What we believe about death profoundly shapes how we live life. Each of us faces death regularly–whether it is the stories on the evening news, or the loss of someone we love. We have questions about death and ultimately we want to know how to face our own mortality with courage and hope.
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- May 10 – Comforting Those Who Mourn
- May 17 – The Art of Dying and Living Well
What is this sermon about?
This sermon is about how to be with someone who is preparing for death, when death is near and after death.
Why is this sermon important?
This sermon is important because our faith teaches us important ways to encourage and care for people close to and after death.
What is the context of this sermon?
This is the third sermon in the Good Grief series. It has been developed using the sermon series by the same name which was preached at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in 2012.
What are the next action steps?
Be present with those near the end of their life.
Trust God when death is near.
Comfort those who mourn.
What is the good news (bottom line)?
The good news is that Jesus has prepared a place for us and walks with us on the journey from this life to the next.