Summary: 10 Things the Bible tells us to remember and never forget this Memorial Day and everyday. Link included to formatted text, handout, and PowerPoint Presentation.
So Much to Remember!
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INTRODUCTION: Memorial Day is primarily given to remembering those who have died, whether it be loved ones, friends, or those who have died for their country. We are instructed dozens of times in the Word of God to remember certain things. The Israelites were admonished to keep to their remembrance various days and events of their national history.
I want to call your attention to some things that are worthy of our remembrance.
I. WE SHOULD REMEMBER THE TIME AND PLACE OF OUR SALVATION.
[Have Some Of Congregation Respond By Giving The Time And Place Of Salvation.]
I remember because my mother wrote down the date and circumstances in my Bible, and what I prayed when I got saved. I remember the place because I was there, and also have a picture. But someday I may forget, and thank God my salvation is not dependent upon my memory, but God’s!
II. WE SHOULD REMEMBER THE PIT THAT WAS PRIOR TO OUR SALVATION.
The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
III. WE SHOULD REMEMBER THE PLACE WE WERE AFTER OUR SALVATION.
Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.  Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
When a person falls he falls from one level to a lower level. You never fall upwards; always downward.
IV. WE SHOULD REMEMBER OUR VOWS AND COMMITMENTS.
When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.  Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
A. Our Vows To God.
1. Maybe to teach a S/S class.
2. To witness more often.
3. To live a holy life.
4. To answer His calling in our lives.
B. Our Vows To Our Spouse. Relate the violation of these to the divorce rate in America.
1. To love.
2. To honor.
3. To cherish.
4. To keep self for the other.
C. Vows To Others.
1. To pray for a certain need.
2. To offer what help they need.
V. WE ARE TO REMEMBER OUR BRETHREN.
A. (1 Tim 4:6) If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ…
B. Intercessory Prayer. (1 Sam 12:23) Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you…
C. (2 Tim 1:3) I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;
There was a time when people were more concerned for friends than they were for themselves.
VI. WE ARE TO REMEMBER THE TRUTHS OF GOD.
A. (John 14:26) But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
B. (Rev 3:3) Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
VII. WE ARE TO REMEMBER OUR PARENTS.
(Eph 6:1) Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
A. Why So Many Teenage Tragedies? They have broken this commandment.
B. (Psa 71:9) Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
VIII. WE ARE TO REMEMBER OUR SOLDIERS AND HEROES.
My dad taught me that a person in a military uniform was a hero, and I still honor that today.
The Jewish soldiers were honored as they returned from battle. “David has slain his 10,000’s.”
When protestors begin to speak out against our military I think to myself, they need to see some blood spilled – theirs! I can’t stand to see people make light of those who have fought for our country.
We should make much of our war heroes before our children.
We should remember how our country began, and what makes America great, lest we lose it!