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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sunday Sermon Outline - Veterans Day 2007

A Mighty Warrior
Veteran’s Day 2007
November 11, 2007

Pastor Ed Boston

The origins of Veterans Day.

War is not a pretty sight -

A group of academics and historians has compiled this startling information: Since 3600 B.C., the world has known only 292 years of peace! During this period there have been 14,351 wars large and small, in which 3.64 billion people have been killed. The value of the property destroyed is equal to a golden belt around the world 97.2 miles wide and 33 feet thick. Since 650 B.C., there have also been 1,656 arms races, only 16 of which have not ended in war. The remainder ended in the economic collapse of the countries involved.
Today in the Word, June 19, 1992

David – A Mighty Warrior

I. A Brave Man

1 Samuel 16:18
18 One of the servants answered, "I have seen a son of Jesse of Bethlehem who knows how to play the harp. He is a brave man and a warrior. He speaks well and is a fine-looking man. And the LORD is with him."

II. The Armour-Bearer

1 Samuel 16:21
21 David came to Saul and entered his service. Saul liked him very much, and David became one of his armor-bearers

(Armour-bearer an officer selected by kings and generals because of his bravery, not only to bear their armour, but also to stand by them in the time of danger.)

III. The Successful Leader

1 Samuel 18:30
30 The Philistine commanders continued to go out to battle, and as often as they did, David met with more success than the rest of Saul's officers, and his name became well known.

IV. Feared by The Enemy

1 Samuel 19:8
8 Once more war broke out, and David went out and fought the Philistines. He struck them with such force that they fled before him.

V. Conqueror of Jerusalem

1 Chronicles 11:4-8

David Conquers Jerusalem

4 David and all the Israelites marched to Jerusalem (that is, Jebus). The Jebusites who lived there 5 said to David, "You will not get in here." Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion, the City of David. 6 David had said, "Whoever leads the attack on the Jebusites will become commander-in-chief." Joab son of Zeruiah went up first, and so he received the command. 7 David then took up residence in the fortress, and so it was called the City of David. 8 He built up the city around it, from the supporting terraces to the surrounding wall, while Joab restored the rest of the city.

Pray for Dr. James Peake, President Bush’s nominee to the position of Secretary of Veterans Affairs, as he prepares to step into leadership of this vital department. Pray for him as he prepares, asking God to be at work in his mind and heart that he may faithfully serve the needs of our country’s veterans. Pray also for his confirmation hearings before the Senate, that each questioner will have God’s wisdom in the answers they seek.

As the nation pauses on November 11 to observe Veterans Day, give thanks for our 25 million military veterans, thanking God for their sacrifice, dedication and service to country. Pray for those who struggle with disabilities and pain, whether physical, emotional or spiritual, asking God to bring powerful healing and renewal. Pray that each one will know the gratitude of a thankful nation.

A Salute to our Veterans