Our National Banner
9/11 Special Commemorative Sermon Edition
Fifteenth Anniversary of 9/11/16
Sunday, September 11, 2016
All of us remember the image of the worn, torn, American Flag that survived the attacks on the World Trade Centers. The flag was raised from the ruins where it rested near so many of our fellow countrymen who lost their lives that dreadful day. While that tattered flag seemed to mirror the collective national soul, it also signaled that given time, we would rise up with God’s help to defend our honor, ideals and way of life. Old Glory is a national treasure, representing the countless sacrifices of those who defended and secured our freedoms. That national banner has its roots in Biblical history, leading to the banner of Christ leading God’s people.
1. The Banner Of The Cross Is A Banner Of Love. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Christ demonstrated His love for us by laying down His life for our sins.
2. A Banner Of Peace. Christ’s sacrifice bought peace between man and God, and ushered in the opportunity for peace between men through Christ.
3. It Is A Banner Of Forgiveness. Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross paid the price for forgiveness of sins. He illustrated the need for forgiveness and benefit to forgive in word and deed.