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The Pilgrims and Us (Hebrews 11:13-16)Gary McManus, November 19, 2017
Part of the Words that Divide, Words that Unite series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
November 19, 2017 Hebrews 11:13-16
(Geneva Bible; The Bible of the Pilgrims)
The Pilgrims and Us
DCC has celebrated the Protestant Reformation.
The Pilgrims were a part of that Protestant Reformation in England
Last week we talked about arguments and arguing.
The King of England and the head of the English
Church were in an argument with the Pilgrims.
In England in 1620 it was still illegal to do what
the pilgrims wanted to do and what DCC does
The Mayflower Compact:
In the name of God, Amen. Having undertaken for
the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian
Faith . .a Voyage to plant the First Colony. . .
(we) Covenant and Combine ourselves together in
. . .for our better ordering and preservation and
furtherance of the ends[ just mentioned]
These Separatists/Pilgrims meant it.
They staked their lives on the advancement
of the Christian faith—because they intended to
live the Christian faith. . .Bible, Bible study, worship
and their own prayers and their own pastor.
Did they wonder or evere doubt the rightness
of their cause?
Where would you be in the pilgrims controversy
with the authorities?
Do you trust me? --Jesus
(See 2 Corinthians 6:17 which will be included
as today’s blessing/benediction.)
Thanksgiving is a celebration of an argument
that was won by men and women ready to risk
their lives and fortunes for their FAITH.
(Some fifty of them DID die that first year.)
To them, it was worth the risk.
Their faith in Jesus and the venture of coming
to America were worth the risk.
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