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Series: America in Crisis
Today's message is entitled ''America In Crisis.'' We could talk about all kinds of crisis's America faces today. The crisis that comes to our mind immediately of course is the war on terror. And the crisis that we face there with our troops spread around the world guarding and fighting for our freedom today. We never need to forget those men and women who are serving, who are standing in our stead doing their duty. We could talk about the spiritual crisis in America today and I want to address that more than anything else because I think that is the real crisis that the American people face today. The crisis in the church, the body of Christ. The crisis that God addresses many, many times in His Word.
Now Solomon was the wisest man in the Old Testament. When he came to the throne as a very young man God gave him one request. God said I will give you anything you ask for, I will grant you one request. It can be anything. Solomon could have asked for all the power in the world, all the riches in the world. He could have asked for all the territory in the world, but he asked God for wisdom. And because he asked God for wisdom, he eventually became the wealthiest man in the world, the most powerful man in the world with the most influential kingdom in the world. And the wisest man in all the Bible wrote the book of Proverbs which is filled with practical, understandable, livable sayings that apply to us personally, individually, and also nationally.
Proverbs 14:34 ''Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.''
Now this is a device of contrast. First the statement ''righteousness exalts a nation'' Then the contrast ''but sin is a reproach to any people.''
I. AMERICA'S DEDICATION
Now, I want you to notice America's dedication. I refer here to the founding fathers of America and to the Christian principles upon which this nation was founde ...
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