CHAMPION STRATEGIES – PUPLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP – JUNE 24, 2021
Religious Speech Given on Homeschool Graduation
This religious speech was written by a visitor to this site, Katie. She gave this speech as she graduated from homeschooling.
It’s beautifully written and very well organized. As you read it, see how she sets out her points and elaborates on the main points of her religious speech, and also how she concludes by summarizing everything she has said. Finally, she delivers an appropriate quote, making her words even more powerful and memorable.
Use this religious speech for inspiration to craft your own compelling speech for graduation. And huge thanks to Katie for sharing it with us.
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Brothers and Sisters, thank you all for coming!
The past twelve years of homeschooling have not been easy, but I am grateful for all I have learned. Not only have I learned the essentials of life, but I have learned to treasure this awesome truth: God is love.
When I was just a few years old, I dreamt of the day I would begin school. However, after a couple years, I couldn’t wait to graduate. Well, today’s the day and I will soon receive my diploma, but this is not the end of my learning! I hope to grow each day in my understanding of God’s truth, the gospel; to be a servant, daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend – and whatever else the Lord has for me. Most importantly, however, though I am moving on in life to something other than school, I still want to learn to love like Jesus. I want to have the same unselfish, universal, and undying love that He has because I believe that He created us to be loved by Him and to love like Him.
What does it mean to “love like Jesus”? To understand, we have to know what love is. What is love? Ask yourselves the question – what is love? I don’t believe any one of us fully understands what love is. Love is so simple and yet so complex; it has many aspects. Today, I would like to share with you a few of these aspects and how we are called to love like Him.
- God is love
- Love is a gift
- Love forgives
- Love is unconditional
- Love is a sacrifice
- And, true love is everlasting; it’s undying
How can love be so much? Well, in truth, this is only a small fraction of what real love is, but love is all that it is because God, who is greater than everything, is love.
In saying this, it brings me back to my first point; God is love. “Beloved let us love one another, for love is from God and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” (1 John 4:7-8) Obviously, we cannot love without God; love and God go together hand in hand. It is impossible to separate the two; they are one. And in being Love, the creator of the universe, has strokes of His love painted everywhere and sometimes in measures so immense, we can’t understand. The greatest commandment of life is to love God and the second is to love our neighbor as ourselves. Since God is love and we are His children, we are required to love constantly. Just as we are lost without God, we are lost without love. Therefore, we must love with God’s love.
Second, God’s love is a gift. Though I had been taught this all my life, I never really understood what that meant until February of 2011. God is so good and righteous and I am so sinful, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – I can do to deserve Him or His love. The only way it is possible for me to love is by accepting the greatest gift ever offered – Jesus. In Him there is love.
I cannot love with my own strength and it’s impossible for me to earn God’s love or approval. I used to take it for granted that He loved me, that my family loved me, and that my friends loved me. I had worked hard to receive their love; didn’t I deserve it? I loved giving gifts to people or helping take care of small children and feeling their love in return; it made me feel good (for a little while). Shouldn’t I have received God’s love in return for all that I did for “Him” and others, too? NO! Once God opened my eyes to see inside my heart, I realized that I had been doing “good works”, not for others and not with His strength, but on my own and for myself.
I was being independent from God. I thought I could do it on my own; until I realized that I couldn’t separate love and Christ. If I wanted to love, I had to accept God’s role in my life as Father, Friend, and love provider. When someone gives us a gift, do we normally feel like we need to pay for it? No, we receive it and enjoy it, understanding that it is a gift of love. It is the same with God’s gift; we need to accept His love just as we would accept a gift from a friend.