How Will You Die? (6 of 7) by Stan Coffey
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Series: LIVING BY FAITH IN A CULTURE OF FEAR
This morning we want to continue talking about "Living By Faith In A Culture Of Fear." There is plenty of fear going around. Today we are going to talk about the fear of death. There came out here to West Texas a lady from the east and she kept hearing the cowboys say they wanted to die with their boots on. So finally she went up to an old cowboy and said why do you want to die with your boots on? And he said we want to die with our boots on so it won't hurt our toes when we kick the bucket! Everybody has a theory about death. Everybody has an idea about death.
I heard about an evangelist who was trying to impress upon the congregation the solemnity and the sobriety of death and how people ought to get ready for death and prepare to die. So he kept saying to the congregation in the service every member of this church is going to die. There was a fellow down on the front seat that every time he said that he would just laugh. And he couldn't understand that response. He would say, every member of this church is going to die and that guy would just throw his head back and laugh. The evangelist couldn't figure it out. After the service he asked the man, I noticed every time I said every member of the church is going to die you would laugh. How could you do that? Why, that is an odd response. The man said, because I am not a member of this church!
I want you to look at the passage of Scripture today that is our text, Hebrews 9:27-28. It does indeed tell us what we already know. If you do not believe the Bible is the Word of God you will still agree with this verse of Scripture. Whether or not you are a believer in the Bible there are many things the Bible says that you will agree with. And you will agree with this.
Hebrews 9:27-28 "Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to ...
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