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"July 4th" "Independence Day"
Devotional Writing Starter
Posted June 21, 2013
(Originally posted to my blog)
- Hey Firecracker!
Do you Snap into Action?
Do you Pop into Service?
Do you Explode into Color?
Do you Light up the Sky?
Do you Sparkle?
Do you Fizzle Out?
Are you a Dud?
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Stars and Stripes
Relate to the sacrifices of our men and women who have served and died for our country’s freedom.
Christ’s stripes when He died for our freedom from sin.
Baseball, Hotdogs, & Apple Pie
Use all three. Play baseball (or softball), serve hot dogs and apple pie for dessert (fun for church wide).
Give Me Liberty
Touch on our liberties that we have as American citizens and what liberty means to us as Americans.
Relate what our liberty is in Christ.
Proud to Be an American
How we show we are proud of our country such as wearing red, white, and blue on July 4th.
Putting out flags at our homes. Putting our hand over our heart when we say the pledge of allegiance.
How are we proud of Christ? What do we wear to show our pride? (Not clothing but attitudes, kindness, etc.)
What symbols do we have that we give reverence to such as the cross, the Bible?
God Bless America
How has God blessed our country in the past? Do we ask for God’s blessings for the future?
Let Freedom Ring
Touch on our freedoms that we have in America. What freedoms do others not enjoy?
What freedoms do we have in Christ?
Land of the Free-Because of the Brave
Who were some of our brave Americans in history? What things were gained because of what they did or even died for?
How brave are we in Christ? Do we witness? Do we give all we can and use all our energy to move the cause of Christ along?
Hey Uncle Sam!
Focus on the slogan “I want you”. How we can all be good citizens whether we join the service or do our duty at home just on an every day basis.
Focus on how Christ "wants you".
And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Oh say can You See?
What do you see in America? Bad things? Good things?
Are you doing your part by being a good citizen, voting, calling or writing your representatives when you don’t agree with something or want to show your support for something?
Or do you leave that for others to take care of? Are you involved?
What do you see in your Christian life? Is it running smoothly? Are you doing your part in the body of Christ? Are you living the part of a Christian?
One Nation Under God
Focus on "one" nation. Working together.
Relate how we need to work together as "one" in the body of Christ.
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
How as Americans we can live full and lives that have quality.
How in Christ we have the same thing.
Life in Christ. Liberty in Christ. Pursue joy in Christ.
United We Stand
How we stand united against outside forces that threaten to destroy our country.
Relating how we stand together as Christians for the Word of God and what it says.
- Celebrate Lady Liberty
Focus on what the Statue of Liberty stands for and a relay a little of the history of the Statue of Liberty.
What do we stand for? What kind of "lady" are we?
Are we still standing for what is right even with all the pressure of the world and all the elements hitting us as we strive to do what is right?
Are we holding forth the torch to light the way to Christ?
Copyright ©2013 Julia Bettencourt
Scripture References are from the King James Version.
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