Listen to the Message
 

Galatians 5:1
 
The words remember, remembrance, and memorial....
 
1. REMEMBERING
  • "There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends" (John 15:13 NLT).
  • Memorial Day is also an opportunity to remember Jesus—who sacrificed His life in order to give us eternal life.
  • "Do this in remembrance of me."
2. REJOICING
  • As Americans, we can rejoice in the freedom that we have in this country.
  • We can enjoy freedom today as Americans because of the men and women who stood and fell in defense of it.
  • We can rejoice in the freedom we have in Jesus Christ.
  • "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free" (Galatians 5:1 NIV).
  • Jesus died in order to set us free from sin, free from the law, free from death and so much more.
  • We don’t earn God’s love; we are invited to enjoy it, experience it, and to embrace it.
3. RINGING OUT
  • "Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof."
  • "God makes people right with himself through their faith in Jesus Christ. This is true for all who believe in Christ, because all people are the same: Everyone has sinned and fallen short of God’s glorious standard, and all need to be made right with God by his grace, which is a free gift. They need to be made free from sin through Jesus Christ" (Romans 3:22-24 NCV).
  • "Give me liberty, or give me death."
  • This freedom in Christ calls us to celebrate it, to share and to live it out each day.