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Bible Text: Genesis 9:11-16 |

INTRO: It’s good to remember. Some memories are happy; others are not.  Memories are also practical.  They remind us of important events.  One of the events we should never forget is Memorial Day, although some of us have forgotten what Memorial Day is all about.  We tend to forget the sacrifice that men and women before us have made for us.  God has also given us things to remember, starting with the rainbow; reminders of His provision, His love, and His holiness.

I.    Remember the feast of Passover (Exodus 11:4-6; Exodus 12).

A.  Moses said to pharaoh, “Let my people go!”

B.  The Israelites were instructed to choose a spotless lamb.

1.  We tend to forget to offer our best to God.

C.  God told them to kill the lamb and use the blood to mark their doorposts for protection.

1.  Jesus is our lamb who protects us from God’s wrath when we accept Him as our Savior.

D.  The Israelites were set free from bondage.

E.  They were instructed to commemorate the day.

II.   Remember the Sabbath Day (Exodus 20:8; Mark 2:27).

A.  “Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy.”

B.  It’s a day of rest and worship.

C.  May we always recognize that the Lord has called us to come together.

III.  Remember the Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 11:24-26, 10:15-16).

A.  It’s a reminder that Jesus loves us so much that He chose to go to the cross for us.

B.  Jesus fulfilled the prophecy of the New Covenant: “I will be their God and they will be My people.” (Jeremiah 31:33)

C.  The cup and the bread remind us of how we chose to give our lives to Jesus.

CONCLUSION:  Remember the sacrifice of the people who died for our country.  Remember God’s sacrifice and provision for you.  Don’t forget how you got to where you’re at.  With God’s help, you’ll get where you need to be.

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