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Sermon Outline July 4 AM

Text: Psalm 67
Theme: Why God puts up with the US
Date: July 4, 2010
Location: CBC Monticello
  1. Text:Psalm 67: Traditionally used by some Jews as the Sabbath was ending and normal life was returning
    1. Sung/said prior to closing prayer
    2. It's a declaration of what they wanted to see happen in the coming week
  2. Starting how?
    1. Verse 1: A request for God's favor:
      1. Asking for grace
      2. Blessing
      3. Shining of God's face:
    2. Evokes Numbers 6:24-26: [24] The LORD bless you and keep you; [25] the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;[26] the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26 ESV)
    3. We have seen these blessings these past 230 years as Americans
      1. Even in our recessions and depressions
      2. Even in our wars and conflicts
      3. God's blessing of liberty has continued to abound on our nation
  3. Continued why?
    1. Verse 2: That His way be known on the earth:
      1. (BF&M 2000:A free church in a free state is the Christian ideal, and this implies the right of free and unhindered access to God on the part of all men, )\
      2. Freedom from fear of man and government, that one may fear and reverence God alone is the hope of Christians from their government
      3. His salvation among all nations: not some nations. Not favored nations. All nations.
    2. Verses 3-4
      1. People will only praise God if they know Him
      2. People will only praise God if they have accepted Him
      3. People will only sing for joy to God if they have heard of His grace and mercy
    3. Verse 5
      1. The call to “let the people praise You, O God” involves our commitment to do whatever is necessary that they may do so!
      2. We as the American Church have the resources in people, training, and finances to spread the Gospel
    4. Verse 6-7:
      1. God's blessing is on us, that the ends of the earth may know and fear Him. What are we doing with it?

      Edited in 2012: I no longer use the sermon audio source that I had linked. I have re-linked this sermon here for anyone interested.


  1. Doug,
    I like your blog but the sound on the mp3 was garbled so to be hard to understand. Posting your sermon outlines is much appreciated.

    Walt-Preaching with Power

  2. I've changed my sound posting method in hopes of fixing that. If you try it again on one of the September sermons in the weeks to come, feel free to let me know if it's better. I changed record methods and servers. Still have to find places to do it free.

    Sorry I've been slow to answer your comment.


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