Summary: The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the grieving parents to affirm to others that THEIR FAITH in God allows them to prepare for their son’s FUTURE "RESURRECTION".
“SHAW-LOME: All Is Well” - Memorial Service in Honor of SSG Driggers
U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ) Ken Harris
Ord Military Community Chapel
Presidio of Monterey, California
BIG IDEA: The MOTHER’S FAITH empowered her to PREPARE for her son’s FUTURE RESURRECTION.
REFERENCES: 2 Kings 4:18-27 (KJV); Hebrews 11:35 (GW) Women received their loved ones back from the dead. Other believers were brutally tortured but refused to be released so that they might gain eternal life.; John 11:25-26 (I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live…).; Ecclesiastes 3:1-3 (Everything has its time: To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven; A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted); Job 14:1 (Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble); Job 2:9 (Mrs. Job’s dealing with the loss of 7 boys and 3 girls; and what looked like the imminent death HER HUSBAND – JOB); Proverbs 31:11 (ESV) The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.;
I. ANNOUNCE THE PERICOPE: 2 KINGS 4:18-27
II. READ THE PERICOPE: 2 KINGS 4:18-27
III. READ THE TEXT: 2 KINGS 4:26 (Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? Is it well with thy husband? Is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well).
IV. PURPOSE: To motivate the grieving parents to affirm to others that THEIR FAITH in God allows them to prepare for their son’s FUTURE “RESURRECTION”.
V. SERMONIC THEME: “SHAW-LOME: All Is Well”
It is my prayer that the Children, Mr. and Mrs. Driggers, Siblings, Family Members, and Fellow Soldiers and Friends …. of Staff Sergeant David Allen Driggers … will find some comfort … today … in knowing that soldiers and leaders of this recruiting company and units around the world … are praying that God will strengthen them … daily.
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MOVE 1: It has been said, in Ecclesiastes 3:1-3, “
a. …Everything has its time: To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven; A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted …
b. There is a story in the Book of John … Chapter 11 and verses 24 thru 27
c. … where Jesus … himself … is at a “memorial service” in honor of a beloved friend (Lazarus) … who was the brother of two sisters: Mary and Martha.
d. And it was at that “Memorial Service” when one of the sisters of the deceased (Martha) said to Jesus:
e. “Lord, if you had been here … my brother would not have died.” And she went on to say … yet, “I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day”.
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MOVE 2: And Jesus turned and said to her:
a. I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? 27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world. John 11:24-27 (KJV)