Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 24, 2009
AMERICA IS GREAT BECAUSE AMERICA IS GOOD
French writer Alexis de Tocqueville, after visiting America in 1831, said, "I sought for the greatness of the United States in her commodious harbors, her ample rivers, her fertile fields, and boundless forests -- and it was not there. I sought for it in
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 14, 2011
Here is how Max Lucado rates us as a society:
"Call us a fast society, an efficient society, but don’t call us a personal society. Our society is set up for isolation. We wear ear buds when we exercise. We communicate via e-mail and text messages. We enter and exit our
Contributed by Rob Morton on Jun 5, 2001
Divorce in America
In 1993 2.3 millions couples married and 1.3 million couples divorced.
In 1993 the Bureau of the Census projected that 4 of 10 first marriages will end in divorce.
People between the ages of 25 to 39 make up 60% of all divorces.
Over one million children are affected by
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 1, 2002
Tonight, 40% of all American children will go to sleep in a house in which their fathers do not live.
Before the age of eighteen, more than 50% of our children will spend a significant portion of their childhood living apart from their fathers.
A generation ago, an
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 24, 2002
ONLY IN AMERICA
1- Only in America can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.
2- Only in America are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink.
3- Only in America do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions,
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Dec 6, 2008
NO CHURCH, NO AMERICA
This week I received a letter in the mail from the Reverend Barry W. Lynn, the executive director of the organization "Americans United for Separation of Church and State."
There would no America if there was no Church. This country was discovered, founded and populated
Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 12, 2004
LOST IN AMERICA
According to the North American Mission Board Research Division, there are 192 million lost people in America today and that number is growing by almost 2 million
“If America upholds God's eternal standards and follows His unchanging ways, then it will be blessed with His favor...His protection...His prosperity....but if America should depart from the ways of God, if it should disregard His eternal standards, then the smiles of heaven, the blessings of
Contributed by Mark Haines on Dec 8, 2000
In 1864, one of America’s great poets, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, wrote the poem which became the well-known carol, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.
When I first heard this song, I wondered, “Why does he suddenly shift from joy at hearing the Christmas bells into such deep despair?” It starts
Contributed by Brian Mccutchen on Jan 26, 2001
Grantland Rice, America’s first great sportswriter said it this way: “When Jesus comes to judge us, he will not be so concerned about
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on May 17, 2001
Sixty-five percent of America’s high school students say that they would cheat on an important exam. Fifty-three percent of them said that they would lie to protect a friend who vandalizes school property. All this is based on a LOU HARRIS poll of more than
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 1, 2010
JOHN ADAMS ON COMMITMENT
It is easy to stand on the sidelines and say what is wrong with people, our nation, our laws. It is much more difficult to speak up about what is necessary to turn things around.
On July 4th, 1776, Adams said in an address before the Continental Congress: "Live or
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 2, 2010
DOBSON: DIFFERENCES IN GENERATIONS
James Dobson recently wrote about the difference between the current generation and the WW II generation of fifty years ago:
"Commitment, dedication, and patriotism have given place to sensuality, hedonism, and selfishness. If the decade of the '40s was
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 6, 2010
A GOOD EXAMPLE OF A BAD EXAMPLE
In 1989 the unthinkable happened. After seventy years of communism and forty years of the Cold War, the Iron Curtain fell and the brutal, sadistic power of the U.S.S.R. began to disintegrate. Russia for seven decades had been repressed, murdered, and brutalized by
"If we ever forget that we are 'One nation, under God', then we will be one nation gone
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Sep 15, 2010
Patrick Henry, in May of 1765, stated, "It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that his nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason, peoples
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Sep 22, 2010
Alexander Fraser Tyler, in his 1770 book Cycle of Democracy, wrote, "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largesse (generous gifts) from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes
Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 30, 2011
SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE...?
God has promised: "Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD."
But... wait a minute. I thought those same founders wanted to separate the Church from the State! How many of you have ever heard that phrase? Of course you have. And I'll give a hundred dollar
Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 8, 2011
A BANKRUPT NATION
John MacArthur in his book “Can God Bless America” states that "America wants God's blessing but not God. Our nation has systematically pushed Him out of the national consciousness--rejecting biblical morality, ignoring His Word, and relying on the political and entertainment
Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 8, 2011
Alcoholism, drug abuse, teen pregnancy, abortion, homosexuality, school violence, child abuse, pornography, rape, robbery and murder pervade our nation. America is drowning in wickedness and immorality. For example, Oregon approved legalized physician-assisted suicide in