Great Morning with the “Maniacs”

This morning I preached in Winthrop, Maine, for Pastor Rick Walter at the Victory Baptist Church. It was a great morning service with the auditorium full. The people of this church received me warmly, and listened intently as I preached on the Meaning of the Cross. When the invitation was given, one was saved and several came forward to make decisions. I’m looking forward to the rest of the week to see what the LORD is going to do in the services.

I have preached for Pastor Walter for several years. I appreciate his steadiness in the ministry. Bro. Walter has firmly stood for the old paths for many years, even though there have been times when he lost people because he wouldn’t change. The benefits of standing for the old paths far outweigh accepting the winds of change. The benefits of standing for the old paths can be seen by the poem written below by their teenage son, Ricky. It is great to see that even the maniacs of Maine love the old paths.

If you are in the area for the next couple of days, I would love to see you at the services on Monday and Tuesday. Come meet a man and his family who have a heart for God and a people who love old paths preaching.


I love these great United States
Where I live, and work, and play.
A place so grand,  it can’t be beat.
God Bless the U.S.A!

A place of gorgeous mountains
That take your breath away.
A rushing brook completes the scene.
God Bless the U.S.A!

It is a place of vast, green plains
Where the grass does gently sway
And where the summer breezes blow.
God Bless the U.S.A!

We’re founded on the Bible
“In God We Trust,” we say.
We are a nation under God.
God Bless the U.S.A!

Our flag is flying up so high
Where the wind does make it sway.
It stirs my soul down deep inside.
God Bless the U.S.A!

Our military is the best
As they charge into the fray.
In air, on sea, they’re everywhere!
God Bless the U.S.A!

We have no king or tyrant
No dictator to obey.
We have the right to cast a vote.
God Bless the U.S.A!

When I think of all these things
And what has come our way
I get excited in my soul.
God HAS Blessed the U.S.A!

But, no matter how much we’re blessed,
God’s laws we don’t obey.
We are selfishly ungrateful
Yet God Blesses the U.S.A!

“Forget the Ten Commandments!
We don’t like them anyway.”
This is the cry of rebellious souls.
Yet God Blesses the U.S.A!

An abomination to the Lord
Aborting babies every day.
Our hands have shed the innocent’s blood.
Still God Blesses the U.S.A!

We lie, we steal, we cheat, we swear.
It’s getting worse each day.
But as we mock and curse His name
God Still Blesses the U.S.A!

America, come back to God
We have gone so far astray.
Let every one, both far and near
Bless God in the U.S.A!

~Ricky Walter~

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