by Jeff Strite

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Be A Brave Adventurer (6 of 10)
Series: This World Is Not My Home
Jeff Strite
I Peter 3:8-17

(We opened with a video by our children's minister which integrated Stephen Curtis Chapman's "The Great Adventure" with clips from the Indiana Jones movies - till time stamp: 2:58)

As Christians, God saved us to go on a great adventure.
God has called us to be bold and brave adventurers.

According to one of the dictionaries I read, an adventurer is:
"Someone who likes dangerous or exciting experiences.
"A person who seeks adventure."
"A person willing to take risks."

Synonyms you might use for "adventurers" are:
• Swashbuckler,
• Hero/heroine,
• Traveler,
• Voyager,
• Explorer,
• Pathfinder,
• Pioneer.

ILLUS: Back when I was in the Purdue Glee Club I had the opportunity to go overseas to Europe - and for many of us in the Glee Club THAT was a great adventure. The first night, we sang in Vienna in a concert hall where one of the great composers of the Middle Ages had performed. After the concert a few of us decided to walk back to the hotel… and we promptly got lost. But we had so much fun getting lost we decided to get lost in every other city we visited. One of the cities we explored was while in Europe was Budapest - a city still behind the Iron Curtain at the time, and firmly inside the Soviet Union's control.

At one time Budapest was actually two cities: Buda… and Pest (seriously). And those cities were divided by the river Danube. In the middle of the Danube was an island called "Elizabeth's Island", and one day some of my friends and I went to the island sight-seeing (complete with cameras and binoculars).
On that island there was a city park… and in the park was a track where several young men were practicing for a race. We were told they were practicing for a track meet with Austria the next week. From a distance I could tell that these men were carrying odd batons, so I asked a ...

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