In this sermon, our founding pastor, W. Graham Smith, talks about the decade of the 1990s– a time of change, crisis, and choice– a decade of decision. Here are some excerpts:

The 1990s

…Today I want to speak about the l990s — a decade of DECISION.

Perhaps this is the most difficult decade to talk about. It’s much easier, is it not, to look back at history, and view events after a period of time has transpired, and to be able to evaluate and understand a little bit more clearly what happened…

1. It is a time of CHANGE…

…If the next five years are like the last five, the 90s will be a decade of more change than any other decade in this century. Some of the changes have been wonderful…

2. It is a time of CRISIS…

There has been a splintering across America, and this splintering has been in several areas: (a) There has been a political splintering… (b) There is racial splintering… (c) There is a social splintering… Because of the increase of lawlessness… (d) There is a relational splintering. We’re becoming more disconnected from each other…

3. It is a time of CHOICE…

Now how does that relate to where we are today? It’s very simple. What is our liberal, God-denying culture trying to do? They are trying to remove the very memory of everything the Lord has done for us as a nation — all the landmarks, all the fingerprints of God on our country. And we must not let them get away with it.

I’m afraid we’re very close to having a generation that is absolutely illiterate about God and the gospel of Christ. Isn’t it scary to realize that we may be very close to being a land that needs missionaries to be sent to us?!

As a nation, we must choose whom we will serve. As individuals, may we exclaim with Joshua — “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord!”

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Graham has a lot more to say about this topic. If you would like to learn more, please download and read the attached transcript of the sermon, as the above excerpts do not even scratch the surface. If you would like to do a word search on the transcript, download the file, and then open the file with your web browser after downloading and use your browser’s find feature.

 

June 11, 1995

Joshua 24:15

Rev. W. Graham Smith

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