A Funeral Sermon
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Dear friends and family of Louise and the family of God here at First English, Jesus declares, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
Life and death...in this world of decay and sin the two seem to go hand-in-hand. And, we must be frank, unless the Christ returns in glory in our lifetime, we, too, will see death. When you stop to think about it, this realization can be rather frightening. Despite pain and sorrow, trial and suffering, we become accustomed to life, such that the thought of losing one's life can strike fear in even the bravest of souls. How much more so when we mourn over the loss of a loved one?