Three – Faith of our Fathers
2 – Faith & Family
1 – Faith in God ki
Polycarp -A.D. 151. “ 80 and 6 years have I served him, and He never once wronged me. How then shall I blaspheme my King , who hath saved me. “
Perpetua – A.D. 203. A 22 yr old mother w/ infant.
History replete w/ stories of faith… passed down
“I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.” 2 Timothy 1:5
FAITH FORGOTTEN ???
Faith ( competitive )
CONSTITUTIONS of U. S. STATES
Pg 23-24 office qualifications….
- Faith of our founding fathers
Passing on what is getting overlooked
George Washington 1st President
The middle of the French and Indian War ( 17755 )
Then Colonel Washington warned General Braddock about Indian tactics. Ignored warning, >1/2 of army killed, all officers killed or wounded EXCEPT WASHINGTON.
Letter to Bro. Jack – I’m “living by miraculous care of Providence, that protected me beyond all human expectation”
16 years later, exploring, making surveys several hundred miles into wilderness – Sachem exists forest , welcomed, took no drink, tobacco, food.
Sachem, commander of Indians at Battle 15 yrs earlier, say
Get him! Rifles knew not how to miss. “A power mightier far than we shielded him from harm.”
I am old, near death, something bids me to speak in the voice of Prophecy “ Listen! The Great Spirit protects that man, and guides his destinies – he will become the chief of nations, and a people yet unborn will hail him as the founder of a mighty empire.”
John Adams – 2nd President
-observed, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
Jefferson – 3rd – President
– slavery issue…. Declaration
Ben Franklin (81 yr old), pg 107 ( myth of separation )
– constitution work… – seek God in prayer
Signers of Declaration
Freedom of religion ( not from )
I will (A)exalt You, (B)my God, the King,
And I will (C)bless Your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless You,
And I will (D)praise Your name forever and ever.
(E)Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised;
And His (F)greatness is unsearchable.
One (G)generation will praise Your works to another,
And will declare Your mighty acts.
On the (H)glorious [a]splendor of Your majesty
And (I)on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.
People will speak of the [b]power of Your (J)awesome acts,
And I will (K)tell of Your greatness.