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Memorial Day. The lesson on May 28, 2006 covered the concept of Memorial Day in America. The holiday was set aside to honor those that have died for our country to protect the freedoms we have every day. The holiday marks the time when pools open up for the summer and school is out for the summer break. It’s celebrated on the last Monday in May which gives Americans a three day weekend to kick off the summer vacation… but is that what Memorial Day is all about? This lesson shared a handout America’s War statistics of statistics for all of the American Wars. It was a sobering thought of the lives of solders that died in each war. We are reminded in scripture at Romans 5:7-8 (KJV) “For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” The lesson celebrated those good men and women that have died for a good cause which is an earthly memorial day, but the challenge to Christians is to recognize those that have died for our spiritual freedoms. In a since, you could think of these as a spiritual memorial day celebration. The problem of sin given to us by Adam has been solved in Christ Jesus with his death and resurrection. There is a handout for this lesson as well. You may also want to listen to other lessons on Memorial Day.



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