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Memorial Day 2018 Message

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Things We Should Remember

This is the weekend we remember those who have given their lives so we can keep our freedom. Tomorrow we celebrate Memorial Day. So we will talk today about remembering.
Deuteronomy 32:7 NKJV
7 “Remember the days of old, Consider the years of many generations. Ask your father, and he will show you; Your elders, and they will tell you:
The youth have not seen all that their elders have seen. The stories must be told them over and over again. God did not want Israel to forget the miracles he performed in delivering them from Egypt, the crossing of the Red Sea and Jordan and from their enemies at many other times. He did not want them to forget Him! Listen to what he says in .
Exodus 13:3 NKJV
3 And Moses said to the people: “Remember this day in which you went out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the Lord brought you out of this place. No leavened bread shall be eaten.
What were they to remember?

Remember Your Deliverance from Egypt (Sin)

The celebration of the Passover was to remind them annually of their deliverance from Egypt.
deut 7.18
Deuteronomy 7:18 NKJV
18 you shall not be afraid of them, but you shall remember well what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt:
Deuteronomy 15:15 NKJV
15 You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God redeemed you; therefore I command you this thing today.
They were not to fear the enemies that God had defeated for them, but they were to remember His deliverance, instead. The Passover was a constant reminder from generation to generation.

Remember His Guidance and Protection

Deuteronomy 8:2 NKJV
2 And you shall remember that the Lord your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.
The wilderness journey was to prove whether or not they would serve the LORD. Though it was a time of testing, yet God provided for their every need. They must remember how He cared for them even in the wilderness.

Remember His Provision

Deuteronomy 8:18 NKJV
18 “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
If the world resents God’s chosen people for their ability to make money, they must remember that God gave them this special ability. They have been persecuted beyond what any other nation has ever been, and without special skills and abilities, they would become extinct. If we follow God’s rules, we too, may gain wealth. You do not accumulate wealth by wasteful spending, but by frugal saving!
If we tithe, God has promised to open the windows of heaven and pour out blessings upon us.
Joshua 1:13 NKJV
13 “Remember the word which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, saying, ‘The Lord your God is giving you rest and is giving you this land.’
Peace is one of the most blest gifts anyone can receive. If we keep His word, God has promised to make our neighbors to be at peace with us.
Leviticus 26:6 NKJV
6 I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none will make you afraid; I will rid the land of evil beasts, and the sword will not go through your land.
Numbers 6:26 NKJV
26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” ’

Remember the Sacrifice of Others

Your Mother and your Father

Exodus 20:12 NKJV
12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
We should remember our parents with honor. God has promised long life to those who do. Our parents may seem to be out of touch with reality to us, but God knew that the experience of the aged had wisdom not gained otherwise.
Proverbs 6:20 NKJV
20 My son, keep your father’s command, And do not forsake the law of your mother.
prov 23
Proverbs 23:22 NKJV
22 Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old.
The word of both the father and the mother should have equal weight with us. The father may have physical strength to enforce his word, but though the mother may lack physical strength, her authority should nevertheless be respected.

Your Fellow Countrymen in Service

Romans 13:7 NKJV
7 Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.
It is our duty to pay tribute to those who have put their lives on the line for the principles we hold dear. Our American service personnel have made us proud to be Americans. We should thank them upon every occasion to do so. They should get messages of support from people back home continually.
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