Biblical Inspiration

When a Nation Forgets God ~ Independence Day Concert

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Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance. Psalm 33.12 NIV 

Psalm 33.12 NIV. Links: Inspirational.Images ~ Series: God and the Nations  

 

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,

the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!”

Psalm 33.12 ESV

 

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“America, the Beautiful”

 

 

When a nation forgets God, judgment follows.

Whither America?

 

 

When a Nation Forgets God

Psalm 33:12

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

 

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Independence Day Concert

The Moody Church Sanctuary Choir and Festival Orchestra

Pastor Tim Stafford and Brandon Chism, directors

Jessica Usherwood, guest soloist

Bulletin – Pastor to People – Sermon Notes

 

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July 4, 2010

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When a Nation Forgets God

Series: God and the Nations

 

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July 4, 2010

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Independence Day Concert

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LIVE BROADCAST

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Sunday

July 11, 2010

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Bulletin – Sunday, July 4, 2010

Welcome Mary Whelchel

Service of Baptism Dr. Erwin Lutzer and Rev. Steve Mason

Invocation Dr. Erwin Lutzer

“God of Our Fathers” Hymnal 809

Scripture Reading Psalm 33:8–22 (ESV) Rebecca Lutzer

Let all the earth fear the Lord;

  let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!

For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.

 

The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;

  He frustrates the plans of the peoples.

The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations.

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,

  the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!

 

The Lord looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man;

  from where he sits enthroned he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth,

    He who fashions the hearts of them all and observes all their deeds.

The king is not saved by his great army;

  a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.

The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue.

 

Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him,

  on those who hope in his steadfast love,

    that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine.

 

Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.

  For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.

Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.

“He Is Exalted” Hymnal 36

“Great Is Thy Faithfulness” Hymnal 139

Pastoral Prayer Dr. Erwin Lutzer

Offertory Dr. Paul Satre, organ

“Variations on National Hymn” (Franklin Ashdown)

“Doxology – A Word of Praise” Hymnal 815

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below.

Praise Him, above – ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Anthem Sanctuary Choir

“America, the Beautiful” (arr. Mark Hayes)

 

When a Nation Forgets God

Psalm 33:12

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

 

“We Will Glorify” Hymnal 105

Statement of Faith

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth,

  and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:

Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,

  suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried…

The third day He arose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,

  whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, God’s holy church, the communion of saints,

  the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

(This statement of faith is adapted from The Apostles’ Creed )

Service of Communion

“There Is a Redeemer” Hymnal 308

Fellowship Offering

 

This Afternoon at 3:00pm, Sanctuary

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY CONCERT

and Ice Cream Social

The Moody Church Sanctuary Choir and Festival Orchestra

directed by Pastor Tim Stafford and Brandon Chism

Jessica Usherwood, guest soloist

 


 

Pastor to People

         Today we celebrate the birth of our nation with its many freedoms and opportunities. We are thankful for those who foresaw that freedom was based on the supports of religion and morality. But what happens when we forget God? Earlier this year a new book was released by Moody Publishers titled “When a Nation Forgets God – Seven Lessons We Must Learn From Nazi Germany.” Today’s message is a brief distillation of some of these insights.

         This past week, Rebecca and I along with our children and grandchildren spent three wonderful days together at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. Thanks for your prayers for our safety and well-being. Although I will be absent for several Sundays this summer, I’m so thankful for those who continue the ministry so ably in my absence.

Blessings

Pastor Lutzer

 


 

 

Sermon Notes – Sunday, July 4, 2010

 

WHEN A NATION FORGETS GOD

Psalm 33:12

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

 

 

Psalm 33 ESV

12(Q) Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
   the people whom he has(R) chosen as his heritage!

 

 

When a nation forgets God, judgment follows.

Whither America?

 

Philippians 1:27-30 ESV

To Live Is Christ

27Only(AV) let your manner of life be(AW) worthy[h] of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you(AX) that you are standing firm in one spirit, with(AY) one mind(AZ) striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, 28and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is(BA) a clear sign to them of their destruction, but(BB) of your salvation, and that from God. 29For(BC) it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also(BD) suffer for his sake, 30engaged in the same(BE) conflict that(BF) you saw I had and now hear that I still have.

 

Philippians 2:12-15 ESV

Lights in the World

12Therefore, my beloved,(AA) as you have always(AB) obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13for(AC) it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for(AD) his good pleasure.

14Do all things(AE) without grumbling or(AF) questioning, 15that you may be blameless and innocent,(AG) children of God(AH) without blemish(AI) in the midst of(AJ) a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine(AK) as lights in the world,

 

 

1.   The separation of God from public life

 

 

2.   The power of the economy

 

 

3.   What is legal might also be evil

 

 

4.  Propaganda can change a nation

 

 

5.   Parents (not the state) have responsibility for educating their children

 

 

6.   The power of the Gospel/Heroism

 

 

Where do we go from here?

 

 


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