Series: “REMEMBER” by Pastor David R. Stokes
Sunday, November 4th, 2018: “REMEMBERING GOD’S SERVANTS”
Read: Hebrews 13:1-3
Did you have heroes when you were young? I did. Some of them were sports figures—like Al Kaline of the Detroit Tigers. But many of my heroes were different than most kids my age. You see, from a young age my father (also a hero) gave me books to read about famous people. Not just famous figures from history—though that was part of it—but also famous servants of God. So before I was ten years-old I had learned about people like D. L. Moody, Adoniram Judson, Hudson Taylor, William Carey, Billy Sunday, Billy Graham, George Mueller, and so many other men of God who made a real difference.
This month at EXPECTATION CHURCH we REMEMBER. The word means, “to be mindful of” or “to remind one’s self.” These days we are surrounded by a culture that focuses on celebrities but not real heroes. We’re going to do our part to fix that over the next few weeks.
As we begin, we REMEMBER GOD’S SERVANTS. Through the centuries people have “hazarded their lives” (Acts 15:26 KJV) for the cause of Christ. Some are in harm’s way right now.
One of the things REMEMBERING does for us is to help us put our circumstances into perspective. It’s like an old Arab proverb: “I used to complain I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.”
Have I ever been persecuted for my faith? How?
How can I learn to suffer without developing a “victim” mentality?
How does giving from my finances help me remember what’s important?