by Donald Cantrell

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Funeral - Sailing Ships and Switching Shores (3)
Series: Funeral Services
Donald Cantrell
2 Timothy 4:6-8

I - The Sure Statement (6a)
II - The Sailing Ship (6b)
III - The Satisfied Servant (7)
IV - The Switched Shores (8)

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In this sermon you will find material to preach the service of a faithful saint of God. In preaching a funeral I try to be finished within 15/20 minutes and this sermon more than covers that timeframe.

Theme: ''The Funeral of a faithful saint of God''

No Night Without

There is no night without a dawning
No winter without a spring

And beyond the dark horizon
Our hearts will once more sing…

For those who leave us for a while
Have only gone away

Out of a restless, care worn world
Into a brighter day.
Helen Steiner Rice

In this sermon we will consider the person that has been faithful to the Lord and lived a good well rounded life. One of the joys of being a pastor is having the privilege of seeing those precious saints that love the Lord and love the church. These saints never deviate and they are tremendously loyal.

Every now and the new get the privilege of preaching the funeral of one that has fought the good fight, finished their course with loyalty and the steadily kept the faith. These people make pastoring worth all of the trials and tribulations of life worth the effort.

''Your faithfulness makes you trustworthy to God.''
Edwin Louis Cole

In all actuality there are many loyal church members that are faithful until the end. Due to the unfettered loyalty of these people they never get the attention they deserve due to the squeaky hinge gets the oil. The pastor spends a lot of his time putting out foolish fires, chasing after carnal members, and being attentive to needless matters.

It is a pleasure to stand behind the pulpit and see those that are truly committed to God and to the church and they will stick by you through t ...

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