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HOPE BEYOND THE GRAVE

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Sermon shared by Rule Digal

December 2005
Summary: A sermon for death or funeral service. A believer of Jesus should not worry about the reality of death. It can’t rob us of d joy of our eternal fellowship with the believers in d presence of d Lord forever.
Audience: General adults
heavenly reunion we are waiting for –an everlasting fellowship of all believers in the glorious presence of the Savior.

3. THE BLESSED HOPE OF THE LORD’S RETURN.

-v. 16 of our passage says, “the Lord Himself will descend from heaven”.
-Jesus will come again to take His people. He Himself made that promise to His disciples. He will come again to take us into His heavenly home.
-in the second advent of Jesus all troubles will end, and every reason for pain will banish.
-today, our world is full of troubles, worries, sorrows and pains. We are, as the poet says, in “a valley of tears.” Paul says, “the whole creation is groaning” indicating the miserable condition we are in. But, thank God, at the coming of the Lord, these things will pass away, and the best thing is very soon to come!
-John saw the new heaven and the new earth. In it there is no death, no mourning, no crying, and no more pain. What a wonderful place we shall be with the Lord forever!


CONCLUSION:

Yes, death of someone we love hurts us. But we don’t have to worry about its reality. Christ conquered death at His resurrection. And it will be completely conquered at the day when God raise us up from our individual grave. Death can’t rob us the joy of eternal fellowship when we are reunited again in the presence of the Lord, and at His glorious coming we shall be with Him in that blissful place of eternity.
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