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Summary: A funeral message for a Christian woman who passed away.

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Funeral for *********

Matthew 25:14-30 (Read: 20-30)

I. We are all given a certain amount of “talents“.

Define talents

A. Some have a multitude of these things

B. Some have a limited amount of these things.

1. One with 2. With the short time

and lack of health, this might be

*********.

2. One with 1.

II. They must be used for the glory of God.

A. Invested in the kingdom, God can multiply

them.

1. From 5-10.

2. From 2-4.

B. Buried in pride and selfishness, they

produce nothing.

III. God will reward us accordingly.

A. God will reward us for what we do. (21&23)

1. With praise: Well done good and

faithful servant.

2. With additional talents: ruler

over many things.

3. With heaven’s blessings: Enter

into the joy of the Lord.

Note: Ephesians 2:8-10: Works do not save us, but we are created in Christ to do them. They testify to our relationship with Him.

Note: The reward for both the one with 5 and the one with 2 is the same! God isn’t going to dock you for your not gaining as much as those with more.

B. God will withhold the reward if we fail to use the talents He has given.

1. Regardless of how we justify it.

(24)

2. Regardless of our fear. (25)

Mrs. ********* was given a certain amount of “talents”. From talking to you and in the short time that I have known her, I believe she invested those “talents” very faithfully in her service for the Lord. As we remember *********, let us remember:

She invested her talents in being a hard

worker. Worked a large farm on her own in Kentucky.

She invested her talents in her community.

Helping start Boy Scouts in Kentucky.

She invested her talents in her love for ***.

What a great love story.

She invested her talents in her love for her

children - all of them. Even despite their

stumbles along the way.

She invested her talents in her love for her

grandchildren.

She invested her talents in her love for her

friends.

She invested her talents in her love for her

Church.

She loved playing the organ for her Lord.

Most importantly, she loved her Lord and she

wasn’t afraid to let it be known.

In all this, she used that which God gave her to multiply God’s gifts to her in order that she might do the will of God! II Timothy 4:7-8: I have fought the good fight, finished the race, kept the faith. I will now receive my crown of righteousness which my Lord will give to me. Can we all say that? Will we too hear those words, “well done my good and faithful servant”? Or will we hear the other words?

In our mourning of her passing, let us be comforted by the Word of God:

Matthew 25:21 & 23: Well done. Enter in.

Revelation 21:4: No more tears, death,

sorrow, crying, or pain for everything will

be made new just as God intended for it to

always be!

I Thessalonians 4:13-14: Don’t mourn as the

world does, for we do so with hope of the

resurrection and reunion in Heaven.

My prayers have all been answered, I’ve finally arrived. The healing that has been delayed, has now been realized. No one’s in a hurry, no schedule to keep. We’re all enjoying Jesus, just kneeling at His feet.

If you could see me now, I’m walking streets of gold, if you could see me now, I’m standing tall and whole, if you could see me now you’d see the pains erased, if you could see me now you’d know I’d seen His face. You wouldn’t want me to leave this place if you could see me now.


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