by Steve Wagers

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A True Veteran of War (14 of 16)
Series: A Closer Look at the Book: ACTS
Steve N. Wagers
Acts 20-23
November 11, 2007

Sermon Outline
1. His Dedicated Service!
A) His Labor in the Work of God
1) His Method
2) His Message
3) His Motive
B) His Love for the People of God
2. His Demonstrated Service!
A) False Accusation
B) Fierce Persecution
3. His Decorated Service!
A) A Life that was Pure
B) A Lord that was Present
1) A Word of Courage
2) A Word of Commendation
3) A Word of Confidence

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, with its Auxiliaries, includes 2.4 million members in approximately 9,000 Posts worldwide. Its mission is to "honor the dead by helping the living" through veterans' service, community service, national security and a strong national defense.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States traces its roots back to 1899. That year, Veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service.

Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves.

In 1913, the American Veterans of Foreign Service was amalgamated with the Colorado Society, Army of the Philippines and became the Army of the Philippine-Cuba and Puerto Rico, then changed their name to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

Annually, VFW members and its Auxiliary contribute more than 13 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make a Difference Day and National Volunteer Week.

From providing $2.5 million in college scholarships to high school students every year to encouraging elevation of the Veterans Administration to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there--"honoring the dead by helping the living." [1]

If there was a spiritual VFW, the apostle Paul would, without question, be a Hall of Fa ...

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