Sermon Illustrations

Tony Dungy-coach of Indianapolis Colts

On the death of his son by apparent Suicide

"We loved our son very much," Dungy told reporters after the funeral. "He loved us and we miss him terribly. We also understand that we have some tremendous promises from God and God promises to be with us. He’s with us in the great times. He’s with us in the tough times.

"Our family will stand strong. The strength that we have in the Lord will allow us to get through this, just as we get through times of victory.

"Our grief is great, but from our family we just say thank you to everyone. We appreciate everybody that’s touched his life, everybody that’s been a part of him growing up.

"James was a good young man with a compassionate heart. We were glad to have him for 18 years. We are also glad that he accepted Christ as his savior, so that God has him now for the rest of eternity. Thank you."