Asleep in Christ | The death State

(Part Two of Chapter 3 The Death State) Asleep in Christ In the New Testament, the “sleep” metaphor for death is taken up some 19 times. Examples: Matt. 9:24,  I Thessalonians 5:10  (Greek katheudo); Acts 7:60, Acts 13:36, I Cor. 11:30, 15:6 and 15:18  (Greek koimasthai). Unfortunately, the NRSV often obscures the point by translating, simply, “died”.1 […]

Is Death a Better Place ?

A Better Place I overheard two men talking the other day, and caught the last bit of a conversation they were having.  I do not really know what they were talking about, but I can hazard a guess.  They concluded their talk with “she’s in a better place.”  My guess is that they were talking […]

we will be like him

Guest post today from Rev. David W. Davis pastor of Sunshine Advent Christian Church. He is  sharing with us a devotion for  next fall’s edition of the Maranatha  Devotions which  celebrates 150 years of the Advent Christian denomination. We are Going to be Like Jesus by Rev. David W. Davis 1 Corinthians 15:35-49 Late in winter […]

Life Death and the Resurrection #6 | In the end, what? 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Video number six, the final video in the series Life Death and the Resurrection is entitled, “In the End What?” Here is the video and the notes below. Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18   “The public are turning to psychics in droves” (Noel O’Hare). Instead, we must listen to God’s Word (Isa. 8:19-20, 1 Thess 4:1-5). People […]