Sunday, May 29, 2016

Unrealized Reward

Hebrews 11:32-40
It seems that all we have of deep value has been bathed in blood.  Our freedoms especially, both spiritual and national, carry the stain of sacrifice.  On Memorial Day we pause to remember.  Remember in such a way that we don't just give a polite nod to the past, but acknowledge with gratitude the sacrifices of others.
Scriptures encourages us to remember in order to honor, respect and show gratitude to those who have blessed our lives by their sacrifice.
The sacrifice of those who gave their lives in faith is rewarded only as we respect and live in the gift they provided.
Martyrs sacrifice their lives in hope that those who follow will benefit from their gift that their sacrifice may not be in vain.

Remember the Sacrifice of Patriots   John 15:13

The cost of freedom is blood.  On Memorial Day we give thanks for sacrifice.
There's no greater myth than that of the self-made man or woman. 
May we never abuse the liberty we have received by selfish indulgence on pleasures that weaken the moral strength of this great nation.
Those who died did not die for license to enable our weakness but liberty to discover our opportunity.  

We Reap Much Good We Did Not Sow   Galatians 6:7

People count. We need to remember the people who made an impact on our lives.
Sadly, many who have not paid the price don’t recognize the value nor the need of responsibility with freedom.

Where Do We Reap Good From Others?- –  Philippians 1:3-4


SAINTS- Matthew 16:24

Christianity was created for us by the blood of Christ and preserved for us by the blood of martyrs.

Remember the Sacrifice of Christ Luke 22:19 -

Remember Our Responsibility Galatians 5:13-14

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