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The Price of Freedom

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June 3, 2021 8:00 am

The Price of Freedom

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Welcome to the solution of PowerPoint with just a little later in the program so you you you Dr. Graham, a man of the first years.

His message, the price of freedom is the 31st verse of Romans chapter 8 what then shall we say that these things if God is for us who can be against us who did not spare his own son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also free. Give us all things I see in this text wonderful principal of freedom and the glorious price of freedom, the principle of freedom is this. If God be for us, who can be against us, the price of freedom is the price that Christ paid when he gave his life when God delivered his only son, and therefore freely gives us all things.

By all reports, people are not feeling very good about America these days. Whether you're watching the news media on television, listening on radio reading news magazines, newspaper reports, we have a generation who have serious questions about the future of America. As a matter of fact, there are some who were suggesting that for the first time the next generation of Americans may not be better off than the pre-marriage parents in America have a long-standing desire for their children to be better off to have the have better opportunities and privileges and freedoms that they even had enjoyed. But now we have the serious pessimism and the questions people are asking is it really getting better. Are we really better off than we were and because of the of the decline of morality and because of the violence because of the problems economically they were facing many people are are raising serious accident issues with that seemingly have very few answers today. What is the answer. If God be for us who can be against us over the years in America.

What made America great was the favor of Almighty God, our God gave birth to this nation establish this made nation, and he bless this great nation and will continue to bless this great nation if we trust in him we exist today.

Not because of our military might not because of our Yankee ingenuity, not because of the power of economics, our financial power.

But we exist today this nation has been formed this nation has been preserved because of the principle of freedom.

If God be for us who can be against us, the good hand of God from the beginning has bless this nation.

Columbus came to this land seeking the favor of God seeking to know and to do the will of God. That is why when he planted the flag of his nation on the shores.

He called this place San Salvador God our Savior.

Those pilgrims came on the Mayflower and subsequent those who follow they came seeking religious freedom and the opportunity to express their faith and to live their faith in freedom, establishing this great nation on Christian foundations and principal even our Constitution.

The framers of our Constitution the founders of this great nation, the Constitution itself presumes a religious order. I quote from one of the founders of the Constitution. Commenting rather on one of the founders of the Constitution.

The concept of the secular state was virtually nonexistent.

In 1776, as well as in 1787, when the Constitution was written, and no less so when the Bill of Rights was adopted to read the Constitution as the charter for secular state that is a state that ignores God a state that has no religious intent.

I repeat to read the Constitution as the charter for secular state, is to miss read history and to misread it radically. The Constitution was designed to perpetuate a Christian order writer was simply stating what we as Christians believe and that is this nation was founded upon Christian principles upon the principles of both the Old Testament and the New Testament. The ethics and morality that values the beliefs that are our founding fathers shared they implanted led by God into the original documents of this nation. The very first amendment tells us that there is to be no state religion, but there is to be no restriction for the free ride and the exercise of religion.

Yes there is to be separation of church and state in the constitutional architect believe that there was to be no church state that there would be no church dominating the state that the state would not sell out to any church, but never in their wildest imagination that our founding fathers conceived of the time in which boys and girls would be forbidden to pray in public schools and graduation exercises and football game that would be impossible to read the Bible in our public schools had to somehow divorce God and government in their wildest dreams. They wildly believe in the separation of church and state, as do we, separation of the church and state does not mean the separation of God and government.

The political system, the American political system is built upon Christian high appeals this nation was founded and made great upon the principles of the Bible and rooted in the love of God and the love of mankind. God be for us who can be against us. Charles Malik one time Amb. United Nations from Lebanon put it this way, the dueling United States would never come into being without the blessing of the power of Jesus Christ. I know how embarrassing this matter is, the politicians and bureaucrats and businessmen and sinners, but whatever.

These honored men think the deer refutable truth is that the soul of America is Athabasca and highest Christian the soul of America. America has soul and that soul may God made to know God made to experience God. We are in danger of losing that soul. America did not happen by chance, God guided the hands the minds the lives of our forefathers and mothers. His sovereign hand shake this nation and our freedom.

Like all freedom are from the hand of God the one who said you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you and let me say that no government can give freedom government can protect freedom government can preserve our freedoms, but only God the author of all liberty can give freedom. Freedom is a God given principle. If God be for us to can be against us. Listen to another Great American Noah Webster, the moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil Constitution and laws, all the miseries and evils which men suffer from violent crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war produce written proceeds from their despising or neglecting the precepts in the Bible.

Noah Webster and all of them one by one who gave us this government in its original form, those great statesmen were God-fearing men, many of them Christian men who experienced the new birth in Jesus Christ and regardless of what some revisionists are now doing to our history and trying to rewrite our spiritual spiritual heritage and history.

The fact is that 50 of the 55 framers of the Constitution consider themselves to be born-again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. 30 of those 55 a constitutionalist were bold Christian active in the service of Jesus Christ. One of those. James Madison, the architect of the Constitution, the board president of the United States at this we have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it.

We have staked the future upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves and sustain ourselves according to the 10 Commandments of God: victory Andrew Jackson the seventh president United States and our Republic rests upon the rock of Scripture you're listening to PowerPoint with Jack ran entities message the price of freedom. June 30 is PowerPoint's financial year end and we need your help and generous friend has offered to match every gift given to PowerPoint this month to any gifts you give to PowerPoint will be doubled allowing us to keep the hope of Jesus Christ coming your way going out to millions more Oliver the and when you can will say thanks for sending the documents that a man of God: 800-7954 $0.67 one 800-7954, 6 to 7. You can also text the word PowerPoint to three 21316 PowerPoint 231-3131. And don't forget to visit Jack where you can shop our E store.

Give a gift online for sign up for Dr. Graham's free daily email devotional website again is Jack Graham.4G now let's get back to this message, the price of freedom. God, who can be against us. Let me say that the opposite of that biblical charge is also true if God be against us who can be force and the day America decides that we'd only God that we don't need the principles of the Bible. The day that America decides that we no longer either commit ourselves to following Christ following the Bible the word of God. That is the day that America begins to die if it hasn't happened already.

If God be against us, who can be phones, so is not a question of are not of whether God is on our side God is true that is willing to be on our side. The question this morning is is on the Lord side God before us, who can be against us.

This nation was founded upon certain principles that emanated from the word of God.

I mentioned several of them this morning.

One of those principles is the sanctity of human life, the sanctity of human life. This nation was built upon the value of one person. The integrity and the dignity of the human life in the human soul taken from the Scripture which says what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul, the value of the soul, the value of a single individual. The value of the person everyone so precious so valuable to God all men are created equal, by God, and are endowed by their Creator with certain alienable rights and not only the rights and freedoms and the privileges of the born, but the unborn is well there is the principle of the traditional monogamous family this nation was is a society of families. The values of the family.

The values of the traditional home and family where a mother and a dad are committed to each other who love one another to love their children who bring their children to know God, to serve God to live for Christ, the love of Christ the home that the biblical home and this nation was based upon the principle of the home and the family.

Another principle of spiritual principle that gave birth and a privilege to this nation is that of common descent. Some of us and some of us are not too old. Remember a day when you could go to an athletic contest the ballgame or walk down the street and not yourself the bear, embarrass, or have your wife and your children embarrassed by the obscenities.

The vulgarities the dirt feel smart that is coming out of people's malls, wherein we used to live in a time of common decency. What used to slink down the back alleys of our cities now stretched down the main streets of America. Pornography is a $4 billion business in so-called God bless America. We say God bless America and sometimes I wonder why should God bless America. Common decency. Many of you ladies in the workplace. Your awareness of the issue of sexual harassment has been heightened because you're exposed to all kinds of obscenities and vulgarities and fill in jokes and cut lawns and no longer can you live and work with common decency and purity and integrity. No wonder our nation is in trouble. Another principle built that built this nation was the work ethic.

The Bible is clear about this. The dignity of work. The value of work and any welfare system that scripts an individual of the value of work strips that individual dignity and fulfillment work creates the possibility of enjoying fulfilling work and ambition.

I'm not talking about people who can't work. I'm talking about people who won't work. The Bible says if a man won't work. Neither Shelley and nation, a nation is to be a good nation and a compassionate nation and we should use our governments funds in our tax monies to help those who really need help and to help those who are impoverishing to help those who are hurting, but any welfare system that takes from those who work and gives to those who will not is a flawed system. The work ethic is a biblical system. The free enterprise of America that which is made America great is built upon the work ethic of the Bible, we know that one of our great problems economically. America is that America needs to get back to work doing quality work. We've lost the cutting edge. America needs to get back to work. The work ethic.

Something else that has built this great nation and that is God centered education education which includes God. Did you know that the original institutions of higher learning in this nation.

Those Ivy League institutions like brown like Harvard like Gail like Dartmouth. All of those were originally built to train ministers to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. And now look at so many of our even so-called Christian institutions, not even speak of our public institutions where prayer is abandoning Bible reading is out creation is out in the public schools. But condoms are in and then there's the principle of divine institution divinely established institution and by that that I mean the whole state in the church.

The whole of the state of the church, God established the whole God gave the state and we are to respect and honor the state the government the Bibles Bibles abundantly clear on that. Give honor to whom honor is due were to pay our taxes were to pay for a government worker pray for our government were to protect our government would appraise our government weird is there is nothing wrong with being red-blooded patriotic Americans and then God established the church and as the church goes, so goes the nation and you can trace the demise of the churches in America to the demise of the nation, but I don't think that there's much wrong in America that couldn't be settled in the churches of Jesus Christ. If we had some ministers without gumption to preach the word of God and Christians with enough grace to live if we had men of God and women of God.

He would stand on their own 2 feet and stand for Christ is salt and light in this generation with I could come but it must become a gut among God's people.

Bible says if my people, we sail with only the provider was always only the human is always only that the godless atheists.

Oh, if only.

No, the Bible says if my who are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then what I hear from heaven and heal their land. God be for us who can be against us.

My principle of freedom is this the reason that we have existed the reason that we still exist and will continue to exist is that God has been for if God chooses against us because we choose against him that America is among the graveyards of ancient civilization but I want to close this message by giving you the price of freedom, the reason that God did say he is for us is because of verse 32 he who did not spare his own son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him freely give us all the there's a price to freedom. Freedom is never free. Freedom is never cheap men and women Boys and Girls Club have shed their blood as the price of freedom, whether soldiers on distant battlefields or statesman or citizens right here within our nation price of freedom has been incredibly high live ball freedom, but beyond our national freedom. There was a greater price paid at a greater freedom ball is the freedom of our souls. The liberty of our spirits for paying in full by the blood of Jesus Christ and have not. God said if IV for you who can be against you and God would not spare his only son to know he will freely give wall things and that's why we have all joy unspeakable and full of grace is because of the price that Jesus paid. That's why we have the peace that passes understanding because of the price that he paid. That's why we know the love of God. What you cannot measure tightness. Death is with this link because of what Christ is done. That's why we know God is our father. Christ is our elder brother. The Holy Spirit is our constant comforter and companion because in Jesus Christ and his cross and his dad in his deliverance authorized. He paid the price for our freedom, delivering us from the penalty of sin and death and the grave that we might live in liberty and usually in him who killed Jesus.

Paul says God in spirit son but God delivered them a the Lord laid on him the iniquity of us all. What unspeakable, unfathomable love is this the father would give his only son for us all. He who knew no sin became sin for us, one for all and all one the Lord Jesus the way that we are say the way that we are forgiven the way that we are freed of our hangups the way that were freed from our sin, the way that were free from our addictions.

The way that were freed from half the ultimate enemy is because of Christ bearing the penalty and paying the price pouring out what Peter called his precious you're listening to PowerPoint Jacaranda. In today's message the price of freedom, PowerPoint, and financing that some exciting news to share today in France and stepped forward with the $180,000 matching grant, which will double any gift you get this month. Tell PowerPoint finish this financial year strong, with more people than ever searching for what only Jesus can provide gift today is nothing short of vital health insurer PowerPoint remains at beacon of hope in the year ahead and will say thanks for your gift today by sending the Dr. claims manager for you or someone you succumbed now to have your financial gift.

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As I come when he tended seven 954-6720 tended 795-4627 can also text PowerPoint 13316 PowerPoint line 3131. And don't forget to visit Jack where you can shop RV store give the gift online or sign up for Dr. Graham's free daily email devotion our website again is Jack Graham.Margie Pastor what is your PowerPoint for today. I believe the very first thing you must do is to get on our knees, get on our knees in prayer and begin thanking God, thanking him for the wonderful incredible blessings of our freedom just for freedom in our nation but more importantly the freedom that he is bought for us, paid for by the death of Jesus Christ. Christ has set us free from the power of sin and death. We are liberated for life by the power of Jesus Christ and his resurrection he paid the price for our freedom at the cross and we can live and enjoy the experience life, liberty and The Pursuit of Happyness in Jesus Christ. Thank him today and every day for paying that price for your freedom and then as it relates to our country.

We need to pray desperately pray and ask him to keep his hand of blessing on our nation and others a direct correlation between the moral decline of this country and the effort to remove God from the public square, from public life in our country. How can God bless us if we continually push them out of our lives. So I want to encourage you stay involved in your community.

Let your voice be heard. Exercise your privilege of choosing who's going to lead this country vote. I pray that you have a vision for what this nation should be a biblical vision and that you are expressing those principles personally as well as publicly, and that you are voting your principles to many of us are voting our prejudices and our politics rather than our principles so vote as God would lead you and you find yourself feeling unsure about these things or maybe defeated. Just pray that God would ignite a passion in you a passion for protecting your family for protecting the life of the unborn. What ever you do. In Jesus name. Do something for the glory of God. And finally, as I'm sure you gathered from today's message we need to take courage, we need to be strong. We need to be faithful God wants to change the course of this nation and more than anything he wants to bring more men and women to himself. Lift up the cross, share the good news of Jesus Christ share the gospel so that people cannot only enjoy life in this nation but life in the heavenly nation to know Christ and the knowing forever and to be with him forever.

That's what people really need be a part of a church that is preaching God's word and lifting up Christ in endeavoring to engage the culture and share the gospel if you will do that you can make a difference and I believe God will show our nation, forgiveness, and favor as we move forward in the 21st century and that is today's number when you give a gift to PowerPoint Cindy Dr. Graham's powerful book, a man of God is our thanks. Call one 800-7954 627-1800 795-4627 can also text the word PowerPoint 313131 text PowerPoint 23131.

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