“Better to spend your time at funerals than at parties. After all, everyone dies–so the living should take this to heart.” Ecclesiastes 7:2

I spoke at a funeral recently and I saw the pain in the hearts of the family of the deceased. Their mother was gone, deceased and dead. To lose a loved-one with no hope to see them again; to me this is hopelessness personified.

I preached on the resurrection of Jesus. Jesus is alive and because He lives, we can live too. For the disciples to see Jesus crucified, and then see Him walking into their room alive, wow! What it is to live a life totally free from fear of anything that this life throws at us! This is what Jesus offers.

For the atheist, he or she must live in constant fear knowing that in a moment they can be swallowed up.

No more memories, no more kisses, no hellos, no hugs, no laughter and no love. The joy of a moment becomes eternal sadness if you know you will lose that moment forever.

The Gospel offers us good news; that death itself is dying and soon to be swallowed up by life eternal. Soon there shall be shouts in the streets, “Death is dead! Death is dead!” What a hope we have in Christ!

Why not place your faith in Jesus today. He died and rose again that you could be forgiven and receive a new life in Christ.

“For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 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. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” 1 Cor 15:53-55

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