June 25, 2017
Matthew 10:24-39
Romans 6:1b-11
Genesis 21:8-21
Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17

A Conquered Enemy For a Sixty-two-year-old suicide victim

from the book
In Sure And Certain Hope
An Anthology of Exemplary Funeral Messages


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For a Sixty-two-year-old Man
W. George Easson

The writer of the letter to the Hebrews says that "Here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city which is to come." Thus he points to the impermanence of our life, and emphasizes the hope of the Christian.

Sometimes, in periods when things are going fairly smoothly for us we succumb to the illusion, even though we know better, that the situations of life are quite permanent. Changes which we know must some day cease seem so remote as to be unreal. But we all know that at any moment something can happen to totally alter the pattern of life for us. In actual fact, nothing is permanent in this imperfect world. Life is always changing. Most of these changes we take more or less as a matter of course. We replace the furniture in our homes, change jobs, or even move from one place to another. We think of most of these...

This funeral sermon, A Conquered Enemy For a Sixty-two-year-old suicide victim, is based on 1 Corinthians 15:26. This funeral sermon is excerpted from the book 'In Sure And Certain Hope '. 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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