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Fast and pray for America: Our Founding Fathers called numerous fasts. Christians should fast and confess personal and national sins in the spirit of 2 Chronicles 7:14: If 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 and will forgive their sin and heal their land (ESV).

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Philippians 1:6: Once Saved Always Saved?

Galatians 1

Galatians 2: Gentiles Do Not Have to Become Jews to Become Christians

Galatians 3: Salvation by Grace Through Faith

Galatians 4: You Observe Days and Weeks and Seasons and Years

Galatians 5: Walking in the Spirit

Galatians 6: Bear One Another’s Burdens

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If 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 and will forgive their sin and heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV)

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From the will of Richard Stockton (1730-1781), Signer of the Declaration of Independence

And as my children will have frequent occasion of perusing this instrument, and may probably be particularly impressed with the last words of their father, I think it proper here not only to subscribe to the entire belief of the great and leading doctrines of the Christian Religion, such as the Being of God,

the universal defection and depravity of human nature, the divinity of the person and the completeness of the redemption purchased by the blessed Saviour, the necessity of the operations of the divine Spirit; of divine Faith, accompanied with an habitual virtuous life, and the universality of the divine Providence: but also, in the bowels of a father’s affection, to exhort and charge them, that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, that the way of life held up in the Christian system, is calculated for the most complete happiness that can be enjoyed in this mortal state; that all occasions of vice and immorality is injurious either immediately or consequentially; even in this life.

Mary Washington, dying of breast cancer at her home in Fredricksburg, Virginia, to her son George on his way to assume the Presidency in 1789: You will see me no more; my great age and the disease which is rapidly approaching my vitals warn me that I shall not be long in this world. Go George; fulfill the high destinies which Heaven appears to assign to you; go, my son, and may Heaven’s and your mother’s blessing be with you always.”

Daniel Boone: “The religion I have is to love and fear God, believe in Jesus Christ, do all the good to my neighbor, and myself that I can, do as little harm as I can help, and trust on God’s mercy for the rest.” (From the American Minute by William Federer)

Here is a sermon I gave on Philippians 1:6:
He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus

PowerPoint to accompany sermon

Origins of Sunday Worship in the Early Church
(the thesis I wrote for my master’s degree
in Biblical Studies from Azusa Pacific University

Our Battles With Autism: the Journey None of Us Chose from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.

“If the [local] church is central to God’s purpose as seen in both history and the gospel, it must surely also be central to our lives” (Christian author John Stott).

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God (1 Corinthians 1:18 ESV).

“If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it. “For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?” (Luke 9:23-25 NASB)

“Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster. (Joel 2:12-13 ESV)

For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. (1 Peter 2:21-23 ESV)

The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! (Psalm 34:7-8 ESV)

But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. (Hebrews 12:22-24 ESV)

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. (Hebrews 12:1-3 ESV)

From the Life Application Bible: “Using God’s name frivolously or in a curse is so common today that we may fail to realize how serious it is. The way we use God’s name conveys how we really feel about him. We should respect his name and use it appropriately, speaking it in praise or worship rather than in curse or jest. We should not take lightly the abuse or dishonor of his name.”

Lower casing his name or the abbreviation omg doesn’t make it any less evil. Saying L-rd or L-ordy is taking God’s name in vain.

My favorite C.S. Lewis quote:
“Do not be deceived, Wormwood. Our cause is never more in danger than when a human, no longer desiring, but still intending, to do our Enemy’s [God’s] will, looks round upon a universe from which every trace of Him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters.

The eighteenth-century philosopher and critic of Christianity, Voltaire, said, ‘Within a hundred years the Bible will be obsolete and will have gone out of circulation altogether.’ A hundred years later the Bible was more popular than ever. His own house in Paris was converted into a Bible factory, churning out Bibles by the hour! Nicky Gumbel

From the movie War Room: Miss Clara: You say you only attend church occasionally. Is that because your preacher only preaches occasionally?

“When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.” G.K. Chesterton, 1874-1936

Humanism invariably ends in despair. Francis Schaeffer.

Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism. Vladimir Lenin

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Sept. 26, 1960: For the first time in U.S. history, a debate between major party presidential candidates is shown on television. The presidential hopefuls, John F. Kennedy, a Democratic senator of Massachusetts, and Richard M. Nixon, the vice president of the United States, met in a Chicago studio to discuss U.S. domestic matters.

On September 26, 1944, Operation Market Garden, a plan to seize bridges in the Dutch town of Arnhem, fails, as thousands of British and Polish troops are killed, wounded, or taken prisoner.

Sept. 26, 1580: English seaman Francis Drake returns to Plymouth, England, in the Golden Hind, becoming the first British navigator to sail the earth.

From Fox News

Sept. 26

1964: “Gilligan’s Island” premieres on CBS.

Also on this day:

  • 1789: Thomas Jefferson is confirmed by the Senate to be the first U.S. secretary of state; John Jay, the first chief justice; Edmund Randolph, the first attorney general.

  • 1892: John Philip Sousa and his newly formed band perform publicly for the first time at the Stillman Music Hall in Plainfield, N.J.

  • 1955: Following word that President Eisenhower suffered a heart attack, the New York Stock Exchange sees its worst price decline since 1929.

  • 1960: The first-ever debate between presidential nominees takes place as Democrat John F. Kennedy and Republican Richard M. Nixon face off before a national TV audience from Chicago.

  • 1977: Sir Freddie Laker begins his cut-rate “Skytrain” service from London to New York. (The carrier would go out of business in 1982.)

  • 1986: William H. Rehnquist is sworn in as the 16th chief justice of the United States, while Antonin Scalia joins the Supreme Court as its 103rd member.