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Summary: 1- We still trust God to be our God. 2- We still trust God to take care of us. 3- We still trust God to save us.

INTRO.- ILL.- Diamond Rio s a country band formed in 1989. They consist of Marty Roe (Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar), Jimmy Olander (Guitar, Banjo), Dana Williams (Bass, Vocals), Dan Truman (Keyboards) Gene Johnson (Mandolin, Vocals, Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar), and Brian Prout (Drums).

They have brought out a new song entitled, “IN GOD WE STILL TRUST.”


You place your hand on His bible, and when you swear to tell the truth.

His name is on our greatest monuments and all our money too.

And when we pledge allegiance, there’s no doubt where we stand:

There’s no separation, we’re one nation under Him.

In God, we still trust here in America,

He’s the one we turn to every time the going gets tough.

He is the source of all our strength, the one who watches over us.

Here in America, in God, we still trust.

Now there are those among us,

Who wanna push Him out.

And erase his name from everything,

This country’s all about.

From the schoolhouse to the courthouse,

They’re silencing His word,

An’ now it’s time for all believers,

To make our voices heard.

In God, we still trust here in America,

He’s the one we turn to every time the goin’ gets tough.

He is the source of all our strength, the one who watches over us.

Here in America, in God, we still trust.

PROP.- From this song, let’s consider how we still trust in God in America.

1- We still trust God to be our God

2- We still trust God to take care of us

3- We still trust God to save us


Ps. 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance.”

If we still honor Him as God then He will be our God. But we can get into some serious trouble when we don’t allow God to be our God. Can you imagine what this world would be like without God as God? Whew! It would be one hellish place…full of chaos…no law….no love, etc.

In God we trust. Is this true? Is this true for most of the American people? I fear not. For most, God is not their God. Anything and everything has become the god of many Americans.

Rom. 1:18-25 “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. 21For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. 24Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.”

Americans are worshippers, for sure. But they don’t worship what should be worshipped.

ILL.- Preacher ADRIAN ROGERS of the large Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, TN, said one time, “And idol is anything you love more, fear more, value more or serve more than you do Almighty God. Fill in the blank.”

ILL.- Many years ago a preacher named John Greenlee wrote an article entitled, “Better Than Burning At the Stake.” It’s very convicting. It’s a satire of one of Satan’s superiors writing to Lucifer Jr. He wrote, “I am truly amazed at you. Your methods are so antiquated that I can scarcely believe it. You and your ridiculous talk of torturing Christians. Can’t you see that those things don’t work anymore? It just makes them mad and then you can’t do a thing with them.

“Listen, you Noodle Head, you’ve been hanging out in those caverns down in the earth so long that really you do have bats in your belfry. It’s not done that way at all anymore. Catch up, you bungler. There’s a whole new approach to getting Christians to denounce the faith. And it does work!

“It’s called TRIAL BY AFFLUENCE, for lack of a better name. The point is, it gets results. We’ve never seen anything like it down here around the ol’ Fire Lake. The Boss came up with the original idea and we’ve each adjusted it a little to suit our needs. It’s so simple you wouldn’t believe it! Here’s what you do. You take a good, solid Christian family so you can make the best example of them. Now start pouring on the ‘the good life.’

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