming,
The drums rum-- tum-- ming every where._____

So prepare say a prayer
Send the word; send the word to be ware.
We’ll be over, we’re coming over,
And we won’t come back till it’s over… over there.


AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

Oh beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain.
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.


Oh beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassioned stress.
A thoroughfare of freedom beat
Across the wilderness.
America! America!
God mend thine ev’ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law.


Oh beautiful for heroes proved
in liberating strife
Who more than self their country loved,
and mercy more than life
America! America! May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness, And ev’ry gain divine


Oh beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years.
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears.
America! America! God shed his grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.

 
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