The Safest Place to Be Is In the Center of God's Will?
The Well - June 16, 2010

2 - Cowboy Up - "Move 'Em Out"

The second sermon in our Cowboy Up series.  

God has not called us to a life of safety, but to dangerous faith.  Not exactly what most American Christians have grown up hearing.

01 2 - Cowboy Up

Here are those cowboy codes I mentioned.

Gene Autry
Gene Autry's Code of Honor

  1. A cowboy never takes unfair advantage - even of an enemy.
  2. A cowboy never betrays a trust.  He never goes back on his word.
  3. A cowboy always tells the truth.
  4. A cowboy is kind and gentle to small children, old folks, and animals.
  5. A cowboy is free from racial and religious intolerances.
  6. A cowboy is always helpful when someone is in trouble.
  7. A cowboy is always a good worker.
  8. A cowboy respects womanhood, his parents and his nation's laws.
  9. A cowboy is clean about his person in thought, word, and deed.
  10. A cowboy is a Patriot.

Hopalong Cassidy
Hopalong Cassidy's Creed for American Boys and Girls

  1. The highest badge of honor a person can wear is honesty.  Be truthful at all times.
  2. Your parents are the best friends you have.  Listen to them and obey their instructions.
  3. If you want to be respected, you must respect others.  Show good manners in every way.
  4. Only through hard work and study can you succeed.  Don't be lazy.
  5. Your good deeds always come to light.  So don't boast or be a show-off.
  6. If you waste time or money today, you will regret it tomorrow.  Practice thrift in all ways.
  7. Many animals are good and loyal companions.  Be friendly and kind to them.
  8. A strong, healthy body is a precious gift.  Be neat and clean.
  9. Our country's laws are made for your protection.  Observe them carefully.
  10. Children in many foreign lands are less fortunate than you.  Be glad and proud you are an American.

Lone Ranger & Tonto
The Lone Ranger Creed

  1. I believe that to have a friend, a man must be one.
  2. That all men are created equal and that everyone has within himself the power to make this a better world.
  3. That God put the firewood there, but that every man must gather and light it himself.
  4. In being prepared physically, mentally, and morally to fight when necessary for that which is right.
  5. That a man should make the most of what equipment he has.
  6. That "this government, of the people, by the people, and for the people" shall live always.
  7. That men should live by the rule of what is best for the greatest number.
  8. That sooner or later. . .somewhere. . .somehow. . .we must settle with the world and make payment for what we have taken.
  9. That all things change, but the truth, and the truth alone lives on forever.
  10. I believe in my Creator, my country, my fellow man.

Roy Rogers
Roy Rogers Riders Club Rules

  1. Be neat and clean.
  2. Be courteous and polite.
  3. Always obey your parents.
  4. Protect the weak and help them.
  5. Be brave, but never take chances.
  6. Study hard and learn all you can.
  7. Be kind to animals and care for them.
  8. Eat all your food and never waste any.
  9. Love God and go to Sunday School regularly.
  10. Always respect our flag and our country.



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