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Summary: Happy Veteran’s Day

Sermon- Veterans Day 2020

- We celebrated Veterans Day Wednesday. I was thinking about what it means for

us to have had our veterans who willingly serve, & served our country.

- The freedom that we have today. Came from what they were willing to do for us.

- Let’s open our Bibles to Romans 5:1-6, & continue to show our appreciation.

Romans 5:1-6

[1] Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

[2] By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

[3] And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

[4] And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

[5] And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

[6] For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

- There is a value to every thing that we have.

Q- Do we see the value in what we have achieved, or been given.

- We have been given grace, & from that grace we have every opportunity to

grow.

- Hmm. That sounds a lot like what our veterans have done for us.

- They have given us freedom to live a great & productive life!

- Think about God’s great design, & let’s pray.

Prayer

- As Americans we hold up this American flag to symbolize that we are these 50 free

states. We were established on the backs of fearless leaders, & the hearts of the

valiant Soldiers.

- Wednesday was set aside for this, but in this day, Veterans we salute you!

- For us Christians, we hold up this cross. It is through this symbol, a symbol of an

empty cross, & an empty tomb. We are founded in a Kingdom that has no end.

- In the middle of this pandemic, in the middle of persecution throughout this world,

& against the pushback from disbelievers. This cross, & empty tomb still

remains.

- It doesn’t matter what people may take from us, or inflict upon us. They will

never place Jesus upon that cross again,

Hebrews 9:28

28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

- He was offered once!

- No one can place Him in that tomb again.

Romans 6:9

9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

- We carry these truths with us, & we grow from them.

- We look up at the flag, & it helps us celebrate/remember this country was bought by

the great number of lives that said I will stand up!

- Their lives we’re not in vain, because we will stand up for what we have been

given.

2 Corinthians 9:13-15

13 Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men;

14 And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.

15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

- Through Christ, we have a glimpse of what eternal freedom looks like. It’s what we

stand for.

- It is a place in that our patience, experience, & hope have come together, are

complete.

Hebrews 4:9-12

9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

- So many of our veterans have finished their race. They fought their battle, & have

entered their rest. We reap the spoils from their great work, but the task isn’t

finished.

- The mantle, the position of work is given to us.

- We have been given this sword of the Spirit, the Word of God, & this shield of

righteousness. It is our turn to be valiant, & stand for the freedom we live in.

- Yes Jesus won the battle, & laid down His life for us, but does that mean we

just sit on our hands & do nothing?

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