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Summary: Veterans Day Sermon

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Larry Brincefield, larkayb@earthlink.net

Title: Veteran’s Day

Text: Exo 7:16, 8:1, 20; 9:1, 13; 10:3,

Introduction

1. In 1918,

A. on the eleventh hour

B. of the eleventh day

C. in the eleventh month,

D. the world rejoiced and celebrated.

2. After four years of bitter war,

A. the Allied powers a signed a cease-fire agreement

B. also known as an armistice

C. with Germany on November 11, 1918,

D. bringing World War I to a close.

E. The "war to end all wars" was over.

3. November 11, 1919 was set aside as Armistice Day in the United States,

A. to remember the sacrifices that men and women made during World War I in order

B. Armistice Day officially received its name in the United States in 1926 through a Congressional resolution.

C. It became a national holiday 12 years later.

D. Congress voted Armistice Day a federal holiday in 1938,

i. 20 years after the war ended.

E. But Americans realized that the previous war would not be the last one.

F. World War 2 began the following year

G. After the Second World War,

i. Armistice Day continued to be observed on November 11.

4. In 1953

A. the people in Emporia, Kansas called the holiday Veterans’ Day

B. they wanted to show gratitude to all Veterans...

C. not just those from WW1.

5. Soon after,

A. Congress passed a bill renaming the holiday to Veterans’ Day.

B. (source http://www.usis.usemb.se/Holidays/celebrate/Veterans.html)

6. Tomorrow is Veterans Day...

A. it is a day when we give thanks for our Veterans.

B. There will be ceremonies and speeches

C. and a time to remember those who fought for peace.

D. And be thankful for the freedoms that we enjoy.

7. As I was thinking about our Veterans and also thinking about our theme for November, Worship.

A. When you think about it...it is a perfect time to bring them both together.

8. Read Text: Exo 7:16, 8:1, 20; 9:1, 13; 10:3

Body 2 Cor 3:17

1. "Let My People Go"

A. People have always treasured their freedom.

B. The history of our country is the story of freedom.

i. When the Pilgrims first came to America,

ii. their motivation was to find freedom.

C. In some countries,

i. people don’t have the same freedoms that we enjoy.

ii. In some countries, women aren’t allowed to have an education.

iii. In some countries, people aren’t allowed to be Christians.

a. if they talk about Jesus...

b. they face prison,

c. or even worse.

D. You can go back even farther in history.

E. In Bible times, people wanted to be free.

F. The verses that we read this morning

i. refer to the Children of Israel.

ii. They were enslaved by the Egyptians.

iii. They were forced into slave labor...

iv. working for the Egyptians.

v. They were frequently beaten and mistreated.

vi. 6 places in Scripture it says, "Let my people go, so that they may worship me"

vii. 5 of those come from God Himself...

viii. and 1 of them from Moses at the direction of God.

G. God is saying, "let My people go"

i. God is a great advocate for freedom.

ii. He wants people to be free.

iii. 2 Cor 3:17 says "where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom"

H. As you know, there are many types of freedom. There is the personal freedom.


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