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  • John T. Polk II 10:00 pm on 2016-01-06 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: hero, , Zaevion Dobson   

    1-7-2016 Sacrificial Hero 

    Knoxville’s Zaevion Dobson, forever 15, threw himself between his friends and gang gunfire, and died December 17, 2015. His family and friends will remember Jesus’ statement: “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:13 NKJV). Zaevion died a hero among violent cowards. His friends are alive because of his bravery.

    Heaven’s Jesus Christ, forever, threw Himself between His friends and eternal Hell-fire, and died on a cross in 33 A.D. Those who are saved by His sacrifice always know Jesus: “Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness” (1 Peter 2:23-24 NKJV). So we who “were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death” to “walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us” (Romans 6:3; Ephesians 5:2 NKJV). Jesus Christ is the “hero” to all who are saved through Him.

    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.


  • Ed Boggess 8:19 am on 2012-02-09 Permalink | Reply
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    What makes someone a hero? Retired naval officer Charles Coughlin of Severna Park, Maryland was rewarded this moniker after helping rescue fellow workers following the 9/11 terrorist attack of the Pentagon. However, he was recently sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison for defrauding the 9/11 victim’s fund. He had received $331 thousand from the fund, claiming he had injured his head rescuing others. However, the injury was preexisting and he was not hurt during the rescue; thus the fraud. On the spur of the moment, many will act selflessly, but given time to dwell on the temptation to act selfishly, they act quite the contrary. The honor of being called a hero should be reserved for those who consistently demonstrate selfless sacrifice for the good of others. This is Just-a-Minute with Ed Boggess

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