He is a decorated war hero for great service for our country but he was in a different kind of warfare. He was in a special forces unit, "Green Berets" in Vietnam and spent most of that time behind enemy lines. It was not easy to go into and live behind enemy lines and remain undetected. Many times his unit would be without food, cold, wet and no shelter while they watched the enemy living at ease with plenty of food, warm clothes and comfortable shelters. His military service reminds me something in the Christian life. We live in a lost and dying world, spiritually, (2 Corinthians 4:4). We are in a sense deployed, (John 17:18) here but we are not to cross into the enemy lines, (James 4:4). Jesus left us here for a purpose but we are not to live like the enemy or join their ranks, (Romans 12:2). I have not heard of many stories where our troops joined the enemy forces but sadly today where many profess to be Christians they are living with or like the enemy, (2 Timothy 4:10). We are to come out from them, (the lost, the worldly and unbelieving) and live the way Christ wants us to live, (1 John 2:15). If we do there will be a day we will be rewarded and we might have beautiful medals to show for our distinguished service for Christ, (Revelation 22:12). See you in Church next Sunday.