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.
- April 26 – Christianity and Suicide
- May 3 – Faith and Hope for Life and the Afterlife
- 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 reality of our death, where God is in our death and the art of living well.
Why is this sermon important?
This sermon is important because what we believe about death shapes how we live.
What is the context of this sermon?
This is graduation Sunday for local high schools. This is the final 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?
Follow your heart.
Live in a way that brings life.
Live in a way that says, I know that I won’t live forever.
Know who you love and know who you serve.
Get in touch with the reality death and trust the one who is the author of life.
What is the good news (bottom line)?
The good news is that whether we live or die, we belong to God.