Motivated By Love

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Sermon Text Matthew 21:1-9

One of the most memorable moments in Olympic history happened during the 1996 summer Olympics in Atlanta when Kerri Strug clinched the gold medal for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team with a heroic performance on the vault. The Russians had dominated in women’s gymnastics winning the team gold medal in every Olympics since 1948, excluding 1984 when the Soviet Union boycotted the Olympics. The U.S. had a special team that year. They were referred to as “The Magnificent Seven,” and they were determined to take gold in 1996. It looked like they were going to do it until they came to the final rotation with the U.S. gymnasts on the vault and the Russian team on floor exercise. Dominique Moceaunu, one of the U.S. favorites, took her turn on the vault and to everyone’s surprise she fell twice. Her score was low and now the gold medal was up for grabs. Enter Kerri Strug…See full sermon here