Death closes the door to the life we have lived, and ushers us into eternity. What then? Will we meet God? Yes! Will we meet Him at peace? That will depend on what we have done with the opportunities He gave us in this life.
To whom do all lives matter? To God, Who created each human life with a soul, in His own likeness, for a purpose. And all lives should matter to Christians, too. The beliefs they hold will affect their attitudes toward abortion, suicide, euthanasia, safety issues, and more--because all lives matter!
“If a man die, shall he live again?” Job asked this question for every living man. The answer is “Yes!” The grave is not the end, and because it is not, we need to plan for what is beyond the end of life.
Do you wish you knew how to show a bereaved friend that you care about their heart-deep anguish? From the depths of personal grief, experienced when death snatched two of his sons, David suggests ways to share the sorrow of those who mourn, including some advice on what not to do and say.
There is no way we can say with certainty how God judges those who commit suicide, but we know that God values life. This sermon looks at suicide examples in the Bible and some things these men had in common. We need to think right thoughts to reap right actions.