HAPPENS AFTER I DIE?

Pastor Bill Stevenson

August 8, 2021

 

Ecclesiastes 7:3-4

“A wise person thinks about death.” Ecclesiastes 7:4 (NCV)

 

Sorrow is better than laughter, it may sadden your face but it sharpens your understanding.”  Ecclesiastes 7:3 (NIV)

 

Ask yourself, “How am I looking at death?”

  1.  AM I LOOKING AT DEATH FROM THE ___________?

 

  1. DEATH IS INEVITABLE.
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Ecclesiastes 2:16 (NIV)

 

  1. DEATH IS JUST PHYSICAL.

“Man’s fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other.” Ecclesiastes 3:19 (NIV)

 

  1. DEATH IS “UNSEARCHABLE.”

“There is no way for us to know what will happen after we die.” Ecclesiastes 3:22 (GN)

 

  1. DEATH IS THE END.

“The dead know nothing…their loves, their hates, their passions all died with them.” Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 (LB)

 

THE LOOK FROM THE DOWNSIDE BRINGS _________.

 

  1.  AM I LOOKING AT DEATH FROM THE ___________?

He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”

Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV)

 

THE LOOK FROM THE INSIDE BRINGS ____________.

 

  1. AM I LOOKING AT DEATH FROM THE ___________!
  1.  What happens after I die?

 

Either: We suffer Separation in Hell

“He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might”

II Thessalonians 1:8-9 (NIV)

 

Or: We Enjoy Celebration in Heaven

“God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelations 21:3-4 (NIV)

 

              THE LOOK FROM THE UPSIDE REVEALS __________  _________  __________!

 

  1. WHAT AM I DOING BEFORE I DIE, ABOUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER I DIE?

“This happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.” II Corinthians 1:9 (NIV)

 

How do I prepare to die?  Two things…

 

  1. _________________ IN JESUS CHRIST.

“Jesus has destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.”

II Timothy 1:10 (NIV)

 

  1. _________________ IN ETERNITY.

“It is a wonderful thing to be alive.  If a person lives to be very old let him rejoice in every day of life but let him also remember that eternity is far longer and that everything down here is futile in comparison.” 

 Ecclesiastes 11:7-8 (LB)

 

 

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