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Facing Death Well (17 of 32)
INTRODUCTION: In my study for the Song of Solomon series I came across a story about a young couple who were married. It was a typical ceremony, a lot of excitement, as the young couple ran through the two lines their friends had formed as they entered the limousine that waited to take them to their destination. But as the limo exited the church parking lot it turned in a different direction from the airport, the bride was confused but it seemed the groom had worked something out with the driver. He drove near downtown to the local city cemetery where he took his bride to pick out the place where they would each be buried hopefully many years from that point.
I've learned to camp out on the phrase, "till death do we part" with young couples. It seems so far away and so unreal - death. Even when it arrives it doesn't seem real.
I'm a Pastor, I'm a member of a very large family - In Lawrence and Morgan Counties Terry's get several pages of the phonebook. On top of that my parents own a florist in Moulton. I've probably been to the funeral home more than anybody in this room. Yet it never feels right. Why do you think that is? It isn't supposed to be this way. We weren't supposed to die.
Before sin entered into the world we were to eat of the tree of life and live forever.
But according to Paul in Romans 5:12 (NAS) 12 …just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned-
The statistics on death are staggering, one out of everyone one persons that live die.
3 people die every second, 180 people die every minute, 11,000 people die every hour, 260,000 people die every day 95 million people die every year
I hope you have no need of this sermon today, but the day is coming when you will need these words…. Death is the Great Equalizer - Death visits the elderly, the youth, the strong, the weak, the rich ...
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