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I. The Facts. 1. We are growing older . Gn.18:12. Hb.8:13 2. We will die . Hb.9:27 3. We will be judged . Hb.9:27 4. We will reap what we sow. Ga.6:7-8. Life is uncertain, Death is sure, Sin the cause, Christ the cure –Anon. I. The Facts. II. The Focus.

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I the facts

I. The Facts


I the facts

1. We are growing older. Gn.18:12. Hb.8:13

2. We will die. Hb.9:27

3. We willbe judged. Hb.9:27

4. We will reap what we sow. Ga.6:7-8

Life is uncertain, Death is sure,Sin the cause, Christ the cure–Anon.


I the facts

I. The Facts

II. The Focus


After we die what really matters

After we die, what really matters?

Could say same of rich fool (Lk.12)

  • Had lot of money

  • Well respected

  • Never wasted anything

  • Never hurt anybody

  • Good worker

Jn.9:4

Hb.11:10


I the facts

I. The Facts

III. The Funeral

II. The Focus


2 samuel 1

2 Samuel 1

  • Dt.10:6, changing of the guard 1 Sm.20:18

  • Mt.14:12, gone but not forgotten

  • Lk.16:22, life’s reversals

    • Elegies for rich man

    • Disdain for Lazarus

Impossible to convince theliving of their reverses


2 samuel 11

2 Samuel 1

  • Dt.10:6, changing of the guard

  • Mt.14:12, gone but not forgotten

  • Lk.16:22, reversals

  • Ac.5:…10, tragedy

    • Some funerals: he was a member of human race

      • For some, death = salvation

      • Some think they live only to themselves


2 samuel 12

2 Samuel 1

  • Dt.10:6, changing of the guard

  • Mt.14:12, gone but not forgotten

  • Lk.16:22, reversals

  • Ac.5:…10, tragedy

  • Ac.8:…2, triumph

  • You must preach his funeral; what to say?

    • Good worker.

    • Humble.

    • Loyal to truth.

    • No grudges.

Could they say these things about us?


What will be said about us

What will be said about us?

  • Friendly or grouchy? Pr.18:24; Ep.4:2

  • Worker? Ep.4:28

  • Held grudges? Ep.4:31-32

  • Christian? Ep.5:26

  • Servant? Ep.6:7

  • Student? Ep.6:10, 16-17


I the facts

I. The Facts

III. The Funeral

II. The Focus

IV. The Farewell


1 eccl 2 sorrow of death

1. Eccl.2, sorrow of death

  • Leave all

  • Leave all to one who may squander it

    • Futility: all this work for nothing?

    • King and pawn

Nebuchadnezzar

Isa.14

Pharaoh

Ezk.31:15-18


1 eccl 2 sorrow of death 2 eccl 7 school of death

1. Eccl.2, sorrow of death2. Eccl. 7, school of death

  • 1-2, joy in delivery room, sorrow in funeral home?

  • 3, visit to funeral home

  • 4, wisdom prepares

  • 5, strength yields to weakness

“Men have been helped to live by remembering that they must die”


1 eccl 2 sorrow of death 2 eccl 7 school of death 3 eccl 12 signs of death

1. Eccl.2, sorrow of death2. Eccl. 7, school of death3. Eccl. 12, signs of death

  • 1-7, reminders

    • Life is temporary; this won’t take long

      • 2 Co.5:1; 2 Pt.1:13

      • 1 Sm.20:3


I the facts

1. Eccl.2, sorrow of death 2. Eccl. 7, school of death3. Eccl. 12, signs of death4. Eccl.12:13-14, success over death

“When you fear God,

you fear nothing else; if you do not fear God, you fear everything else”

The final answer

  • Fear God. Pr.1:7.

  • Obey God.

  • Meet God.

Look ‘above the sun’

The climax of Ecclesiastes


Ecclesiastes prepares us for the judgment

Ecclesiastes prepares usfor the Judgment

  • Power of God

  • God the Creator

  • Immortal soul

  • Man is accountable to God

  • Eternal, universal Judgment

  • Rewards and Punishments


Questions for paul ph 1 21 23

Questions for Paul(Ph.1:21-23)

1.What areyou livingfor?

(21-22)

3.What areyou waitingfor?(24)

2.What areyou dyingfor?(21, 23)


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