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Our national freedom depends on the sacrifice of many great soldiers; our eternal freedom depends on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Key Points:

  • Remember his selfless acts of service (Matthew 20:28).
  • Remember the cost of his ultimate sacrifice (John 15:13).
  • Remember that true freedom is found in Christ (John 8:36).

Quote This:

Matthew 20:28 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.

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Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. How do you typically celebrate Memorial Day?
  3. What are some of the freedoms that we enjoy in the U.S. you are thankful for? How would you feel if those freedoms were taken from you? Explain.
  4. Read Matthew 20:28. What were some of the ways Jesus served people? Explain.
  5. Why is serving others so difficult?
  6. Read John 15:12-13. Would you give your life for someone else? Explain.
  7. Besides giving up your life for someone, what are some ways that you can love others well?
  8. Read Galatians 5:13. Why should our freedom in Christ lead us to a life of love for one another and our neighbors?
  9. Read Romans 8:1-2. Why is Jesus’s death and resurrection the ultimate source of freedom for us?
  10. If you are a Christian, describe your freedom in Jesus Christ. What does this freedom mean to you?
  11. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.