The American Soldier

God bless our Soldiers

Introduction:

November 11 was Veteran’s Day, and we dedicated this sermon to honoring everyone who had or is still serving in the armed forces. And, saying that let us take a moment to remember and honor family members, friends, and all the millions of young men and woman who left families, friends, sweethearts, and jobs, to travel to some foreign country, most people Cannot even pronounce to fight, protect, and die if necessary to protect America and its Citizens.

Young men and woman like the late Rev. Herbert Jarvis, as well as his grandson, Richard Jarvis Jr., and our Late cousin Tony Smith, and let’s not forget Richard, and the late Robert, and Lenard Johnson, as well as John and Ursula Orlando; also, Carl Wisher Sr., And let us remember Brian Barrett, the late Donald, and Michelle LaCastree, and also Gene and Kenny Hasbrouck. and the countless other courageous Men and woman who fight on land, at sea, or in the air to keep America and its citizens safe.

Some of these young heroes came home wounded physically, some mentally, and some came home missing Hands, legs, or arms, while others came home bearing permanent scars visible on their bodies that cannot be hidden nor will they vanish from view. And then let us honor most of all, our loved ones who never came home and listed as missing in action, or they came home in a body bag; Young men like John Jarvis, who fought and died in world war two, as well as, Hereby Wisher, who fought and died in the Vietnam war. These brave men and women fought and died so that we the American citizens might live and for their serviceand sacrifice, we will forever be grateful.

Today is a glorious day in which we honor our Veterans, but some might say, what does God think of war.
Open your Bible to (Exodus 15:1-3.)
And let’s read the song Moses wrote about the Lord.

(V-1) I will sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea!
(V-2) The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will exalt Him.
(V-3) The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is His name.
I pray you will read (Ex.15:1-27) because it tells how God triumphed over Pharaoh in a raging war.

 Open your Bible to (Num.10:9) and lets read 

What the Lord had said to the Israelite Solders

(V-9) When you go to war in your land against the enemy who oppress you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, and you will be remembered before the Lord your God, and you will be saved from your enemies.

God has given our generation something more powerful than the trumpet, God has given us the power of prayer.

The Lord said in times of trouble call on Me and
A) I will hear
B) I will answer
C) and I will deliver thee


Open your Bible to (2-Tim.2:3).
And let’s read what Paul had written to believers

The apostle Paul writes,

(V-3) You therefore as followers of Christ, must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
In (2-Tim.4:5) Paul also writes, but you be watchful in all things, endure affliction, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
In (1-Peter 2:11), Paul writes telling Christians that not only are they in a fleshly war, but their soul wars also.

In (James 4:1) James writes reminding us where wars come from.

In (V-1) James writes, where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members. The apostle Paul tells us not to walk according to the flesh or by what we desire, but walk according to the spirit which is God’s word, and live your life by what God’s word says is holy honorably, and righteous.
I pray you received a blessing from this mornings message.
Amen.

If you would like to add a loved ones name to our Soldiers honor board phone (845) 344-1982

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