Monthly Archives: January 2017
In February we observe Abraham Lincoln’s, our 16th President, birthday. President Lincoln is one of our country’s most beloved presidents for many reasons. He was said to be honest, stood up for those who couldn’t stand for themselves, and spoke what he believed was right to name a few. He had a faith that stirred in him strong convictions that came from being a man of the Word of God. Here are a couple of references he made to in relation to his faith.
Near eighty years ago we began by declaring that all men are created equal; but now from that beginning we have run down to the other declaration, that for SOME men to enslave OTHERS is a “sacred right of self-government.” These principles can not stand together. They are as opposite as God and mammon; and whoever holds to the one, must despise the other.
Speech at Peoria, Illinois, on October 16, 1854
The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong. God can not be for and against the same thing at the same time.
Meditation on the Divine Will ca. September 2, 1862
Nevertheless, amid the greatest difficulties of my Administration, when I could not see any other resort, I would place my whole reliance on God, knowing that all would go well, and that He would decide for the right.
Remarks to Baltimore Presbyterian Synod on October 24, 1863
While we are grateful to all the brave men and officers for the events of the past few days, we should, above all, be very grateful to Almighty God, who gives us victory.
Response to a Serenade on May 9, 1864
President Lincoln showed himself to be God fearing man, how do you think that led him to make decisions as a president?
Watch the video and answer the question below.
If we stop think more about the words we use, how much more powerful can they be?
For generations some of the best and most heard speeches have been through song. Please take time to listen and watch the video below. It is an old favorite from D.C. Talk.
What is the powerful message this song is trying to get across with its words?
How important is it to be aware of the message that is being shared in the music you listen to?
Watch this speech of a young teen who spoke at a United Nations on the environment in 2008. Her words are powerful!
What makes her a powerful speaker? What ideas does she have?
This clip is from a ministry called The Seed Company that people can financially support to help translate the gospel.
Why is this ministries idea and why is it so powerful?
How could money given to this ministry keep giving?
To find out more go to OneVerse.org