Thomas Bergen completed his three-part series on the Christian view of death with “Befriending Death” by exploring the paradox of Death as Enemy and Friend. Modern medicine arms us for heroic battles against the evil final consequence of injury or illness. But what a friend we have in Jesus, who holds the keys to Death’s door. The Apostle Paul suggests that in Death we will gain Christ when we give up everything else. Like babies in the womb, we have no idea of the wonders beyond our current reality. A good death is also a final opportunity to reconcile with others. Before the sermon, we sang J.S. Bach’s Komm, süßer Tod (“Come, sweet death”). [KH]

Service Details

Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:42-58 and Philippians 1:19-25

Communion: No

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Potluck Lunch: No

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Worship Team

Speaker: Thomas Bergen

Worship Leader: Curtis Funk

Song Leader: Andre Pekovich

Pianist: Rosemary Bell

Usher: Ed Epp

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