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“What You Can Do For Your Country ”. Psalm 44:1-3. Some Have Given All For Our Freedom. Revolutionary War 25,000 Civil War 750,000 World War 1 116,000 World War 2 405,000 Korean 36,500 Viet Nam 58,209

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some have given all for our freedom
Some Have Given All For Our Freedom

Revolutionary War 25,000

Civil War 750,000

World War 1 116,000

World War 2 405,000

Korean 36,500

Viet Nam 58,209

Terror (Iraq, Afghanistan) 67,017Total all 26 wars: 1,321,612

what can we do for our nation appeal to god for ultimate intervention
What Can We Do For Our Nation?Appeal to God for Ultimate Intervention

Psalm 44:1-3 – overriding theme: God is Sovereign He moves among the nations

“He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others” (Daniel 2:21, Rom. 13:1-5).

“The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He wishes.” (Proverbs 21:1)

BE PEOPLE OF INTENSE PRAYER!

1 remember his works to the next generation vs 1
1. Remember His Works to the Next Generation – vs. 1

His works in your life – salvation, answered prayers, opportunities to serve

His works in American history * Gov. William Bradford, Mayflower Compact* Preamble to the Declaration of Independence“Great are His works; they are studied by all who delight in them” (Psalm 111:2).

but how does he work
But How Does He Work?

A) For Those Who Wait on Him

“God works for those who wait for him” (Isaiah 64:4).

B) He Builds Homes - “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain” (Psalm 127:1).

C) He Gives Growth -“I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.” (1 Corinthians 3:6–7)

2 remember to seek his favor
2. Remember to Seek His Favor!

Vs. 3 – Not our doing… but by “His favor!”

Examples of God’s intervention in WW II* miracle at Dunkirk, May-June, 1940* first battle of El Alamein, July, 1942* D-day, June 6, 1944, Allies landing at Normandy

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God” (Psalm 20:7).

2 chronicles 7 13 14
2 Chronicles 7:13-14

"If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Translated and applied: serve America by humbly turning to the Lord yourself!

what will you be remembered for
What Will You Be Remembered For?

As a widow, made 1st mission trip to Africaat age 70

Seminary degree = 81

Appointed SBC missionary thereafter

Built elementary school in Tanzania

Dozens of mission tripsafter age 81

(John 10:10)

Margaret Burks