Death is Un-American

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Sermon Transcript: 

The eminent historian Arnold Toynbee once said, “Death is un-American, an affront to the inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”  I think in America we fear death in a special way. We conceal it in hospitals, nursing homes and fancy mortuaries. We speak of it in euphemisms. We say, “she passed away,” “he’s gone home,” or “we laid her to rest.” Yet death is one of the few truly universal experiences of mankind. Everyone is included: rich or poor, educated or ignorant, good or bad.  It doesn’t make any difference – we all die.

Are questions about death bothering you today?  Do you worry about it?  Then I encourage you to entrust your life and death to Jesus, the one who has already experienced death and won the victory over it.