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Summary: As Christians, we can be patriotic and support our country. One important way that we can support our country is pray for our country. I will outline seven areas to pray, one for each day of the week.

Patriotic Christians #1

Pray for Our Nation

Theme: As Christians, we can be patriotic and support our country. One important way that we can support our country is pray for our country. I will outline seven areas to pray, one for each day of the week.

Introduction

Over the next few weeks, I want us to think patriotically.

<10) What’s Red, White, Blue, And Green? A ...

By Samuel Fulkerson

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One time, children were asked to submit their funniest one line patriotic jokes to a contest. Here the top 10:

10) What’s red, white, blue, and green? A patriotic turtle! From Jessica, age 7, Abilene, TX

9) What did one flag say to the other flag? Nothing. It just waved! From Eloise, age 9, Charlottesville, VA

8) Why did Paul Revere ride his horse from Boston to Lexington? Because the horse was too heavy to carry! From Betty, age 9, CT

7) How is a healthy person like the United States? They both have good constitutions! From Tom P., age 8, KY

6) What dance was very popular in 1776? Indepen-dance! From Rachel, age 8, Long Beach, CA

5) What would you get if you crossed George Washington with cattle feed? The Fodder of Our Country! From Marie K., age 12, Dallas, TX

4) Teacher: “Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?” Student: “On the bottom!” From Christy, age 14, Denver, CO

3) Did you hear the one about the Liberty Bell? Yeah, it cracked me up! From Tom P., age 8, KY

2) What did King George think of the American colonists? He thought they were revolting! From Scott, age 11, Colorado

1) Do they have a 4th of July in England? Yes. That’s how they get from the 3rd to the 5th. From Big Al, a grownup, Frankfort, KY.

Over the next few weeks, I also want us to think Godly.

<It Is Impossible To Rightly Govern The World … (part 1)

By Michael Catt

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President George Washington said "It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible."

Patrick Henry said "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity and freedom of worship here."

Later President James Madison said "We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."

Fact of the matter is that our country, regardless of the current historical revisionist teachings in our colleges and schools, has its roots firmly grounded upon the Christian religious beliefs of its founders.

Christianity And Patriotism Became The Way Of The ...

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By Michael McCartney

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Christianity and patriotism have much in common. It is significant to note that: Our patriotic hymn, “My Country, ’Tis of Thee,” was written by a Baptist clergyman, Samuel Francis Smith.

The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was written in 1892 by a Baptist minister, Francis Bellamy.

The words, “In God We Trust,” carried on all of our coins, are traced to the efforts of the Rev. W. R. Watkinson of Ridleyville, Pennsylvania. His letter of concern, addressed to the Hon. S. P. Chase, was dated November 13, 1861. Seven days later Mr. Chase wrote to James Pollock, Director of the U.S. Mint saying: “No nation can be strong except in the strength of God, or safe except in His defense. The trust of our people in God should be declared on our national coins. Will you cause a device to be prepared without delay with a motto expressing in the finest and tersest words possible, this national recognition.”

The president of the College of New Jersey, the Reverend John Witherspoon, was the only clergyman to sign the Declaration of Independence. He is often overlooked in our history books. John Witherspoon had a far-reaching influence on democracy. He had personally taught several of the signers of the document. Nine of the signers were graduates of the little college over which he presided at Princeton. When he took up his pen to put his name to the document, Witherspoon declared, “There is a tide in the affairs of men, a spark. We perceive it now before us. To hesitate is to consent to our own slavery. That noble instrument upon the table, that insures immortality to its author, should be subscribed this very morning by every pen in this house. He that will not respond to its accents, and strain every nerve to carry into effect its provisions, is unworthy of the name of free man. For my own part, of property I have some; of reputation, more. That reputation is staked, that property is pledged on the issue of this contest; and although these gray hairs must soon descend into the sepulcher, I would infinitely rather that they descend thither by the hand of the executioner than desert at this crisis the sacred cause of my country.”

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