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Series: New Life
Chesterfield County is mourning the loss of a young man by the name of Tyler Patnaude. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of this young man. It is my understanding that he had attended a few Encounter Youth meetings, so we know he heard the Gospel and it is the good news that Jesus came to save us. There were three others in the car with Tyler who sustained non-life threatening injuries. Although their lives were spared, Tyler's was not. But can we take this as a lesson that life is short and we should live each moment of our lives as if we don't have tomorrow?
We need to pray as a church. If you knew Tyler or any of the family members, we want to pray for you especially. Would you raise your hands so we can touch you and pray for you? Let's pray Church...
Observation #1: ETERNAL LIFE IS MUCH LONGER EARTHLY LIFE
Life IS precious and life is short. James 4:13-15
That is why it is most important that our time spent here on earth has an eternal purpose. I said it last week, it is unfortunate that we all have a death sentence put on us. In the US if you live past 79 years of age, you have defied the statistics. But that is why Jesus came - to destroy the last enemy - which is death.
1 Corinthians 15:20-26
How many of you know that He was crucified, taking our sin upon Himself and taking our place for the sins that we committed. We deserved to die, but He died for us. But He did not stay in the tomb, No. HE ROSE!
Death could not hold him - when they came to the empty tomb, the angel said to them, ''why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here. He is risen just as He said.''
Death has been defeated and therefore those that have put their faith in Christ defeat death. WE DEFY DEATH. The DEATH SENTENCE is no longer looming over us. The price and been paid and the penalty has been lifted! O Death where is your sting!, O Grave where is your vic ...
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