Making the Most of Memorial Day, is there an app for that?
Memorial Day is a day set aside whereby we remember men and women who died in active military service defending American freedom. What plans do you have for Memorial Day this year? Are you going golfing, fishing, camping, swimming, or shoe shopping? Are you planning on cooking out with friends and/or family? Whatever your plans, I pray that you will make the most of Memorial Day 2015. How can you make the most of Memorial Day 2015?
First, Be Thankful for Freedom! Someone has said, "Freedom is not free." Our freedom as a nation comes at a great cost. Throughout American history, American soldiers have given their lives to protect our freedom. The Bible says that we are to "abound in thanksgiving." Take some time this Memorial Day and be thankful for the opportunity you have to work, go to school, worship, and enjoy all the freedoms America affords. What ways can you and your family "abound in thanksgiving" on Memorial Day?
Second, Be Thoughtful Toward Families of the Fallen! The families of American fallen soldiers have also paid a costly price. Parents, spouses, children, and siblings of American fallen soldiers are hurting. Memorial Day offers a great opportunity for us to reach out and comfort the families of the fallen. If you know family members of a fallen soldier, then send them a card or gift in the mail, pay them a visit or invite them over or out for a meal.
Third, Be "Thinkful" of the Future! Memorial Day is a day of remembrance, more specifically, a day of remembering great sacrifice. Jesus commanded us to "do this in remembrance of me" when He gave instructions at the Last Supper before He sacrificed Himself for our freedom. Each time we gather to partake of the Lord's Supper, as we did this past Sunday, we "proclaim the Lord's death until He comes." One day the Lord Jesus is coming again to take us with Him so that we will be with Him in heaven. As you celebrate Memorial Day, think about our Lord who offered Himself to provide an eternity of freedom from sin, death, and the grave!
- Help Me, Help You! I need your feedback for this Sunday's Message. I would like to know, "What is the most unexpected gift you have ever received?" Let me know by emailing your answer (and the answers of your family members) email@example.com.
- Read Hebrews 4:15-16 in preparation for Sunday's Message, "JESUS LETS US RECEIVE."
- Memorize Colossians 2:13-15 this week!
- Join PSG as we discuss "ANGELS, DEMONS, AND THE DEVIL, OH MY!" at SUNDAY NIGHT DIVE in the Worship Center this Sunday, May 24, at 5:00 p.m.
- Pray for the harvest to continue!
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