Im ashamed to die until i have won some victory for humanity.(Horace Mann)

A Sermon by Rev. James P. Cooper
Cataloged May 4. 1997

“And the men of Israel were distressed that day, for Saul had placed the people under oath, saying, ‘Cursed is the man who eats any food until evening, before I have taken vengeance on my enemies.’ So none of the people tasted food. But Jonathan had not heard his father charge the people with the oath; therefore he stretched out the end of the rod that was in his hand and dipped it in a honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth; and his eyes were opened” (Isaiah,14:24,27).

Today we are going to consider the story of two men, father and son; one is a king and the other a prince. Historically each is a brave and capable fighter, and each delighted in serving the Lord by fighting and killing the enemies of the…

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