Our society has a fear of death. Oh sure, we also have a love of deadly violence in our films and novels, but we like adventures in which the heroes jump up and live to fight another day.
In real life, many of us are highly uncomfortable with any discussion of our mortality. Even mentioning it is considered morbid. We are much more likely to send a card or flowers than actually sit with the dying. And signs of our own mortality are put off with wrinkle creams, face lifts, and hair dyes. But for Christians, death should hold no fear. Christians live in the confidence of resurrection—both Christ's and our own.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 103; 1 Corinthians 15
• Identify the Current Issue
• Discover the Eternal Principles
—Teaching point one: Life on earth is fleeting, but God's love is eternal.
—Teaching point two: Death has no sting.
—Teaching point three: Paul's "holy indifference" permitted him to live a courageous life, trusting in Christ for his direction.
• Apply Your Findings
• Additional Resources
Total number of pages—12