July 23, 2017
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Romans 8:12-25
Genesis 28:10-19a
Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24

Resurrection And Life

from the book
The Word Is Life
An Anthology Of Funeral Meditations

Jonathan W. Schriber

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I was very anxious to meet ____________. Even before my ministry here, I knew a bit of the ____________ legacy through my close relationship with Pastor ____________. Upon arriving here, I was reminded of this man's impact on the life of this congregation. I wanted to meet his widow - both as a link to him and yet in her own right as a person, a wife, a mother.
____________ now rests from her labors in the presence of her Lord. We gather, sorrowful that she is separated from us, but rejoicing in her life she had and celebrating her resurrection through Jesus Christ our Lord.
____________is at home in heaven, not because she was married to Rev. ____________, not because she was a faithful wife, a loving mother, not because she was a dedicated, hard--working member of the church, not because of faithful service alongside her husband, not because of any legacy.
She lives because of the words of...

This funeral sermon, Resurrection And Life, is based on John 11:17-27. This funeral sermon is excerpted from the book 'The Word Is Life '. 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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