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"COPING WITH LIFE"
September 13, 1987
This morning I want to talk to you about an area that most people do not want to
talk about. A subject that people easily ignore.
Death is an experience that will touch all of our lives, if the Lord does not come.
We will see others die, others weep over death, others cope with grief and then all
of a sudden it just will not be others - it will be us! Our spouse, our child, our
mother, our father, or some close friend will die, then we are in the place of discomfort -
the place of grief.
Grief is the sorrow or painful regret. It is the anxiety we go through when we do face
the loss of someone we know to death.
I. SOME BIBLE LESSONS ON THE SUBJECT OF DEATH. (2 Samuel 12:15-23)
1. The Lord is Sovereign in death. (v. 15)
2. Death is no respector of persons (v. 18)
3. Honesty is a must when speaking of death (v. 19)
4. Personal devotion and worship should be priorities when death occurs (v. 20)
5. Life goes on even when death occurs. (v 20)
6. Through death our opportunity is to give testimony (vs. 21-22)
7. Death is permanent (v. 23)
8. Death is separation (v. 23)
9. Separation does not have to be permanent (v. 23)
II. THE TYPES OF DEATH DETERMINE THE DEPTH OF GRIEF.
1. Death of a saint elder in age.
2. Death of a lost person regardless of age.
3. Death of a person after suffering a long illness.
4. Death through a tragedy (accident, suicide)
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