In today’s climate of turmoil and uncertainty, threatening and incapacitating feelings run rampant. Yet the God who created your emotions has also given you everything you need to navigate them. The Bible paints relatable and resonant portraits of women and men struggling with grief, anger, guilt, and despair—and provides divine wisdom for transforming your emotional trials into spiritual triumphs.
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Scriptures: Job 14:14, 2 Corinthians 5:1-8, 4:16, Ecclesiastes 3:20, Acts 7:59, Genesis 25:8, Hebrews 2:14-15
We've devised a lot of ways to say it: 'biting the dust', 'buying the farm', 'kicking the bucket', 'passing away'... But no matter how hard we try to avoid saying it, we have to face the fact that each one of us will die. It's inevitable. What then? Is there something more? The Word of God tells us that there is indeed more to come. In this message, Dr. Merritt explains that we don't have to face death with fear and trembling. In fact, we can know for sure what happens next.
"At the moment of death, the body stays on planet earth, because the body died. But listen carefully. The person inside that body did not die, because the person inside the body and the body outside the person are two different things." --Dr. Merritt
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Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.