"HONORING THE FAITH OF A VETERAN"

Rev. Lon Lorton

November 12, 2017

Matthew 8:5-13

Why veterans are deserving of our honor.

1.  The cause to which a veteran is committed.

  • Freedom
  • Courage
  • Love of Country

2.  The cost a veteran is willing to pay.

The military veteran gave honor to Christ.  (vs. 5-8)

Christ gave honor to the military veteran.  (vs.10-13)

True faith honors Christ, and Christ honors true faith.

True faith

  • sees the invisible
  • believes the impossible
  • receives the incredible

It is the veteran, not the preacher, who gave us the freedom of religion.

It is the veteran, not the reporter, who gave us the freedom of the press.

It is the veteran, not the poet, who gave us the freedom of speech.

It is the veteran, not the lawyer, who gave us the right to a fair trial.

It is the veteran, not the politician, who gave us the right to vote.

It is the veteran who salutes the flag and served under the flag, who gave us the freedom to proudly wave our flag.