Topic: Devotions

Prayer and the Constitution

The Constitutional Convention deadlocked over how large and small states could be represented equally. So troubling grew the dilemma that some delegates gave up and left. Then, on June 28, 1787, 81-year-old Benjamin Franklin stood up to speak. Shortly thereafter, the U.S. Constitution became a reality. As recorded by James Madison, here’s what Franklin said:…

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Liberty and Restraint

“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” This famous quote is attributed to British statesman Edmund Burke, born January 12, 1729. Considered the most influential orator in the House of Commons, Burke stands out in history, for, as a member of the British Parliament, he defended the…

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In God We Trust

O thus be it e’er when free men shall stand, Between their loved home and the war’s desolation; Blest with victory and peace, may the Heaven-rescued land, Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation! Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just; And this be our motto IN GOD…

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Constitution Day

One June 21, 1788, the U.S. Constitution went into effect when New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it. The 55 signers of the U.S. Constitution included: 26 Episcopalians; 11 Presbyterians; 7 Congregationalists; 2 Lutherans; 2 Dutch Reformed; 2 Methodists; 2 Roman Catholics; 2 Quakers; and 1 deist. The deist was Dr. Franklin, who…

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Preparing a Father’s Day Sermon, Message or Lesson?

CTA has a sincere commitment to provide information that might assist pastors and Christian teachers in reaching and teaching the Word of God. Knowing that many church leaders will be preparing their Father’s Day messages this week, we offer this timely list of free resource of articles and ministry messages: Father’s Day Articles: 3 “Body…

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Good Christian Citizenship

This video features American historian and author Bill Federer. Talking about what it means to be a good Christian citizen, he points out that the country was created with “the people as kings and the politicians as servants.” He believes that citizens need to take responsibility for the country because we are the ones who…

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Grab ‘N Go!

In a day or so, the CTA Ministry Newsletter for June will hit subscribers’ mailboxes. Nothing newsworthy about that! This free newsletter has been helping busy church professionals and volunteers maximize their ministry efforts for nearly a decade. What is newsworthy, though, is the new format we’ve designed. It’s not only easier to read; it’s…

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Our Christian Presidents

Bill Federer has written 16 books primarily dealing with American history. In this video he talks about the Christian character of our great presidents and the impact they had on our nation. He gives George Washington as an example in upholding a democracy free of tyrannical rule. King George III asked a colleague about General…

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