In this sermon, I would like to speak about one such unseen hero. Site by Hunt Media, Unsung Heroes: Great Lessons From the Lesser Known. Let that Spirit work in us, even as we lift the fallen ‘wounded’ inside and outside the Body of Christ. Date Preached: Sunday, May 29, 2016. “Courage is contagious; when brave men take a stand, the spines of others are stiffened”. Scripture is full of stories of forgotten lives–unsung heroes whose actions and sacrifices failed to win them worldly renown. Let me begin this sermon on God's restora... Introduction In the story, found in Jeremiah chapter 38:4-13, Jeremiah is imprisoned in a cistern filled with mud (Jeremiah 38:6) by the spineless King Zedekiah (Jeremiah 38:5), with the real possibility of having to face death (Jeremiah 38:4,6,9). God never forgets us (Isaiah 49:15), nor does He forget what we do for him. I hope you’ll no longer scoff or sneer at the idea that a couple thousand years ago, there was a man who paid the ultimate price for an even greater freedom than we enjoy as Americans…That’s the freedom from SIN, and the penalty and punishment that was rightfully ours. God’s Restoration of the Lost Years : Sermon, Sermon : Four Steps to Win the Battle Over Worry (Matthew 6:25-34), Devotional : Building a City on Prayer – Part 3. That date is firmly etched in the minds of people all over the world as we remember the destruction that was caused. K7P 2E2, 613-453-9140 While many of the well known heroes of the Bible are mentioned in this chapter, verses 33-38 also identifies others whose names are not mentioned. 53:3-5). Humans often forget, but not our Lord!! Proposition: Today, you can be a hero for God (known or unknown)! Feel free to leave your comments below.). I can fly higher than an eagle Many of these characters seem larger than life–overcoming unbelievable odds on their path to victory. (If you have been blessed by this sermon, I would love to hear from you. Like Ebed-Melech, our courage should be based on our trust in God (Jeremiah 39:18). Unsung heroes—Jonathan’s armor bearer Introduction: some of the unsung heroes of the Bible never had their names revealed. I want to share the following 3 reasons why Ebed-Melech turned out to be a hero, and thereafter, speak about the reward he received. There’s a big difference between standing over a fallen man and lifting him up, and from getting on to the ground where he has fallen, putting our arms around him and lovingly raising him up. Their sacrifice seldom, if ever properly recognized. Instead, he had the courage to do something about it. What do you think of when you hear the word ‘hero?’ A guy in a cape and blue tights? The church of today needs men with the courage of Ebed-Melech, who will stand up for the cause of Christ and be identified! Unsung Heroes Sermon: Barnabas Scripture Texts: Acts 4:36-37: 36Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means Son of Encouragement), 37sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet. While this would have brought him protection for the moment, it also made him very visible to his enemies, thus probably endangering his future even more! We need to speak up, when our voices need to be heard, specifically for the downtrodden and for those who are vulnerable. He stands out because of the love and wisdom that flows from him, to serve others. Let us not forget that Jesus set the perfect example by washing his own disciples’ feet. Preacher: The Rev. 56 Francis St. Our Deaconesses exemplify those among us who humbly give of themselves, often behind the scenes. Although unseen, they were nevertheless effective in the role they played for God. They may not be on the rolls of the rich and famous, yet their lives are still significant because they illustrate what is possible when ordinary people remain faithful to an extra-ordinary God. A hero for God stands out not only because of what he does, but also because of how he does it. My name is Palitha Jayasooriya and I am a Pastor from Sri Lanka. INTRODUCTION God bless you!! The man’s name was Ebed-Melech. However, some of the best lessons in Scripture come not from the greats, but from less prominent stories–people that appear, at first glance, easy to discount. What did he therefore do? Heroes often emerge from unexpected places. It’s good to remember them with gratitude for the influence they have had in our own nations. I would like to take a moment to encourage all the Pastors and servants of God who have been ministering faithfully in difficult situations. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. We will see another aspect of his servant heart in the next sermon point. SERMONS. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. He was from an Ethiopian background and served in the palace of King Zedekiah, in the time of Jeremiah the prophet. For this reason, we need to be encouraged to speak about the good … The couple thanked the man, confirming that they will return at the given time. “Serminutes” – Sermon in a Minute. Sure, the glory should go to the Lord Jesus who is our ultimate Hero, but maybe one day, many will look at you, young and old alike, and express the feelings reflected in the pop song made popular by Bette Midler and Lou Rawls. The scripture says that Ebed-Melech first went to a room under the treasury from where he could get some rags and worn out clothes (Jeremiah 38:11). The soldier is often the “unsung hero” of every freedom and liberty we so often take for granted. In fact, the following five promises were given to Ebed-Melech through Jeremiah. May the Lord richly bless you. Colton refused to deny his faith and the Lord came to his rescue., Copyright © 2016 Living Waters Anglican Fellowship, Kingston. The name Ebed-Melech means, ‘The king’s servant’. Christopher Doering. The Bible too has its list of heroes, many of whom are preached about on any given Sunday. Soldiers can relate to Christ as Unsung Heroes, Thanking our soldiers for their sacrifice. Instead of retreating, we need to advance the Gospel no matter what opposition comes against us. All Rights reserved. Their lives teach us important lessons about what to do, and sometimes, what not to do. We have so many wonderful servants in our church family. The people they served with knew, and clearly their parents knew, but in His Wisdom, our Lord has chosen for these people to remain secret. You’re everything I would like to be (Isa. Visit this POST for details on what exactly that is. In the midst of all the events that unfolded that day, many men & women stood out and are remembered as true life, flesh and blood heroes. Yet, these great lives reveal significant people who God was able to use, and whose lives counted for something great. Kingston, ON The guy had dark glasses and a black T-shirt – the type you associate with a rabid Raider fan. When you honor God, your reward is assured. He was not going on a SECRET mission anymore. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Illustration: There is a story of a couple who wanted to help a college that was in need of finances. e) You will escape with your life (18). In the Old Testament there is the Big Three: Abraham, Moses, and David. In this sermon, I would like to speak about one such unseen hero. UNSUNG HEROES (LUKE 10:25-37) A few years ago I saw a truck in front of me roaring fiercely about to turn the corner onto the freeway ramp. Series: Unsung Heroes Thesis: The ultimate judge of a person’s character is their ability to exceed expectations with little recognition from others or when praise is not given. Nobody may see or know what you do for Him, but as you touch lives for Jesus, the results of your actions will speak for all eternity. This group of close to 30 women carry out a wide range of tasks that minister to us and facilitate God's work in and through Ventura Missionary Church. A one minute spiritual pick-me-up for busy Christians! The comment form collects your name, email and content to allow us keep track of the comments placed on the website. Thank you for visiting today! The world remembered 9/11 last week. Obeying God, even in the small things, can impact history in a powerful way! Unsung heroes—Barzillai the Gileadite, Part 1 - Shared by Jonathan Spurlock - Sermon Illustrations a) I will rescue you (17). Thereafter, he led down the ropes, with the rags, advising Jeremiah to put the rags and worn out clothes under his arms to pad the ropes, so that his body would not get injured further!! Yes, these were real life heroes, many even giving their lives to save others, quite unlike the ones we see often in the movies and on TV. Thanks for sharing this Palitha. You may feel that you are unseen or unknown. It seems obvious that this Ethiopian man had served the king with that kind of a servant heart because the king considered his appeal favourably. Of course, they had no hesitation thereafter in giving their money to support the college.

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