Summary: September 11th sermon capturing the infamous words LETS ROLL
On September 11th in Boston American Flight 11 took off from Logan Airport at 8:00 sharp. United Flight 175 followed close behind. Both Boston flights were schedule to fly to Los Angeles that morning. In Washington DC American Flight 77 also headed to Los Angeles it took off from Dullus Airport at 8:10. Of the four fuel laden cross country flights with terrorist aboard only one remained on the ground- Flight 93.
STAND UP-SIT DOWN
You just walked down the ramp of flight 93 you just sat down in one of those seats-
There are 7 other people that are getting ready to board flight 93
The first one is a man by the name of Mark Bingham- he's 6'5" a former Rugby player
he was a tough guy, a risk taker
Also coming on board is a man by the name of Tom Barnett- fro San Remone California- he's a father of 3 little girls- he's an executive with a health care company- he was a big man that had quarter backed his high school football team- Tom was seated in 1st class next to Mark Bingham
Now coming on board was the 3rd person-Jeremy Click
He's an NCAA Judo champ-6'1"- 220lbs
Next comes Lew Nash- 5'11" 210lbs a stocky fireman
Rich Godago- is now coming on board- he's an ex law enforcement officer
trained in hard combat
Linda Grohan is a brave American woman- she's a lawyer and a brown belt in Karate
Lastly there's a man by the name of Todd Beamer- he's 6ft a strong athletic man- a leader
As the plane begins to taxi down the runway- Suddenly the plane begins to lift and take off
It was just a normal flight for the first 45 minutes
At this point tragedy hits the twin towers and shortly thereafter a 911 operator receives a phone call- on the other line is Todd Beamer
He begins to describe something that is happening in the air aboard flight 93- He says that terrorists have killed the pilots and hijacked the flight
The flight is wobbling back and forth and moving in a downward direction
The operator describes the panic she could hear in the voices of those that were on board
When the plane jolted Todd shouts out "We have to do something, I don't think we're going to get out of this!"
Todd begins to describe how him and some of the other passengers around him are about to rush the cockpit "We're not going down without a fight! We think they are headed to the Whitehouse!"
The 911 Operator begins to pray for them that are on board
After the prayer concludes the last audible words that are heard on that 911 call are from the voice of Todd Beamer as he yells out- LETS ROLL!
The group races to the front, where the cockpit is- a distance of over 100 ft
All around the plane you can hear screams and commotion-
Phone calls from several people on board-sending messages to their loved ones- Tell the children I love them
The cockpit is rush and the plane flips and spins crashing into a field- blasting a hole into the earth 50 ft deep- thousands of gallons of jet fuel scorch the surrounding trees
Everyone on Board is Lost- Everyone on Board is gone- and the last words audible recorded from that flight were that of Todd Beamer's saying LETS ROLL!
It was a commitment- It was a message of sacrifice!
I believe that we need to get the same tenacity that says WE ARE NOT GOING TO SIT BACK AND LET THINGS HAPPEN
I wander if there is anybody bold enough- anybody brave enough to step out from the crowd of this world- in spite of opposition- in spite of criticism- AND SAY LETS ROLL!
WATCH OUT SATAN -WATCH OUT- WE'RE GOING TO MARCH DOWN INTO THE ENEMIES CAMP
WE ARE NOT AFRAID OF YOU- WE ARE NOT INTIMIDATED BY YOU- LETS ROLL!
Matthew 11:12 (KJV)
And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
1 Timothy 6:12 (KJV)
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
IM NOT A COWARDLY CHRISTIAN
IM NOT A SURRENDERING SAINT
IM NOT A POWERLESS PRAISER
IM NOT A WEAKLING WORSHIPPER
IM NOT A FAITHLESS FIGHTER
BUT IN THE MIDST OF ADVERSITY- I STAND RESOLVED AND DETERMINED
THROUGH TRIALS AND TEMPTATION- I'M STEADFAST AND UNMOVEABLE
THROUGH PAINS AND PROBLEMS- IVE LEARNED TO TRUST IN HIM
God honors- radical- risk-taking faith
When arks are built- lives are saved
When soldiers march, Jerichos tumble
When staffs are raised- seas are opened