Sunday Morning Sermon Notes

 

DEATH
1 Corinthians [15:51]-58 ¶ Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have 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. 58 ¶ Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

A  19 year old son——-Bryce Herring
A  69 year old friend and father——–Guy Still
A  73 year old wife, mother, grandmother———Mrs.  Teresa Mullis
A  80 year old pastor, Husband, Father, friend ———-Ron Wilcox
A  33 year old friend and master——-Jesus

 

THE STUDENTS OF DEATH
            THE LEARNERS
                        Doctors, Nurses, Hospice Givers, Investigators, Pastors
            THE LISTENERS
                        Want to know at least three things; The Type, The Time,
Genesis 4:8 ¶ And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

 

THE SUBJECTION TO  DEATH  
Hebrews [2:14]-15 ¶ Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

The thought of entering the experience of the unknown.
The fear of leaving loved ones.
The thought of eternity!

 

THE STING OF DEATH
1 Corinthians [15:51]-58 ¶ Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have 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. 58 ¶ Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
            Physically      “I thirst”
            Socially          “why hast thou forsaken me”
            Spiritually
                                    Treat the sting!
                                    Terminate the Stinger!

Catherine Marshall wrote a book, entitled, A Man Called Peter. The story was portrayed in a motion picture. It is the biography of Peter Marshall, her husband, who was pastor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. and also Chaplain of the United States Senate. The last chapter deals with his fatal illness. Catherine Marshall tells about how the ambulance came for him during the night and when the attendants carried him out of the house on a stretcher, he looked up into her face at the door, and said to her, “Darling, I’ll see you in the morning.” These were to be the last words that Peter would ever say to Catherine this side of Heaven. However, there is great truth in those words and we can speak them with confidence as we bury our loved ones who have trusted Jesus Christ with their lives. We can shout; “I’ll see you in the morning!”

 

THE SURPRISE OF DEATH

          DEATHS TIME

Revelation [14:13] ¶ And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

2 Corinthians 5:6-9 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

              DEATH’S TRIUMPH

Romans [8:35]-39 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.