Learning From Jesus How to Die

“God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how.” (Life Thoughts, Henry Ward Beecher)

In October 2010, I preached a series of sermons entitled, “What Happens After We Die?” Our theme verse for the month was David’s prayer in Psalm 39:4, “O LORD, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am!”

In Hebrews 9:27, we read a divine promise.   “It is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment.”   We are all going to die. After death, we will all stand accountable in judgment.   It only makes sense, therefore, that we would learn how to die in ways that will glorify our Creator.   And what better example could there be than that of God’s own Son?   This second lesson of the sermon series examines the last hours of Jesus’ life and the practical lessons we can apply to our own lives and deaths.

  • Jesus did not avoid the thought of death (Matthew 20:18-19)
  • Jesus lived in constant fellowship with God (John 8:29)
  • Jesus died knowing that he would be victorious (Matthew 20:18-19)
  • Jesus thought of others, even in death (John 19:26-27)
  • Jesus died without hatred in his heart (Luke 23:34)
  • Jesus died with the Scriptures on his heart and lips (Luke 23:46)

Other lessons in the “What Happens After We Die?” series of sermons include:

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