We have complied literature reflecting America's Christian heritage that began in colonial America. Feel free to down this information to teach the next generation about our American Christian roots and heritage. Sunday School Literature reflecting the Christian values of our roots of our founding fathers and the heritage they established for us.
America's Christian Heritage
Our Declaration of Independence, our founding document, cites "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God," , the recognition that we are all "are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights," appeals to "the Supreme Judge of the world," and declares "a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence" in achieving our independence. God is referenced 6 times in this unique American document.
Our Constitution references the blessings of liberty, recognizes God's standard of truth as the foundation and justification of honesty and loyalty, and reserves the Christian holy day of worship as a non-legislative day. The preamble of the America's Constitution, directly references God. Our Christian heritage is reflected in our national motto "In God We Trust."
After twelve years in Holland, things began to happen that made the people realize they had to move on again. The Dutch people at that time were very worldly and there was a great deal of impiety and ungodliness among them. The Sabbath was grossly profaned. The Pilgrims decided they would move their church to a new land and establish a place where they could worship and live according to the teachings of Scripture.
American Christian History
The Pilgrims were foundational in establishing our American Christian History. The decision was made to go to North America, which had been claimed by the British for over a generation. It was determined they would go in two ships - the Mayflower and the Speedwell. Their ruling elder, William Brewster, headed the first group, while Robinson was to govern the second. Before they set sail, their governor, William Bradford, described their motives for coming. He said they had ". . . a great hope and inward zeal . . .of laying some good foundation . . . for the propagating and advancing of the Gospel of the Kingdom." Inside the rotunda of our nations capitol is a painting of the Pilgrims about to embark from Holland. The ship chaplain, Brewster, has the Bible laying open on his lap. Very clear are the words, "The New Testament according to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ." On the sail is the motto of the Pilgrims, "In God We Trust. God With Us."
Finally the Pilgrims left Plymouth and after 66 days journey through the fierce and vast wilderness of the sea, they made it to Cape Cod in late December of 1620. Before setting foot upon the rocky coast, they met in the captain's cabin and drew up the first contract of government, America's "birth certificate," the Mayflower Compact. Its purpose was to establish a "Holy Commonwealth" in which only believers in Jesus Christ were fully part of the community. It begins with these words:
"In the name of God, Amen." And it continues, ". . . Having undertaken for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith . . . a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia . . ."
It was by blending the covenants of the church and government, and allowing only church members the privilege of voting and holding public office, that the Holly Commonwealth was established and maintained. The Mayflower compact, based on the pattern of biblical covenant, is recognized by scholars as the founding document that led to a whole series of covenants, compacts and constitutions culminating in the United States constitution framed in 1787.
"The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold." Psalm 18:2
"Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you." 1 Samuel 12:12a
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Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance... Eph 6:18
Pray for our nation:
Forgive us for the abortions and not valuing life God has created.
Forgive our obsession with sexual permissiveness.
Forgive us for abandoning godly principles.
Forgive us for becoming complacent.
Pray for a spiritual awakening of Christ's Body of Believers that would begin in each of us. Pray for God to send a revival to our city, our nation, and our world.
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Philippians 3:13-1613 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,
1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
5. Honour thy father and thy mother.
6. Thou shalt not kill.
7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
8. Thou shalt not steal.
9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
10. Thou shalt not covet.
Found in Deuteronomy 5:6-21 and in Exodus 20:1-17
We are commanded to teach children the Ten Commandments. In Deuteronomy Chapter 5, The Ten Commandments are listed, and then in the following chapter 6, the importance of teaching them to your child is emphasized: "And thou shalt TEACH them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them . . ." Deuteronomy 6:7
Memory tools to help children to learn the Ten Commandments can be found at Garden of Praise andLiving Waters . Help every child to learn the Ten Commandments.