For the first time I will be giving a funeral sermon not in a funeral service but in a place where everyone appears to be Today and tomorrow most Filipinos will visit their departed loved ones and maybe some of us will just do that But instead of focusing of our dead loved ones I would like to focus on… ourselves in the light of death
When was the last you talked about death… your death “Ano ka ba dyan?” Morbid (we don not talk about it especially that of our loved ones But the truth is death is very real and the observance of all souls day is a clear proof Let’s talk about death
Things that are certain, TAXES, BILLS, DEATH Genesis 2:16-17 “Surely die” 300,000 people die daily, 12,500 per hour, 208 per second Even with the best diet, supplements, exercise, death is sure to come Food business and funeral is a good business
Your death? Illustration (Family Friend Spencer) Song: I am not ready to die
Background of the passage In any religious background, whether you believe in God or not, death is always painful because there is so much grief Whether you lived life to the fullest or not, those whom we will leave behind will mourn Death can only come in other forms (relationship, money, dreams, etc.) here is no right or wrong way to grieve — but there are healthy ways to cope with the pain. You can get through it! Grief that is expressed and experienced has a potential for healing that eventually can strengthen and enrich life.
There is no right or wrong way to grieve — but there are healthy ways to cope with the pain. You can get through it! Grief that is expressed and experienced has a potential for healing that eventually can strengthen and enrich life. There is a kind of grieving which has hope Illistration: Mom Will see you again
The greatest enemy to man’s happiness. (I’ve been to funeral services that the service was stalled due to great grief) The less closure there is the more grief there seems, when there is closure the more peaceful it seems The victory is death, death will not have the final say. Death in not permanent
Preparation for those who will be left behind (creates confusion) Material, relationships, experiences, live life to fullest. priorities, Grieve if you may, but hope you must 3. The experience of death can propel to greater heights with God
Transcript of "The day death died"
Time’s Up!Time’s Up!
I. Death is CertainI. Death is Certain
““Just as man is destined to dieJust as man is destined to die
once, and after that to faceonce, and after that to face
judgment...” Hebrews 9:27judgment...” Hebrews 9:27
300,000 per day300,000 per day
12,500 per hour12,500 per hour
208 per second208 per second
The question is, areThe question is, are
you ready to faceyou ready to face
II. Death is PainfulII. Death is Painful
““Jesus wept.” (Jn. 11:35)Jesus wept.” (Jn. 11:35)
““Then the Jews said, "See how heThen the Jews said, "See how he
loved him” (Jn. 11:36)loved him” (Jn. 11:36)
Death is painful because ofDeath is painful because of
the great loss that comesthe great loss that comes
with it.with it.
There is no right orThere is no right or
wrong way to grievewrong way to grieve
III. Death is DeadIII. Death is Dead
"Where, O death, is your victory?"Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?“Where, O death, is your sting?“
1 Corinthians 15:551 Corinthians 15:55
"I am the resurrection and the life."I am the resurrection and the life.
He who believes in me will live,He who believes in me will live,
even though he dies; andeven though he dies; and
whoever lives and believes in mewhoever lives and believes in me
will never die. John 11:25-26will never die. John 11:25-26
1.1. Death will come when we leastDeath will come when we least
expect itexpect it
2.2. When death comes, allowWhen death comes, allow
yourself to grieveyourself to grieve
3.3. Don’t allow death to have theDon’t allow death to have the
final sayfinal say
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