Summary: Many refuse to talk about death, but we are all headed toward death at 1440 minutes a day.
THE APPOINTMENT IS MADE! ...
Sermon and lesson by Dean Roach and Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. ...Kyfingers@aol.com
Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but then after this the
1 Corinthians 15:26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
51. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.
52. In a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound,
and the dead in Christ shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on
54. So that when this corruptible shall put on incorruption, and this mortal shall put on
immortality, THEN SHALL BE BROUGHT TO PASS THE SAYING THAT IS WRITTEN,
DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY.
55. O, death, where is thy sting? O, grave where is thy victory.
56. The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!
an arrangement for a meeting; to fix or set; to arrange a time and place.
TO PRICK PAINFULLY, TO PIERCE OR WOUND WITH AN IRRITATING PROCESS;
to affect with a quick, sharp pain; to cause to suffer;
I. WE WILL NEVER KNOW HOW TO LIVE RIGHT UNTIL WE UNDERSTAND HOW TO
DIE RIGHT! There is an appointment made for you!
Let us ponder death... Today, it seems we don’t want to think or talk about death?
A. THREE WORDS GO AFTER EVERY NAME ---
LOOK AT GENESIS 5, THERE IS A CLEAR RECORD, --- and so in so lived ---?
blank years, but after every name but one is recorded -- AND HE DIED!
One of these days after your name will be written --- AND HE/SHE DIED.
B. Death and Funerals are very sad occasions -- the passing of a loved one is very
hard to understand.
C. I wish death would never come, and if it has to come it could be easier on one’s
family & friends, but when death, the unwelcomed visitor comes, and one we love
passes, it breaks our hearts and it hurts a lot.
D. We would wish for one more Christmas together, another birthday, another
aniversary, --- Please God just one more?
E. Death is a Great Paradox: passing away is never expected, but not too
surprising either, we know all shall pass this way.
Death is sure, sin is the cause, death is the curse, the cross is the cure.
II. IS LIFE AND DEATH CONTRADICTORY, YET TRUE?
A. DEATH IS COMMON, BUT DEATH IS ALSO RARE ---
Death happens all around us all the time, we read death in the obituaries,
but strangers deaths have little affect on our hearts.
Death visits only once to each person.
B. DEATH IS CERTAIN, YET DEATH IS SO UNCERTAIN ---
We all know death is sure, but what about how
C. DEATH IS SEPARATION, DEATH IS A GREAT REUNION OF
Separation from human existence as we have known
life, yet a great reunion
with those that have gone on before.
D. DEATH IS THE END! BUT WE KNOW DEATH IS JUST THE BEGINNING.
Death can appear to be the end of life as we know
it, but the beginning of life in the eternal
III.THERE IS GREAT COMFORT WHEN THINKING ABOUT DEATH!
As we think today about death, we know tears and tear stained faces, broken hearts, hurting spirits and a cold numbness, let us take comfort from the only real
source of true comfort--God’s holy word!
A. The uncertainty of life has been demonstrated once
Proverbs 27:1 Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for
thou knoowest not what a day may bring forth.
James 4:13,14 To to now, ye that say, Today or
tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue
therre a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
14: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the
morrow, For what is your life?
It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little
time, and then vanisheth away.
B. God promises us, TO BE WITH WITH US IN THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH!
John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled, ye believe
in God, believe also in me,
2. In my Father’s house are many mansions --- I go
to prepare a place for you...
3. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I shall
come again and receive you unto my self ---
Psalm 116:15, "Precious in the sight of the LORD is
the death of His saints."
IV. LET US LOOK AT DEATH FROM A LITTLE SAINT’S PERSECTIVE.