Category Archives: Death

Dead Roses

And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his plan and purpose. (Romans … Continue reading

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A Word to the Confused

We are definitely living in confusing times, but we aren’t the first people ever to do so. The fact is that life turned confusing following Adam and Eve’s sin and has stayed that course for some 6,000 years now. No … Continue reading

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What the Bible Teaches About Cremation

According to the website for the National Funeral Directors Association, the cremation rate for funerals in the United States was 40.4% in 2010 and 47.9% in 2015. It is projected to be 56.4% by the end of 2020, 63.5% by … Continue reading

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Digging Deep (Really Deep) Into Resurrection

Yesterday was Easter Sunday, and Easter always gets any preacher onto the topic of resurrection. Actually, though, I had already been on that topic recently by way of a prophecy series I’d been preaching entitled “Things to Come.” As part … Continue reading

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“Christian Verses” Podcast: Hebrews 9:27

After you die, is there any chance of salvation? Religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism believe in reincarnation. Catholicism speaks of a place called Purgatory. Mormons actually get baptized for ancestors who died lost in an effort to get those … Continue reading

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How Can You Give Thanks For Bad Things?

…giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 5:20, N.K.J.V.) In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18, … Continue reading

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Eulogy for my Dad

(After years of declining health, most acutely during the past couple of months, my dad died Monday morning. That explains why I haven’t written any blog posts this week. The only thing I wrote this week was his eulogy, and … Continue reading

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When Death is Precious

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. (Psalm 116:15, K.J.V.) The Hebrew word translated in this verse as “precious” is yaqar. It’s an interesting word, one that carries multiple shades of meaning. Let me mention … Continue reading

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Far Better

For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell. For I am hard-pressed between … Continue reading

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Heavenly Abodes

In John 14:1-3, we find some very well known words from Jesus. The old King James translation of those words reads: Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are … Continue reading

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