Hard Conversations – Part 1 – Death
June 6, 2021
Definition – Conversation – a talk, especially an informal one two of more people, in which news and ideas are exchanged. (Google Dictionary)
It takes at least two – Conversation takes a least two participants
Revelation 3:20 (NLT); “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and the door, I come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.
A conversation about Death is not easy even for Christ-followers. Death causes , which causes and of many kinds.
Matthew 5:4 (NLT); God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
As followers of Christ, we need to bring comfort and peace during times of mourning.
At the same time and in fact even more significant; is to have a conversation about the reality that Death on the is not the end. An even bigger conversation is needed. This requires true direction and from the Holy Spirit but the conversation must take place. Eternity is real and therefore eternal for everyone is real. That conversation is the absolute important one we can have with others. Their eternal rests in the balance!
Hebrews 9:27 (NLT); And just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment,
Death is the to Eternity for
1 Corinthians 15:53-54 (NLT); For our bodies must be transformed into bodies that will our mortal bodies must be into immortal bodies. Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: “Death is up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” For sin is the that in death, and the gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Sin is the Sting,” in the Conversation about Death
2 Thessalonians 1:7-9 (NLT); And God will provide for you who are being persecuted and also for us when the Lord Jesus appears from Heaven. He will come with His mighty angels, in flaming fire, bringing judgment on those who know God and on those who to obey the Good News of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with eternal destruction, forever separated from the Lord and from his glorious power.
Have you let Jesus in for this conversation yet? Jesus is the Victor over Hell and the Grave! If you let Jesus in, Sin and Eternal Death are kicked out of your life. You will spend eternity with Him in Heaven. If you do not, you will die in your sin, separated from God for all eternity. The choice is yours.