Presidents and Prayer – Part 9

World War I Both Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft had advanced the idea of ‘muscular Christianity.’ Roosevelt would say ‘Jesus was a man’s man – strong, muscle-bound, and physical.’ The idea carried over into war recruitment. Men, strong men, vital men – could be men of prayer! The idea of war divided the nation. “We’ll…

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John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

We continue our series on American Presidents and Prayer with John Adam and Thomas Jefferson. John Adams, the Second President issued a prayer proclamation in which he declared, “The safety and prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially depend on the protection and blessing of Almighty God.” Adams called “the national acknowledgment of this truth…an indispensable…

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The Joy of Fearing God

We have forgotten that it is a “fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Hebrews 10:31 KJV). The idea doesn’t play well in our culture. It didn’t some 300 years ago, when Edwards preached on the theme – and the reality of ‘the fear of God’ sparked a Great Awakening. New…

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