Funeral of a Faithful Church Member (1 of 5) by Jim Perdue

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Funeral of a Faithful Church Member (1 of 5)
Series: Funeral Services
Jim Perdue


Song 1: It is Well With My Soul

Opening Remarks and Prayer: ___________

Song 2: Oh That Will Be Glory

Message:

One of the greatest regrets I have as pastor of this church is that I've only been here 9 months. That means that I only knew _______ for about 9 months. Someone told me yesterday that was their biggest regret for me as well.

Proverbs 31 teaches us about a virtuous woman who serves and fears the Lord. It says that ''her worth is far above jewels.'' ______, I bet there's no amount of money in the world that you would have taken for your mom. It also says that ''charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.'' _______ was living proof of this verse.

You can't find one person who would say anything negative about _______. You would think after living for 87 years she would have made someone mad or someone didn't like her. But that's just not the case. Everyone you talk to speaks praise for _______. Because she was a woman who feared the Lord.

Legacy vs. inheritance!

Death was not intended when God created Adam and Eve and placed them in the Garden of Eden. God created them immortal, perfect, in the image of God to have fellowship with Him. Sin and the judgment of death broke that holy and beautiful relationship. Death is an intrusion into God's perfect plan.

But the story is not done and the book is not finished with the judgment of death. God has provided something better for us. The grave is not our final resting place and corruption is not the ultimate consummation of our lives. There is another chapter to be written before the book is finally closed. That concluding chapter is one of victory and triumph in Christ Jesus.

In 1 Corinthians 2:9 Paul speaks of those wonderful and better things God has provided for those who love Him. He promises that eye has never seen nor ear has ever heard nor ...


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