«Rev. Johnny R. Davis 787 Queensbury Drive Montgomery, AL 36116 334-281-7481 godson3307 Crusader-in-Chief Bro. Levert Hedgemon III 2206 – E. ...»
God’s power within us will keep us from being enslaved by fear and turn us away from our destructive habits.
We can count on our heavenly resources whenever we need them. Those who are raised up to sit with Christ possess some other advantages. We have all the necessary equipment to do battle with the forces of Satan and win.
Q - Do you feel that you are sitting close to Jesus?
Q - How can you get closer to Him?
Topic “ A Call to Serve, A Call to Love “ Paul is speaking to us and the church at Ephesis about our calling to be saved Christians. We are all call to love, live holy, and to serve.
Each one of us have a general call that is common to each of us and then we all have a more specific calling or vocation. All of us may not have been call to do the same things in the body of Christ but we’ve all been called to serve and Love.
Paul says “ I beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, “ To walk it means to LIVE it. To pass one's life in doing it. To make use of every opportunities to live, love and serve like Jesus did. How should we walk, live, and serve?
“With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love.” When we are called to serve and love we can get a lot done when we have “Unity of the Spirit”. When we do not have unity we do not have peace and when we don’t have peace it is hard to get anything done. Therefore, be a Crusader who walk, live and love like Jesus.
Q - What do you think God has called you ?
Q - Which one is harder for, to love or to serve?
Suggested Monthly Activities JULY Go on a swimming trip.
Participate in a softball league.
Go to a Theme Park (Vision Land in Bessemer or Six Flags).
Participate in a Christian Retreat or Christian Camp.
Invite all boys of your church to become members of the chapter.
Elect officers for the next two years.
AUGUSTSponsor a ‘Back to School’ Rally. Have music, games, speakers, and give school supplies.
Have the crusaders sign a contract for the academic and behavior grades they pledge to earn. Provide incentives in this contract.
Send letters and care packages to anyone that you know who is in prison.
SEPTEMBERGo to a football game together.
Sponsor a ‘Night at the Movies’. Show a good Christian movie. Serve popcorn and drinks.
Counselors visit your crusaders at their schools.
OCTOBERSponsor a Fall Festival along with the other youth auxiliaries.
Participate in a Fall Basketball League.
Invite your pastor to one of your meetings this month.
Sponsor a canned food drive for a soup kitchen or food bank.
NOVEMBERPrepare at least two baskets for needed families.
Rake leaves for an elderly member of your church.
Invite your missionary president to one of your meetings this month.
Sponsor a church clean-up project.
DECEMBERGo caroling to the sick and shut-in. Take them a basket of fruit.
Participate in a Winter Bowling league.
Participate in a Christmas project for children.
JANUARYRecruit new members. Send out cards to all the boys in the church who are not crusaders.
Go to a basketball game together.
Help this month with keeping the church grounds free of trash.
Go out with your church’s Evangelism Team after being trained.
FEBRUARYSponsor a Crusader’s Banquet or a Valentine’s Social.
Crusaders give valentine cards to your mothers.
Invite a guest speaker to speak on “Love or Infatuation’. Have the speaker cover the sexual revolution and same sex relationships.
MARCH Sponsor a ‘Sleep in for Christ’ at the church. Have food, fun, and Hot Topics.
Sponsor a kite competition. Invite other churches to participate.
Sponsor a Spring clean-up project for the church APRIL Participate in a Spring Basketball League.
Conduct a Crusader Beautillion Militaire.
Send a letter to a church member or community person in the military.
Send a care packages to those in the military.
MAY Complete two missionary projects this month.
Eat out at a restaurant together.
Have eliminations for State competitions.
What is your motto?
What is your Watchword?
What is the Crusader Scripture?
What is the Crusader Prayer?
Pledge to the Bible Pledge to the Christian Flag Pledge the United States Flag Crusader’s Pledge How many Law Books are there? Say them.
(Call each category separately) How many Books in the New Testament? Say them.
Assign each crusader one of the Ten Commandments.
The Bible - We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired of God and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instructions.
The True God – We believe that there is one and only one living God, an intelligent, spiritual and personal Being, the Creator, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe, infinite in holiness and all other perfections to whom we owe the highest love, reverence and obedience.
The Fall of Man – We believe that man was created in holiness, but by voluntary transgression fell from that holy and happy state; in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners; not by constraint, but choice.
The Way of Salvation – We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through Jesus Christ, who by the Holy Spirit was born of the Virgin Mary, took upon himself our nature, and by His death made a full atonement for our sins.
Justification – We believe that justification is God’s gracious and full acquittal of all sinners who believe in Christ. That justification includes the pardon of sin and the promise of eternal life.
Regeneration – We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be regenerated or born again.
A Gospel Church – We believe that a visible church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith.
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper – We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost; to show forth our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior. This demonstrates our death to sin and resurrection to a new life. Baptism is a prerequisite to the privilege of a church relation; and to the Lord’s Supper, in which the members by sacred use of bread and wine are to commemorate together the dying love for Christ; proceeded always by solemn self-examination.
The Christian Sabbath – We believe that the first day of the week (Sunday) is the Lord’s Day. It is to be kept sacred for religious purposes.
Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature, O Thou of God and Man the Son;
Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor, Thou my soul’s glory, joy and crown.
Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands, Robed in the blooming garb of spring;
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer, Who makes the woeful heart to sing.
Fair is the sunshine, Fairer still the moonlight And all the twinkling, starry host;
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer Than all the angels heav’n can boast.
“We Are Crusaders For Christ” (Tune: We Shall Overcome) We are Crusaders for Christ;
We are Crusaders for Christ;
We are Crusaders for Christ, our Lord.
We pledge our life, to live for Him.
We are Crusaders for Christ, our Lord.
Assistant Chieftains First Assistant Chief Senior Division (Ages 15-17) Second Assistant Chief Intermediate Division (Ages 12-14) Third Assistant Chief Junior Division (Ages 9-11) Assistant Secretary Intermediate Division (Ages 12-14)