God's Promise for America?
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Delivered By
Pastor Jack Peters
Delivered On
July 5, 2020 at 10:30 AM
Central Passage
2 Chronicles 7:14
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2 CHRONICLES 7:14 - GOD’S PROMISE FOR AMERICA?

One thing I like about Christians is that they are very patriotic.  You folks here are patriotic, and I like that!

Because we are patriotic, we don’t like it when we see our nation headed downhill.  We look at the perverted morality of our nation and we shudder.  We look at the government totally turning its back on righteousness, and we cringe.

We look at a pandemic, Covid 19, and see it’s become a political football game, and generating fear!

So, we look for a promise from God that will reassure us, and we turn to our text this morning, 2 Chronicles 7:14, and say, “Look! There’s hope!”  If America repents God will spare her!

However, we have a problem here.  As we will see, this verse was not written to America or any other country, other than Israel.

But it’s still a great promise, and a promise we can cling to!  For inside America, there is a body of people, collectively called the church. The true church is made up of those who know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We are God’s people!

The church is in trouble:

Lack of morals

Lack of holiness

Lack of love

Lack of evangelism

Lack of enthusiasm

Lack of effectiveness

The church is in trouble, because we are in trouble!

 

A sorry state of affairs Matthew 22:37-40,

John 13:24-25, James 4:1-4, Ezekiel 14:3

IF

My People – Romans 3:10, 3:23, Romans 5:6-9,

John 1:12-13

Who are called by my name – John 10:25-30                 

If we are truly His, let’s act like it.  My Dad would settle for nothing less than acting like us kids belonged to him.

 

SHALL

Humble themselves – 2 Timothy 3:1-5, Matthew 5:3,

Pray –Psalm 51:1-4, Psalm 32:1-6

Seek My face – Psalm 27:8-9, Psalm 66:18, Proverbs 28:9

Turn from their wicked ways –James 4:5-10, Ezekiel 14:6

A model to follow - Judges 10:10-16

 

THEN

I will hear from Heaven – John 14:13-14

Forgive their sin – 1 John 1:9

Heal their land – My personal life, my family, my local church, the universal church

Our problem – We want a cross-less Christianity!

Luke 14:25-33

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