October 26, 2014
Matthew 22:34-46
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17

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The Least of These

from the book
Day Full Of Grace
Twenty-Five Funeral Messages

Richard F. Bansemer

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Death of a poor man

This is not a large funeral, is it? Only a few of us knew ___________ well enough to spend this hour in worship, committing his spirit into the care of God.

Welcome to this celebration. The strife is over and the battle is won. We have gathered to give one more gift to _____, namely, a proper funeral.

How did this man wiggle his way into our hearts? Have you thought about it? How did he manage, in all of his weakness, to win from us a degree of respect and devotion? It is a miracle of God's grace. I don't know whether it is grace extended to ___________, or grace extended to all of us who befriended him and gave him love.

There is something noble about this humble man, one of the least of God's people on earth. I don't know his history well enough to fathom it, except he's served time in the military, and in...

This funeral sermon, The Least of These, is based on Matthew 25:31-46. This funeral sermon is excerpted from the book 'Day Full Of Grace '. SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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