by Marvin D. Patterson

The Greatest Love Story - A Funeral Sermon
Marvin Patterson
John 3:16


The family would like for me to thank all of you for your prayers, support, cards, flowers, food and all that you have done in this time of need. Your love has been appreciated very much!

I never had the privilege of meeting this loved one, but I do know several of her family that I love very much, and I am sure that if I had met her, I would have grown to love her as well. Since I did not have that privilege, I will say that if she put her trust in the Lord, she is much better off today! No one knows about anyone else's relationship with the Lord, only our own. But I do know there are many comforting promises that are made for all of us here today that I pray will be a consolation and strength that we find in the Word of God!


1- The God of Love
John 3:16
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

This verse is one of those verses that we usually memorize early in our life. And it may be the greatest verse in the Bible! It tells us about a God who loves you and me. He loved this dear departed one who left this world over the course of this past week. This great God loved her so much, that He was willing to send His only begotten Son to die for her and our sins. We are all in the same boat. We have all run from God at times. There are no perfect people in the world this morning, but we do have a perfect God who loves us! The little word ''so'' means that God loved us mightily! Have you ever had anyone in your life that loved you mightily? That is an unconditional love that is not based upon circumstances. Much of what we call love is based on what can you do for me? But God's love far surpasses that kind of a love. God's love is not based upon what we do, or what we have done in our life. He knows that we have all sinned, and there is a penalty for sin. T ...

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