Hymn #599 --- America the Beautiful
1) O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood,
From sea to shining sea!
2) O beautiful for pilgrim feet,
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!
3) O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!
4) O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam,
Undimmed by human tears!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!
10:30 a.m. Prayer Meeting
- Patriotic Prayer Service
- Fall Quarterly Policy Meeting, 12:15 p.m.
Proposed constitutional change and agenda is posted .
Tuesday -- Election Day
Midweek Bible Study at ChewelahBaptist.org
Next Sunday -- Communion Service, 11:00 a.m.
November 15 -- Missionary Bryan Tanner to Missionary Acres
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Hymn #601 --- God of Our Fathers
1) God of our fathers, whose almighty hand
Leads forth in beauty all the starry band
Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies,
Our grateful songs before Thy throne arise.
2) Thy love divine hath led us in the past;
In this free land by Thee our lot is cast;
Be Thou our Ruler, Guardian, Guide and Stay,
Thy Word our law, Thy paths our chosen way.
3) From war's alarms, from deadly pestilence,
Be Thy strong arm our ever sure defence;
Thy true religion in our hearts increase,
Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.
4) Refresh Thy people on their toilsome way;
Lead us from night to never-ending day;
Fill all our lives with love and grace divine;
And glory, laud, and praise be ever Thine.
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Hymn #595 --- My Country, 'Tis of Thee
1) My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing:
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrim's pride,
From every mountain side
Let freedom ring.
2) My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy name I love:
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills;
My heart with rapture thrills
Like that above.
3) Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees
Sweet freedom's song:
Let mortal tongues awake,
Let all that breathe partake;
Let rocks their silence break,
The sound prolong.
4) Our fathers' God, to Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing:
Long may our land be bright
With freedom's holy light;
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God, our King!
I. Abortion/Infanticide – Psalm 139:13-16; Deuteronomy 27:25; Proverbs 6:16-17
innocent = the shed blood of an innocent individual (Warren Baker and Eugene Carpenter, The Complete Word Study Dictionary: Old Testament), 752.)
II. LBGTQ+ Agenda – Romans 5:8; Genesis 2:22-24; Matthew 19:4-5; Ephesians 5:31; Jude 7; Genesis 19:4-5, 24-25; Romans 1:24-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9; 1 Timothy 1:9-10
Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis: Q: Why are more and more people accepting homosexual behavior as an alternative lifestyle? A: In the Bible we read that God created everything. He created the first man and woman—the first marriage. Thus, the doctrine of marriage that is based upon the literal events of Genesis is one man for one woman for life. The Bible also tells us that it’s an abomination if men have relations with men, or women with women. Homosexual behavior goes totally against the order that God created in the beginning. The reason people, including some Christians, are abandoning the created order is because they have been indoctrinated by the media and the public education system to reject man’s origins as recorded in Genesis. Instead, they believe that man evolved; therefore, man has a right to do whatever he wants to do. To solve the problem of the increasing acceptance of homosexual behavior in our nations, we need to get people back to the authority of the Word of God. (AiG-US Weekly News, 5/8/04)
In 1994, Jim Nelson Black authored a book When Nations Die. He said in the past 2,000 years every empire—even those that seemed invincible at the height of their glory—collapsed into ruin. Every one of these empires had three factors in common before they fell: civil society devalued human life, forsook religious belief, and celebrated sexual immorality. These three factors took root in the U.S. in the early 1960s. The seeds sown 40 years ago have ripened into bitter fruit…. “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil.” We as a society today do not hate evil, we embrace it. This is seen in the acceptance and celebration of homosexuality, abortion—and in the rejection of the knowledge of God. Acceptance of same-sex marriage represents a paradigm shift in American culture, and may well signal the beginning of the end of western civilization. Christians are commanded to be salt and light, which means to preserve virtue and expose sin. Yet we have failed miserably in this task…. [Adapted excerpts from Agape Press, April 16, 2004]