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Men of Integrity (5 of 10)
BRINGING AMERICA BACK TO GOD
Dr. Stan Coffey
One of the great needs in America today is for men who will keep their word. We have a crisis of integrity in every area of our culture, in every area of our society. As we think about the need of our nation, we think about the fact that it used to be that a man's word was his bond; now we're living in a time when people seem to take lying very, very lightly. Integrity is a precious commodity. So in a day such as this, when people shade the truth, when people say one thing and then later on they say something else, when it seems that we can't count on the word of our leaders, we need men of integrity if our nation is to come back to God - men of integrity in the pulpit, men of integrity in politics, men of integrity in business. Because anything built on a lie is going to ultimately fall. Today look first at Hebrews 11:32-34. In this great chapter about the heros of faith, God mentions a man about whom very little is known. Yet he's important as a man of faith because he's mentioned here in Hebrews 11. God mentions very few men when compared to all of the people in the Bible, but He mentions these.
"What more shall I say? I do not have to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets, who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised, whose weakness was turned to strength, who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies." (Hebrews 11:32-34)So here is the story of how God blessed men in the past, and God blessed His people, the nation of Israel. They were able to rout foreign armies through these men because they were men of integrity. Notice "whose weakness was turned to strength, who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies." That's exactly what we're going to study today. Again we see the pattern of Israel, how Israel would be blessed of the Lord, and they always would t ...
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