No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they'd die for.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
That if we are buried with him in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection so that the debt is paid by death, burial, and resurrection.
Somebody shake yourself. I got it off me. I went through at test but I got it off me. I stopped being my friend, I don't even know what day it was, but I got it off me. Death, burial, resurrection.
It's what we do in baptism. We don't really die, but we identify with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Death pays all debts
And I implore you not only to accept his death, but the acceptance is greater than that.
The death and the resurrection of Jesus simply punctuated what Jesus taught throughout his earthly ministry, and what he taught throughout his earthly ministry is to impact the way we live our lives on planet earth, because God is near.
This is the picture into which all the pieces fit, including the final piece, the death of a king, the death of a king who came to give his life for his subjects instead of requiring his subjects to give their life for him".
As I reflected on her home-going and this passage, the principle that dawned on me was, the best way to have a life worth lived is to have a death worth dying.
Death is the number one killer. It's the intruder that disrupts our well-being and gives us grief.
Death has a way of surprising you.
On the cross, Jesus took the sting of death so all death can do now is make a lot of noise.
Someone said the death of a child is like a period before the sentence is finished.
Crib death, which was much more common then than it is today, had taken this little girl away from her parents and I was sent to comfort them and bring them encouragement from God's Word.
He believed that he himself would go to heaven after death and consequently he meant to express the belief that this child had gone on before him to that blessed place and the idea of meeting his child in the unconscious grave would have had no rationally emotional comfort for him.
But first, death, because the resurrection doesn't mean anything apart from death. It's only necessary and only possible because of death.
Death is vicious.
No one has ever escaped it". Not even Steve Jobs. If anyone could have created an app to escape death Steve would have come up with it.
Jesus warned we are to fear the second death more than the first death.
The Bible teaches there are actually two deaths. One is the physical death. The other is spiritual death.
What could happen even before death is the Lord could come back and call us all to heaven.
Because all of us are going to face dangers and all of us are going to face death.