2The Lord’s Prayer …Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. Matthew 6: 9-13 (NKJV)
3Pledge to the Christian Flag I pledge allegiance to the Christian Flag and to the Savior for whose Kingdom it stands. One Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again with life and liberty to all who believe.
4PLEDGE TO THE BIBLE I pledge allegiance to the Bible, God’s Holy Word, I will make it a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path and will hide its words in my heart that I might not sin against God.
6Introduction to the Patriots Qual Card USS Tunny SSN 682
7Qual Card Breakdown Tasks Core Value Lessons Truth, Justice, Duty, etc Ten LevelsRecruit, Private, Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Colonel, General and Patriot.TasksCore Value LessonsTruth, Justice, Duty, etcBonus PointsLearn about our rich Christian heritageVolunteer Work – Good Works?Survival Skills PointsFishing, Hiking, Shooting, etcLeadership Points
8Summer Contests Most bonus points – Silver American Eagle Most survival skill points – Silver American EagleMost volunteer hours worked – Silver American EagleLeadership Reward – Silver American EagleTop Club Patriot – Silver American EagleTop Shot Contest – Silver American EagleTop Patriot Contest – Silver American Eagle
9What’s Better than Gold and Silver? WisdomFor wisdom is more profitable than silver, and her wages are better than gold. Proverbs 3:14How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. Proverbs 16:16Beginning of WisdomThe fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. Proverbs 1:7
10Survival Saturday Contests Squad Contest – winners get a silver Roosevelt DimeInspection Points – Bible, backpack gear, Qual Card, Uniform, etcFirst place points – team challenges
11Club Rules Follow the Golden Rule “Act Like Men” – No horseplay “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” Matthew 7:12Ephesians 4:29- “Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment that it may give grace (desire and power to do God’s will) to those who hear. or in another version: “Say only what is GOOD and HELPFUL to those you are talking to and WHAT WILL GIVE THEM A BLESSING.”“Act Like Men” – No horseplay-1 point or 10 push upsFollow all lawful orders from higher ranksA Patriot must obey God’s Laws first and foremost (See Acts 5:29).But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.
12Chain of Command Commander in Chief God Sec of Defense Parents Unit or Club COCommanding Officer – Mr PetersonClub XOExecutive Officer – OpenPlatoon LeaderHighest rank member – Benjamin Peterson – rotate with older membersSquad LeadersAlpha and Bravo Squad – rotate leaders
13Club Bible VerseLet no one despise your youth; instead, you should be an example to the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12
14Intro “Act Like Men” 16,000,000,000,000 and growing The Bad News Proverbs 22:7 - ….The borrower is a slave to the lenderMoral DecayThe Good NewsIn the darkest of times God raises up Men of Courage and provides a path.I believe there’s a movement taking place in our youth today. An Officer corp. is being trained.Understand the times and get prepared!1 chronicles 12:32 – Men of Issachar -understood the times and knew what to do
15Young Patriots John Quincy Adams 8 years old – Massachusetts militia 14 years old – Asst. Ambassador to RussiaGeorge Washington17 years old – surveyorAvg age for college – 14 years oldAvg age of pony express rider – 17 years old
16King Joash – 7 years old King Josiah – 8 years Old 2 Kings 22 1 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty and one years in Jerusalem…. 2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.King Joash – 7 years old2 chor 24:1 Joash(A) was seven years old when he became king and reigned 40 years in Jerusalem…. Joash did what was right in the LORD’s sight
17In Speech, in Conduct, in Faith; David proved to be the real Man. David versus GoliathHome work: 1 Samuel 17Despised for his youthBrother – verse 28Saul – verse 33Goliath – verse 42In Speech, in Conduct, in Faith; David proved to be the real Man.Read
18My Father’s Business Luke 2 46:49 46 And it came to pass that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them and asking them questions. 47 And all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers. 48 And when they saw Him they were amazed, and His mother said unto Him, "Son, why hast Thou thus dealt with us? Behold, Thy father and I have sought Thee sorrowing." 49 And He said unto them, "How is it that ye sought Me? Knew ye not that I must be about My Father's business?"
19You have a Purpose Pray for God’s will in your life Be set apart Seek His Purpose and Destiny for youBe set apartAct like MenGo do your Father’s Business!!
20Events Next Meeting – May 15th Vote on Local Club Name Sons of Liberty, Guardians of the Cross, Sons of the Cross, Knights of the Cross, ideas toMay 19th – 9am-Noon: Survival Saturday (work on getting Survival Skills points for Qual Card), Flag raising, PT (physical training), 3 mile hike, and fishing. Meet at Fort Peterson. Bring fishing gear, back pack with a lunch. Recruit who catches the most fish wins a Benjamin Franklin silver coin (a $13 dollar value). Parents may need to sign a property owner’s liability waver.
21Great Men Bow Down Closing prayer "I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day." - Abraham Lincoln