9/11 Memorial Sermon Outline

America changed on 9/11.

Before that day, we were confident and unafraid; almost untouchable.  Terrorism was a problem for other countries, but not for us.  In the immediate aftermath of the attack there was much fear.  I remember assuring people , that everything would be all right, that, as Christians,  we can place our trust in God.

Psalms 61:1-4

I)  We Became More Vigilant

Our security measures increased greatly after 9/11.  Airport security was changed forever.  The Department of Homeland Security was created.  The Patriot Act was initiated.  The War on Terror was begun, and fought around the world, but especially in Afghanistan and Iraq.

As Christians, we too, should be more vigilant.  We should watch out, for our enemy “prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour”.  I speak of course, of the enemy of our souls, Satan, or the devil, our one true enemy.  He would seek to destroy our faith, or, at least to render us ineffective for the Kingdom of God.

II.  An Increased Appreciation for Those Who Serve

Since 9/11 we have an increased appreciation for those who serve  in the military, law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical personnel.  This appreciation is well deserved and we do thank them for their service.

As Christians, we should appreciate those who serve, especially those who serve as missionaries.  Missionaries leave their homes and families to wherever God may send them.  There are many forms of service to God.  We should show appreciation to  those who serve the Kingdom of God in diverse ways.

III.  We Remember

We should remember those who have given their lives.  Those who died on 9/11 and the thousands who have died in the War on Terror.

We should also remember those who have died in service to the Lord.   There are still people who die a martyr’s death.  We should appreciate those who have given their lives in service to the King of Kings.

IV  The Future

As we look to the future, we continue to place our trust in God.  He is a faithful shepherd who will guide His people safely through the journey of this life.

Psalms 23

 

 

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