Summary: Funeral Sermon for a dear saint of the Lord

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John 14:1-3

A little girl asked her slightly older sister why Grandma read her Bible so much. The reply, “I think she is studying for her final exams.” Wiser folk think about heaven sooner rather than later. Life has no guarantees!

You see heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people,

Bob has claimed the promise Jesus makes to all who believe on Him when He said, "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." - John 14:1-3.

Bob has heard the words of the Savior, "Come, ye blessed of my Fa¬ther, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world."- Matthew 25:34.

Just think ......

Of stepping out of this life and waking up and finding that you’re home! BOB has been received by the Lord!

Imagine being reunited with loved ones—parents, grandparents, friends from years past, a spouse, children who died before you!

Heaven will be one grand reunion for the redeemed.

Bob was a good man—An honest man-He came up the hard way—and worked hard.-He had lots of injuries through life, but always recovered from them. He was tought—that’s not just a word—it is true

Bob was a man with a dry sense of humor:

Everytime you would shake hands with him He would say, have you got $5. You would say yeah, He would say, keep it-you might need it.

In the last year he got on this kick about being called Robert and not Bob-We went through that!!Ha

In heaven, we will all receive new bodies.

1.The aches and pains will be gone.

2.Disease and suffering will end.

3.No more cancer.

4.No more Alzheimer’s.

5. No more arthritis.

6.Eyes blinded by diabetes will see.

7.All of the disabilities and limitations of this decaying, aging, finite body will be gone. (1 Corinthians 15:42-44) declares “42So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. 43It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. 44It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. “42-44

Often times w/Robert in his last years, he would think of someone who was in need or had problems and would come in and tell Robert about it. When asked, “Where do they live?” His response to Robert would be, “You know” And Robert wouldn’t know who he was talking about.

I.When Bob walked into heaven:

A.The first thing he saw was a throne.

1.This is God’s throne and He was sitting on His throne.

2.It looked like a jasper or an emerald. We cannot imagine the

beauty and radiance of God.

3.Consider the famous Hope Diamond at the Smithsonian. A thick,

shatterproof glass wall and an armed guard protect it. The many

people that wait in line to see the Hope Diamond express an

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