Sermon illustrations: Death

First Century Epitaphs

Archaeologists have dug up first century cemeteries in Greece and Rome and have found many tomb...

Death Accepts No Substitutes

President Wilson once received a call in the middle of the night from a civil servant who informed...

A Dead Man Cannot Respond

I went to the UCLA Medical Center with my high school anatomy class and saw a cadaver on a cold,...

Eulogizing a Crook

The story is told of two brothers who were well known around town for their crooked business...

Death Is Not a Respecter of Persons

At the end of World War II a young Bible college student in Illinois met Ira Hayes on the streets...

Influence of Music

Some say that the music they listen to does not affect them. It would be hard to convince the Kuntz...

Mistaken Identity

A lady arranged the cremation of a body she believed was her son. He turned up alive the next day....

Churchill's Funeral

Winston Churchill planned his funeral before he died. His wishes called for a bugler, positioned...

The Biggest Fool of All

There is an old story of a king and his clown or “jester” who sometimes said very foolish things....

Loved Ones Are Not Lost When They Go to Heaven

A little girl whose baby brother had just died asked her mother where Baby had gone. “To be with...

What the Doctor Forgot to Say

Doctor to patient: “I have bad news and worse news.” Patient: “So let’s have it.” Doctor: “The bad...

A Revival Funeral

When I was a student in college I heard Dr. John R. Rice tell the story of being invited to...

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