Summary: I am concerned about the Home of today and concerned about the Home of tomorrow. I am concerned about the Church of today and concerned about the Church of tomorrow. I am concerned about the America of today and concerned about the America of tomorr
This morning as we have gathered here this 4th of July, I would like to bring a message on “As the Home Goes, So Goes the Church And as the Church Goes, So Goes America.”
If you would turn in your Bibles to Psalms 78 and hold that place as we will be referring to this passage all through the message.
Join me this morning as we pray.
We need God in America Again!
I am concerned about the Home of today and concerned about the Home of tomorrow.
I am concerned about the Church of today and concerned about the Church of tomorrow.
I am concerned about the America of today and concerned about the America of tomorrow.
Yes, I am concerned about the Generation of today and concerned about the Generation of tomorrow.
What legacy will we leave?
What is the America of tomorrow?
God had blessed the country of Israel.
I want to lay three thoughts on your heart this morning.
Now God had blessed Israel.
But Israel defiled the land and rebelled against God.
We need to Review our History (verse 4-6)
4We will not hide them from their children, Telling to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done. 5For He established a testimony in Jacob, And appointed a law in Israel, Which He commanded our fathers, That they should make them known to their children; 6 That the generation to come might know them, The children who would be born, That they may arise and declare them to their children, Psalm 78:4-6 (NKJV)
What are these scriptures saying?
Listen up Israel you are to review your history. You are to teach it to your children.
Listen up America you are to review your history. You are to teach it to your children.
Fathers hear is a requirement from God, you are to be a teacher of history.
Fathers this scripture is saying to you today, that you are to teach your children history.
We need to review our history.
Our children must be taught our Christian heritage.
We need to show our children what God has done for us in the past.
Fathers you are to teach the great heritage of the Christian faith.
A little boy said to his mother. Mother you know that vase that has been pasted down from generation to generation, well this generation just dropped it.
I am afraid that we have a generation that is dropping the heritage of our great nation.
Fathers are to teach Christian and national history.
What is the history of America?
The revisionists have tried to take it away from us.
On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed.
But something happened since Jefferson called the Bible the cornerstone
For American liberty then put it in our schools as a light
Or since "Give me liberty, or give me death,"
Patrick Henry said Our country was founded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ
We eliminated God from the equation of American life
Thus eliminating the reason this nation first began.
From beyond the grave I hear the voices of our founding fathers plead
You need God in America again
Now the ACLU, the humanist, and the anti-godless don’t want us to recognize that.
We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are endowed by their creator.
They believed in creation, we can’t even teach creationism in our schools today.
Notice how the Declaration of Independence closes.
With the firm reliance on the protection of divine providence.
What is divine providence? It’s just a synonym for almighty God.
The fourth president of the United States and the Architect of the Declaration of Independence said that; “we have staked the whole future of the United States of America civilization, not on the power of government, far from it.
We have staked the future on the capacity on each and all of us to govern ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.” (James Madison)
We need to Renew our Memory (verse 7-11)
7That they may set their hope in God, And not forget the works of God, But keep His commandments;
8And may not be like their fathers, A stubborn and rebellious generation, A generation that did not set its heart aright, And whose spirit was not faithful to God. 9The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows, Turned back in the day of battle. 10They did not keep the covenant of God; They refused to walk in His law, 11And forgot His works And His wonders that He had shown them. Psalm 78:7-11 (NKJV)
Look at Ephraim
America has a memory loss.
There are three kinds of memory killers.