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Hemel Hempstead

 Death is not the end and the ressurection, eternity

Rev 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Early Christians had so much hope of the ressurection it seems that we focus on that Jesus died for our sins we also know that Jesus raised from the dead

There will be a future resurrection. Clement of Rome (c. 96, W), 1.11. If we please Him in this present world, we will also inherit the future world. For He promised to us that He will raise us again from the dead. Polycarp (c. 135, E), 1.34. I give you thanks . . . that I can have a part . . . in the resurrection of eternal life, both of soul and body. Martyrdom of Polycarp (c. 135, E), 1.42. Let none of you say that this very flesh will not be judged, nor rise again. . . . For just as you were called in the flesh, you will also come to be judged in the flesh. Second Clement (c. 150), 7.519. We expect to receive again our own bodies. Justin Martyr (c. 160, E), 1.169. Even if anyone is laboring under a defect of body, yet if he is an observer of the doctrines delivered by Christ, He will raise him up at His second advent perfectly sound. He will make him immortal, incorruptible, and free from grief. Justin Martyr (c. 160, E), 1.233.

Having hope that once we leave this body we will be with Jesus .

I think it was watching the film risen and seeing the stinky Roman dead bodies and after seeing Jesus rotten corpse and then the apostles seeing a living Messiah Jesus.

When death surrounds us to know that we have a saviour who holds the keys to death and Hades in his hand

Death is not the end , we have eternity to look forward to either in heaven or hell

We live in a world where the stench of death has been removed but not anymore

The bread and games have stopped

When we are coming up to Passover / Easter when death is all around us , to know that we will live and be with Jesus forever

Before the coronavirus I know a friend who had a smoking problem and could barely walk 2 metres but he prayer an hour a night and it must be terrible for those in hospital as I know what it is like to not breath it is terrible.

Should we have not have hope of the ressurection in a world full of death

Phi 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain

Then we have to think how about there are so many people who have needs at the moment

Phi 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

There are single people who are lonely and have noone to talk to or lost jobs

Even I do not know how God would provide for me in the future

We have hope of seeing that face that conquered death and if he conquered death he can conquer anything.

Dominic Shiells

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