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"I Have Hope" 9/11 Patriot Day Sermon
"I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope.” Lamentations 3:20-21

Six years ago, more than 3,000 innocent people lost their lives in America when a calm September morning was shattered by terrorists driven by hatred and destruction. In shock and awe we watched it happen. Now we wonder in fear if it could happen again. When? Where? Worse?

Long ago, the prophet Jeremiah also experienced overwhelming grief and fear when he reflected on the complete destruction of the city and temple of Jerusalem and the exile of Judah's inhabitants to Babylonia. But Jeremiah also found abundant reasons to overcome grief with HOPE -- God's great love, His never-ending compassions and His incredible faithfulness.

On 9/11 and after we saw the greatness of America in the bravery of victims; in the heroism of first responders who laid down their lives to save others; in the compassion of people who stepped forward to help those they had never met; and in the generosity of millions of Americans who enriched our country with acts of service and kindness. Since then, we have seen the greatness of America further demonstrated in the courage of our brave men and women in uniform who serve and sacrifice in Afghanistan, in Iraq, and around the world to advance freedom and prevent terrorist attacks on America.

This inspiring sermon called A Hopeful Lesson Learned can be preached on the Saturday and Sunday preceding, September 11th, using our "I Have HOPE" 9/11 Patriot Day Preacher's Package.

Order your "I Have HOPE" Patriot Day Preacher's Package to use in your church before Patriot Day, September 11th. Help your congregation remember valuable lessons about 9/11 and profess their hope in God’s never ending compassion. As Americans remember the fear and grief that day began, you'll be preaching a message of Hope in God's compassions which are new every morning -- that beauty does rise from ashes -- that God does bring good things about from utter destruction.