What do you have going on this weekend?
In case you haven’t heard, there’s going to be a special service on Sunday morning at the First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas. The pastor, Robert Jeffress, says that it will a celebration of, “our freedom as Americans and our freedom in Christ.” He’s even going to preach a sermon entitled, “America is a Christian Nation.”
I don’t know you that well. Maybe you’re going through a tough time. Perhaps your marriage is falling apart. Or maybe you’re like the millions of other Americans who are crippled by anxiety and depression. If so, this service is for you.
Other churches hold services where they mess around with silly things like teaching people about the living hope for those who belong to Christ or how God graciously forgives sinners and gives them a new standing before him through the work of his Son. Some even go so far as to sing about these kinds of things and then live them out in their day to day lives.
But you need something different.
You need America.
That’s right. Nothing calms the troubled waters of an anxious soul quite like the red, white, and blue. When a pastor stands before his congregation and gives them a glimpse of old glory, it has a way of bringing joy to the brokenhearted. There is no greater example of grace, love, and redemption than the one we get from the good old U.S. of A.
Well, unless you happen to be an unborn child.
Or a black kid in a hoodie.
But that’s all beside the point.
We’ve got a country to celebrate!
You won’t get this information anywhere else but I was able to obtain the order of worship for this important service along with a few clips from the dress rehearsal. Here’s what you can expect at this Sunday's Freedom Sunday service.
Order of Worship
First Baptist Church of Dallas
June 24, 2018
Call to Worship; "I am a Real American"; Hulk Hogan
Welcome and announcements; Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Children’s Sermon; “Modeling Grace and Humility”; Ann Coulter
Special Concert of Praise: Let’s Worship, America (comma optional):
In Trump Alone
When I Survey The Wondrous Wall
Sermon; "America Is A Christian Nation (if you squint real hard and only look for a second)"; Robert Jeffress
Hymn of Invitation: 10,000 Reasons Why We Should Always Obey Jeff Sessions
So if you don’t have anything going on this weekend, think about the Freedom Sunday service in Dallas, Texas. It promises to be a very moving time where many people will pray to make Uncle Sam their lord and savior.
What could possibly go wrong?