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12 Memorial Day Resources for Preaching and Worship

Memorial Day is a time of remembrance for those who have given their lives in military service for our nation. How can your church continue to worship God, preach the Gospel, and honor fallen heroes? 

1. Article — 7 Memorial Day Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Preach

Every preacher knows the pressure of holidays and the expectations that come with preparing a Sunday message appropriate for the weekend. Memorial Day is no exception. Memorial Day is about remembrance, and as preachers the important questions we face are what should we remember and why?

2. Illustration — Memorial Day, A Time For Healing

Abraham Lincoln pondered these thoughts in the late fall of 1863. His darkest fear was that he might well be the last president of the United States, a nation embroiled in the self-destruction of what he described as "a great civil war..testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure." He began his remarks with those words as he stood on the battlefield near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on November 19th of that year.

3. Illustration — Sacrifice Stats

Memorial Day reminds us of the true cost of freedom. Freedom isn’t free. It comes at a great cost. I have read and heard the stats, and so have most of you.

4. Illustration — When The First Memorial Day Was Celebrated 

When the first Memorial Day was celebrated, a group of women from Washington D.C. asked the War Department for permission to put flowers on the soldiers graves at Arlington Cemetery.

5. Sermon — Freedom Isn't Free

The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearers to affirm to others - while tears, pain, and death still exist – to set aside time to commemorate those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom in which all Americans enjoys.

6. Sermon — The Memorial Day

Sunday is the ultimate "Memorial Day" when we take of the Lord’s Supper. The correlation to our nation’s "Memorial Day" is intriguing.

7. Sermon — Heroes: Memorial Day

What is a true hero? Many have given their lives so that we might live ours more abundantly! 

8. Sermon — Remember, Relate, and Rejoice!

On Memorial Day we remember also Christ’s death and sacrifice to set us free and give us eternal life.

9. PowerPoint Package — Remembering the Sacrifice

Honor all the heroes who have made sacrifices for their families and their country with this timeless patriotic presentation template. Features Title, Welcome, Upcoming Events, Announcements, Contact Us, Thank You, and blank slides.

10. Video — Honor Them

A Memorial Day tribute video honoring those that have lost their lives fighting for our freedom. "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." John 15:13

11. PowerPoint Package — Memorial Day

Announce your Memorial Day weekend events and support your patriotic message.

12. Motion Background — Flowing Stripes 

An exciting motion background depicting an American flag to use with your church presentation software for a strong worship or sermon preaching experience for your congregation. This motion background is a loop video that can repeat seamlessly.



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