Because He Lives

John 11:17-27

We don't like to talk about death or even think about it, but when death visits one of our church families, it is what is on our minds.  As Christians, we need to firmly know the promises of God concerning death so we can grieve, but not like those without hope!  Today, we want to talk about the basis of our hope.  The question is not, If you will live forever, but Where will you live forever?

*  God's people must rally around others who have experienced loss. v. 19

*  God's people should allow each other to grieve differently.  v. 20

*  God's people must understand the basis of their eternal hope.  v. 25-26

Christ's resurrection from the dead is what sets apart our beliefs and Christianity from all other religions.  Christ has defeated death.  We as believers will live again! 

Reference Romans 10:8-13.