Freedom Cost Everything … Remember & Thank

Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
Soldiers don’t get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them.”
2 Timothy 2:3-4

Today, we remember those military members who focused on the goal ahead. They knew their mission. They trained for their mission. They lived and died for their mission. Their suffering, their sacrifices, their deaths won and preserved freedom in America.

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3-Steps to Blessing … How to Gaze Into the Word

“But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.” James 1:25 (ESV)

It takes time to look intently into a matter … to analyze it … to let it simmer in your thoughts … to question it … to look at it from a different perspective.

How are you doing? I admit it, I get caught up in the busyness of the daily responsibilities.

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Hosanna!

Passover was coming. Jews were walking up to Jerusalem by the thousands. Josephus estimates that Passover brought close to 2.7 million Jews to Jerusalem, requiring about 250,000 lambs for sacrifices.

One sacrifice that year would change the world. THE Perfect Sacrifice would be offered that Passover.

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you;
righteous and having salvation is he,
humble and mounted on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim
and the war horse from Jerusalem;
and the battle bow shall be cut off,
and he shall speak peace to the nations;
his rule shall be from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth.” Zechariah 9:9-10

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Free At Last!

“It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1

Today, we remember Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. He knew freedom in God, and he sought to bring freedom to all of America. Freedom from racism. Freedom to live and work in equality, dignity, and respect. Freedom to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Isn’t that what Christianity is all about? Freedom from our sins and freedom to live in the presence of Jesus. Freedom to live eternally.

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