He Finished Well

Yesterday, which was Sunday, I preached a sermon entitled “Finish Well.” In honor of those men and women who peacefully risk their lives, running the race, sharing the love of God, I want to pay tribute to one who paid the highest price.

Tonight I read the following story: click here to read it. I have a wife and two young daughters, also. I can’t imagine their pain.

In memory of Joel Shrum, a 29-year-old English language teacher from Harrisburg, Pa., there will be no Monday Monkey. Please remember his family in your prayers.

He finished well.

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2 responses to “He Finished Well

  1. carrie hardy

    What a horrible way to go
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  2. I led the Sunday night ministry (three or four churches are represented by this group), and the topic was, essentially, based on Hebrews 10:19-25 (meeting together and spurring each other on) and why. I shared about the Early Church, Richard Wurmbrand (Romanian pastor who founded The Voice of the Martyrs), some modern Underground Church leaders, and some American missionaries. The point is that we have it pretty easy, “so, what is our excuse?” and how it takes an unconditional love for all people. We then spent half an hour getting to know people we may not have known that well (which was helped by four new people and 9 unregular attenders).

    Anyway, all that was to say that we spoke a lot on the same topic, just different perspectives (how to start well to finish well, and how to finish well).

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