Lest We Forget

Alex Enabnit – Research Editor

During this Memorial Day Weekend, Cal used this opportunity to talk about what we tend to remember and what we tend to forget.

It’s no secret that memory plays an important part in our lives. It connects us to the past, gives us a foundation for the future, and helps us to recall important details. Interestingly, forgetting seems to play an important role in our lives as well. Personally, I’ve probably forgotten more than I can remember! In the sermon, Cal mentioned two important truths:

  1. We tend to remember what we should forget – Like a debt someone owes us or a disappointment we have in someone.
  2. We tend to forget what we should remember – Like a kindness shown to us or a sacrifice made for us.

In general, we forget what we don’t determine to remember. That is why “remembering” is such a big theme in the Bible! Words like “remember,” “memorial,” or “remembrance” are found over 230 times in God’s word! So, on this Memorial Day Weekend, a time when we remember those who have died while serving in the armed forces, Cal gave us three things that we must never forget in our walks with Christ:

  1. The past we were saved from – any past before Jesus is a broken one!
  2. The sacrifice we were saved by – His sacrifice for us was absolutely huge, and it came at such a high cost it’s difficult to even picture.
  3. The mission we were saved for – Once we find Jesus, our mission does not stop. We are called to spread the Gospel to others as well!

Verses and quotes from the sermon:

Deuteronomy 8:11-18; Deuteronomy 4:9; Proverbs 4:5; Ephesians 2:12-13; Isaiah 53:1-6; Acts 1:8; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

“A well trained memory is one that permits you to forget everything that isn’t worth remembering.” LeRoy Redding

Big Idea

Set List

Alive – Hillsong Music
Let There Be Light – Hillsong Music
This I Believe (The Creed) – Hillsong Music
I Surrender All – Public Domain

About The Author
- I am the programming coordinator at Central Christian Church AZ. I also moderate the Central Teaching Blog. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!