My funeral, my new life

Bible Readings Romans 6:1-14 1 Peter 4:1-6 Introduction My dear friends in Christ, Has it struck you that many contestants in TV shows, when they are knocked out of the game, might express regret, but find consolation in what they call fun.  “It is sorry to go, but I had a lot of fun.”   … Continue reading My funeral, my new life

For the glory of Christ who saves from death to life

Bible Readings Psalm 116 John 12:1-11 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, As with the Watergate scandal, may other political scandals are usually, at least in the early stages, preceded by destroying evidence.  Only recently, if one can believe what the press tells us, thousands of emails were shredded from the private email … Continue reading For the glory of Christ who saves from death to life

Crossing over from death to life

(John 5:16-30, Ezekiel 37:1-14) Mercy – the work of Father and the Son The first few verses of John 5 tells the story of our Lord coming to the aide of the helpless who superstitiously stared at the signs of moving water and then hoped to get in first and be healed.  One chap sat … Continue reading Crossing over from death to life

Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (4)

Hell Scripture Readings Luke 16:19-31 2 Thessalonians 1:3-12 Introduction My friends in Jesus Christ, in this short series “Life, Death, Heaven, Hell” we looked at the two markers in the life of every person on the face of this earth.  Everyone is born, and everyone will die - Life and Death.  During our earthly journey … Continue reading Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (4)

Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (3)

Heaven Scripture Readings John 14:1-7 Revelation 21:1-4, 22:1-5 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord Jesus Christ, In this short series we are looking at two major event markers in the life of every human being on the face of this planet:  life and death.  What is left of this series will look at one of … Continue reading Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (3)

Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (2)

Death, the wage of Sin Scripture Readings Romans 6:15-23 Genesis 3:1-19 Introduction Dear brothers and sister in the Lord, I bought snow peas this week.  I tried to grow it myself.  What is easier to push a few snow pea seeds into the ground, water it, and wait for it to come up, push out … Continue reading Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (2)

Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (1)

Life, a gift from God   Scripture Readings Psalm 139:1-24 Matthew 25:14-30 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Today is the first in four sermons, a series under the heading Life, Death, Heaven, Hell.  We can, of course, not cover everything about these major topics in the Bible, but my intention is to … Continue reading Life, Death, Heaven, Hell (1)