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Summary: George Washington’s motto’s were impressed upon Him by the Lord and they were “Deeds, not words”, and “For God and my Country”.

“What Did Jesus Say To George Washington?”

Thesis: George Washington’s motto’s were impressed upon Him by the Lord and they were “Deeds, not words”, and “For God and my Country”.

Texts:

Hebrews 13:7,8

7Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. 8Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Titus 3:1

1Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men.

I Timothy 2:1-4

1I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—2for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

Romans 13:1-7

1Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. 4For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.

6This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. 7Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

Matthew 28:18

18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Video Clip on George Washington “America’s Godly Heritage” By David Barton

Introduction:

Last Monday was President’s Day a day to honor and remember our former presidents. About 6 months ago I did a sermon about Abraham Lincoln and today I want to focus on our first president George Washington.

I was disturbed a time back when I heard a lie being promoted in the educational realm and in the media. People where saying that George Washington was a Deist - which means a person who believes in God only through man’s natural reasoning and does not believe in Divine Revelation or the Divine authority of the Bible. A deist believes that God is not involved in the world today, he may have created it but that is it. There is no divine guidance or involvement in our lives. He is a god who is absent from this earth and unconcerned about the fate of mankind.

In my study of President Washington I discovered this not to be the case he was a man of God. He was a devoutly dedicated Christian. Just listen to some of his quotes;

“It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible” (Maxims of Washington, Schroeder, 1942).

“Sunday Morning…Almighty God, and most merciful Father, who didst command the children of Israel to offer a daily sacrifice to Thee, that thereby they might glorify and praise Thee for thy protection both night and day, receive O Lord, my morning sacrifice which I know offer up to Thee; I yield Thee humble and hearty thanks, that Thou hast preserved me from dangers of the night past and brought me to the light of this day, and the comfort thereof, a day which is consecrated to Thine own service and for Thine own honour. Let my heart therefore gracious God be so affected with the glory and majesty of it, that I may not do mine own works but wait on Thee, and discharge those weighty duties Thou required of me: and since thou art a God of pure eyes, and will be sanctified in all who drawer nearer to Thee, who dost not regard the sacrifice of fools, nor hear sinners who tread in Thy courts, pardon I beseech Thee, my sins, remove them from my presence, as far as the east is from the west, and accept of me merits of thy son Jesus Christ, that when I come into Thy temple and compass Thine altar, my prayer may come before Thee as incense, and as I desire Thou wouldst hear me calling upon Thee in my prayers, so give me peace to hear the calling on me in Thy word, that it may be wisdom, righteousness, reconciliation and peace to the saving of my soul in the day of the Lord Jesus. Grant that I may hear it with reverence, receive it with meekness, mingle it with faith, and that it may accomplish in me gracious God, the good work for which Thou has sent it. Bless my family, kindred, friends and country, be our God and guide this day and forever for His sake, who lay down in the grave and arose again for us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen” (24 Pages in his Personal field notebook).

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