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You’ve heard the expression “Rally Around the Flag.” It is where our national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner” comes from. Francis Scott Key, as a prisoner aboard a British ship, saw the American flag still flying over Fort McHenry in the early morning hours of September 14, 1814. Today we still use the “Rally Around” phraseology. Listen to these recent headlines:

Supporters Rally Around Property Tax Resolution

Tulsa World, March 19th

Fans Continue to Rally Around Morningside Champs

KCAU-TV, Sioux City, IA - March 18th

Neighbors Rally Around Mother After Home Invasion

NewsChannel 5, Nashville TN - March 16th

Scholars Rally Around Embattled Professor

The Jewish Daily Forward, March 11th

It seems there is always a cause or a person to rally around. And it seems like we need something special to get us to rally. My question for you this morning is this: What do you rally around when

it comes to your Christian faith? Do you rally around anything? Does it even matter? It seems as if Jesus thought so!

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. John 3:14,15

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