Evangelical churches across the country will be marking 100 years since the end of the First World War this month. SASRA, the Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Scripture Readers Association, has been organising 100 days of prayer leading up to Remembrance Day.
According to the SASRA website the organisation is ‘hoping that about 600 will participate across the six SASRA “regions”, 100 or so in each region. On each day of the event, a church in each SASRA region will be praying for our work, joining forces with their brothers and sisters across the UK in a battle that mirrors the one fought a century ago’.
Writing on the FIEC website, Ray Evans urges evangelical churches to use the centenary of the end of the First World War as an evangelistic opportunity. As well as listing some practical suggestions for such a service, he says, ‘Remembrance Sunday is not a difficult service to preach at! In every Commonwealth War Grave there is a cross of sacrifice erected.
‘It is not a problem moving from the suffering and sacrifice of many, to the suffering and ultimate sacrifice of the Son of God — who laid his life down for his enemies. We have often been deeply moved by why what we have heard on Remembrance Sunday. It has proven to be a great evangelistic opportunity’.