Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Pledges


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 I gave this message at church this past Sunday.  I didn't realize that some of this information was new to some of the adults. 

Children’s Moments Message

September 25, 2022



I have been thinking about promises lately, sometimes we call them pledges. A pledge is a sincere promise we make. We make one to our nation’s flag, another one to the Bible, and one to the Christian flag.


In all three pledges, we promise to be loyal to each of these.


Pledge to the American flag


I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which is stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

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Pledge to the Bible


I pledge allegiance to the Bible, God’s Holy Word. A lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. It’s words I will hide in my heart, that I might not sin against God. (1)

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Pledge to the Christian flag


I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag and to the Savior for whose Kingdom it stands, one Savior, crucified, risen again, and coming again with life and liberty to all who believe. (2)


We have those items in our sanctuary here at Cross Roads. I discovered something I did not know about the Christian flag. I knew there is a cross in a blue section, and the rest of the flag is white. Here’s what I learned:


#The shade of red in the Cross reminds us of Jesus’ blood that He shed because He took our sins away.


#The blue reminds us of the water of baptism. It also reminds us of Jesus’ loyalty to God.


#The white reminds us of Jesus’ purity. He was without sin until He went to the Cross for us. (3)

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1.http://www.ccabrazil.org/uploads /4/3/5/9/4359809/christian_flag__bible_pledges.pdf

2. IBID.

3. http://en.wikiepedia.org/Christian _Flag#:-text=The Christian Flag was first to arrive for the event/

4 comments:

  1. Interesting post Cecelia, before I came to the USA I had never heard of pledging allegiance to a flag, I don't think we have this custom in Europe. They're waving so many flags now that I am not sure what they are thinking. Anyway, I made my promise to God to serve Him all the days of my life!

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  2. Thank you, Marja, for your kind comment. It would be interesting to find out about the custom of pledging allegiance to the European flags. Peace and blessings to you and yours.

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  3. I learned some new facts here. Thanks, Cecelia!

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  4. Martha: I learned something I hadn't realized through this as well. The words to the pledge to the Bible come from the Psalms.

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