Summary: The Word of God is made more sure in our command to Love the Lord our God. This same command is seen in our celebration of the lord's Super.
July 3, 2016
Text: Deuteronomy 6:4-5
Subject: There is One True God
Title: I Bow Down
This morning I want to continue with the series we began several weeks ago. The Bible is the Inspired Word of God. Do you believe that?
Last week we moved out into the realm of who God is according to the bible. He is the One True God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Having said that Monday we will celebrate the birth of our nation – our Independence Day. It was the day that we declared our independence from England. At the same time I believe it is the day that we declared our dependence upon the great God of all the universe – the creator and our Savior who has set our nation into motion. There has never been another nation in the history of the world that began with the bible as the foundation of its laws and constitution.
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
Today I want to begin by asking you this question. “If you believe that God is who He says He is then how do you respond to that?” And today we will just begin to dig into our relationship with Him but we have to start somewhere.