Sermon Notes March 26, 2023

City on a Hill

“Can We Talk?” 

Historian Conrad Cherry: “Throughout their history Americans have been possessed by an acute sense of divine election. They have fancied themselves a New Israel, a people chosen for the awesome responsibility of serving as a light to the nations… It has long been… the essence of America’s motivating mythology.” 

Question—Is it appropriate to view the United States as unique among other nations of the world as the special province and agent of God? 

Joshua 5:13-14, “Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, ‘Are you for us or for our enemies?’ ’Neither,’ he replied, ‘but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.’” 

  1. God obviously cares, but He doesn’t take ___________.

John 6:14-15, “After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, ‘Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.’ Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make Him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by Himself.” 

Also see John 18:28-36. 

  1. Remember, making Jesus’ Mission all about the kingdoms of this world was one of the ________________          Satan put before Jesus.See Matthew 4:8-10.
  2. So what should our ultimate goal be? (YOU CHOOSE)

A Christian Nation        or             A Nation of Christians