Death

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Jesus hung on the cross for about three hours, gasping for breath and in great pain. At the end, he uttered his last few words, trusting himself into God’s hands, and then he died.

Death one of the great taboos of life. We don’t like to talk about it, and we are rarely there when it happens. But it comes to us all one day; we can’t avoid it. Death is a natural part of life.

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Luke 23: 44-46

It was now about noon and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon because of an eclipse of the sun. Then the veil of the temple was torn down the middle. Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit”; and when he had said this he breathed his last.

Luke 23: 44-46

It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said,“Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last.

Luke 23: 44-46

By now it was noon. The whole earth became dark, the darkness lasting three hours—a total blackout. The Temple curtain split right down the middle. Jesus called loudly, “Father, I place my life in your hands!” Then he breathed his last.

Luke 23: 44-46

It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last.

Application

Like everyone, you will die one day, and that’s as natural as new babies being born. Because of what Jesus accomplished on the Cross, we are able to face death bravely. knowing Jesus died for our sins and purchased for us the gift of eternal life. Always keep this in mind and live with hope that death brings something much better.

Questions

What phrases do people use to avoid talking about death?  Why are we so reluctant to speak about death?

Is there such a thing as “a good death?” What do we mean by that?

What would you like your last words to be?

Jesus was clear that after he died he was going to be “in God’s hands.”  Where do you think you will be after you die?

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