The Hero in You - Memorial Day 5-30-21                                                                                    Pastor Phil Derstine

Memorial Day - A day of remembrance for those who died in our nation's service.

  • The most defining trait of a hero is SACRIFICE
  • John 15:13 “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
  • Hero (Def) 1.  A man of distinguished courage or ability admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.

 2.  A person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and                            is regarded as a model or ideal.

  • Romans 12:1 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies        as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship.”  
  • Galatians 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
  • II Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away;  behold, all things are become new.”
  • I John 4:4You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
  • HERO status comes from a deciding moment in time, a place, an action…. an exercise of FAITH

You are...          

1. Postioned by God - Geographically, God puts you in the right place at the right time.

  • II Kings 5:2 - Servant Girl with Naaman - Commander of the Army of the King of Syria.
  • Your Family - Your School - Your Work - Your Church
  • Acts 17:26 “He made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth… he determined the

                  exact places where they should live(28) For in him we live and move and have our being.”    

2. Resourced by God - He gives you gifts & abilities - something you already have in your hand.

  • John 6:9 - Little Boy’s Lunch
  • Your House/Car - Gifts/Abilities - Dreams/Visions      

3. Connected by God - Relationships - people in your realm of influence.

  • Mark 2:5 - Paralytic's Friends
  • Your Occupation - Sports/Hobbies - Divine Appointments

4. Empowered by God - To persevere beyond your own feelings, fears, or desires.

  • Luke 10:30-35 - The Good Samaritan
  • Your Money/Time - Compassion - Desire     

James 4:8 “Draw nigh to God and He will draw nigh to you…”  

  • A Hero is someone who has given his life to something bigger than himself
  • John 15:13 “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
  • Jesus laid down His life for you - Be a living sacrifice for Him today.