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 the afterlife, what we can anticipate and how to live in paradise.
Why is this sermon important?
This sermon is important because what we believe about the afterlife affects the way that we live our lives today.
What is the context of this sermon?
This is the second 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. You can find more information about that series at http://j.mp/1A0iBvF.
What are the next action steps?
Don’t be afraid of death.
Follow Christ all of your days.
Live knowing that you will be with Christ in paradise.
What is the good news (bottom line)?
The good news is that when we call on Jesus, he welcomes us into paradise no matter how righteous or unrighteous we have been in the past.