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1 The Key To National Greatness Deuteronomy 4:1 – 8

2 What Made America Great? “There is no country in the whole world in which the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America and there can be no greater proof of its utility, and of its conformity to human nature, than that its influence is most powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation on earth” - Alexis Tucquelle, French Philosopher, 1830

3 What Made America Great? “I challenge any skeptic to find a ten square mile spot on this planet where they can live their lives in peace and safety and decency, where womanhood is honored, where infancy and old age are revered, where they can educate their children, where the gospel of Jesus Christ has not gone first to prepare the way. If they find such a place, then I would encourage them to emigrate there and there proclaim their unbelief.” -James Russell Lowell (1819 – 1891)

4 What Made America Great? “The highest glory of the American Revolution was this—it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity” - John Quincy Adams (1767 – 1848) 6 th President Of the United States Of America

5 1. The Love Of God Deuteronomy 4:7 Genesis 12:1 – 3 ; Joshua 21:43 Deuteronomy 4:9; 6:10 – 12; Leviticus 11:45 Luke 2:11

6 Where Is America Today? “The average of the world’s greatest civilization has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: (1) From bondage to spiritual faith, (2) From spiritual faith to great courage, (3) From courage to liberty, (4) From liberty to abundance, (5) From abundance to selfishness, (6) From selfishness to complacency, (7) From complacency to apathy, (8) From apathy to dependence and (9) From dependence back to bondage”- Alexander Tytler, Library Of Congress

7 2. The Law Of God Deuteronomy 4:6 – 8 Deuteronomy 5:1 – 22 (Exodus 20:1 – 17) Deuteronomy 4:2 – 3 (Numbers 25:1 – 18) Revelation 22:18 – 19; Galatians 6:2 Romans 1:28 – 32

8 What Made America Great? “As you walk up the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building, you can see at the top a row of the world’s great law givers and each one is facing the one in the middle. It is Moses holding the 10 commandments. And as you enter the Supreme Court room, the two huge oak doors have the 10 Commandments engraved on the lower part of each door” - Clarence DeLoach, “America – Is There Hope?”

9 3. Loyalty To God And His Law Is The Key To National Greatness Deuteronomy 4:8 – 10 Psalm 119:9, 11, 97, 105 Matthew 23:1 – 4 1 John 5:3 – 5 Matthew 11:28 – 30

10 What Made America Great? “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness…” - The Declaration Of Independence

11 What Is The Key To National Greatness? Become A Christian According To God’s Law Hear Him (Romans 10:17) Believe Him (Mark 16:16) Repent Of Sins Against Him (Acts 2:38) Confess Him (Acts 8:37) Be Baptized Into Him (Acts 22:16) Live For Him (Galatians 2:20) Be Faithful To God’s Law Come Back To Him (Matthew 11:28-30) Repent (Acts 8:22) Pray (James 5:16)

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