Life After Death


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When we hear the phrase "Life After Death", we mediately get the idea of a cosmic heaven. What if Jesus was impressing on us the cycle of life and death and the power of an eternal creation?

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Life After Death

  1. 1. Life From Death The Creative Nature of God
  2. 2. • There is a cycle to things • We are born, live and die • The bible mentions many parables about this cycle • What fruit are we going to bear?
  3. 3. I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. – John 12:24-25
  4. 4. Life After Death
  5. 5. • My teacher, mentor and inspiration • He cared deeply, told you what he felt and wasn’t afraid to call you a bobo • Don’t be sad that they are gone, be glad that you have known them • Had a huge impact with thousands • What Would Dave Beck Do?
  6. 6. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. Mark 8:35
  7. 7. Rise From The Ashes
  8. 8. • Forest fires are a great destructive force • In Yellowstone, I witnessed acres of fires • Rests on a caldera the size of Rhode Island • The earth is constantly changing there • Fires are necessary for life to flourish
  9. 9. Dying To Self
  10. 10. • We are called to decrease • We are called to die to ourselves • We are called to die to this world • We are to put to death our sinful nature • We are to be crucified with Jesus Christ
  11. 11. Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. You must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Colossians 3:5, 8
  12. 12. Born To Die
  13. 13. • There is a pine tree called a Jack Pine • New can only live when old is burnt • The only open under extreme heat • The seed only fertilize in ash soil • Rare species of bird called “Kirtland's Warbler” will only roost under new trees
  14. 14. New Life Sings
  15. 15. Lacey Mosley Flyleaf
  16. 16. • Lacey was born poor to a single mom of six • Moved around and had very rough childhood • Started doing drugs at age 10 • Was heavily addicted by age 13 • Her home was like “walking into a warzone”
  17. 17. • Left and moved in with her grandparents • Became depressed, only seeing emptiness • Became an outspoken atheist • Had a nervous breakdown at age 16 • Cut off her hair and decided to kill herself
  18. 18. • Her grandma yelled at her to go to church • Finally went to church one Sunday • The pastor talked about her life • He said “there was a suicidal spirit” here • She still decided to kill herself that day • A deacon stopped her at the door...
  19. 19. “ Imy attention because but this really did catch never knew my dad, this man at the church didn’t know me! And the more he kept saying about pain, the more my heart broke into a million pieces. Finally when I was more desperate than I’d ever been, he asked if I wanted to pray, and I said “yes.” I had my head in my hands, and he prayed for God’s peace to come over me. Jesus saved me, and it was the most awesome freedom I’ve ever known. ”
  20. 20. • Lacey’s life turned around completely • Started a new band named Flyleaf • She has found her life’s purpose • She has been fulfilled • She hopes her music will help other’s to find the Jesus who saved her
  21. 21. Eternal Life
  22. 22. Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:1-4
  23. 23. The Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:14-16
  24. 24. Cassie by Flyleaf
  25. 25. The question asked in order to save her life or take it
  26. 26. The answer “no” avoided death and “yes” would make it
  27. 27. “Do you believe in God?” Written on the bullet
  28. 28. Say “yes” to pull the trigger And my Sister Cassie pulled it
  29. 29. They didn’t love their live so much As to shrink from death
  30. 30. Inspired in their footsteps We will march ahead
  31. 31. Don’t be shocked that people die Be surprised you’re still alive
  32. 32. All heads are bowed in silent reverence
  33. 33. The floor is wet with tears of sorrowful remembrance
  34. 34. The alter is filled with hearts of repentance
  35. 35. Perfect love kills all fear, rejoice in this deliverance
  36. 36. They didn’t love their live so much As to shrink from death
  37. 37. Inspired in their footsteps We will march ahead
  38. 38. Don’t be shocked that people die Be surprised you’re still alive