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Christian, You're Never 'Off Duty'

You've probably heard the story, but in a security breach in Washington, D.C. a man jumped the fence that surrounds the White House and sprinted through the main floor of the building. He could have caused much greater commotion but he was stopped by an off-duty Secret Service agent who was leaving for the night. The intruder was tackled outside of the Green Room by the agent. One person said, "There's no telling how long this guy could have run around if the detail guy hadn't happened to be there."

Possible Preaching Angle:

This is a good reminder that we are always "on-duty" in God's service. Even if you feel like you're not on right now—keep your eyes peeled. You never know when you may be needed.

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