Let's talk about how stories work. Listen to these two stories:
• Margaret departed last week. It was very sudden and unexpected. Harriet and Lucy miss her very much. Henry can't stop weeping.
• Enoch walked with God; then he was no more because God took him away.
Are you afraid to die?
Why do people avoid thinking about death? Thinking about death too much is morbid. Not thinking about it at all is foolish.
Death is a source of fear for many people. It’s something none of us can avoid. And yet, Christ has conquered death! It’s a profound statement that deeply affects each of our lives.
Is it possible to come to the end of our lives and still have something to look forward to? When health fails and those we love are already gone?
It was C. S. Lewis who said . . . “One hundred percent of us die.” Yes, death is certain! Have you really dealt with the finality of what’s ahead for every single one of us?
The Bible tells the story about Daniel who was thrown into the lions’ den. See how God intervenes and spares Daniel’s life.
The graveyard gives a sense of permanency. To the casual observer, death represents the end of the long road of life. The grave isn’t the last stop on our journey! There’s hope ahead.
Have you ever felt that God turned His back on you? When difficult seasons arise, it’s easy to question whether God truly knows what you’re going through.
There’s no getting around it. Most of life is just plain ol’ difficult! Let's talk about God’s intervention in our darkest hours, and how God works to bring about blessing.