Kevin Thompson, the bass player of Sweet Comfort Band died in 2010. Bryan Duncan, main vocalist of the band, gave this eulogy.
Ever since watching this eulogy I have thought about what I would say when my dad passes away. Last year my dad had a severe illness and almost died. Fortunately his health improved and I did not give a eulogy.
I would have told favorite stories from my dad's life and repeated his favorite Bible verses as well as verses about life and death.
The Bible is confrontational. It challenges our assumptions and conventional thinking. The Bible teaches that death is a consequence of sin.
In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were warned , "From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die."
On the day Adam and Eve sinned, they experienced spiritual - not physical - death.
The Bible teaches that there is a solution to spiritual death. Jesus told Nicodemus that he had to be born again.
The journey of knowing God starts with faith and ends with an eternal relationship with the Creator of the universe.
Shortly before Jesus died on a cross as a sacrifice for our sin, He said these words: "Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent." John 17:3 NIV
Death is not the happiest subject to contemplate ... but we are advised to reflect on it.
Better to spend your time at funerals than at parties. After all, everyone dies--so the living should take this to heart. Sorrow is better than laughter, for sadness has a refining influence on us. A wise person thinks a lot about death, while a fool thinks only about having a good time. Ecclesiastes 7:2-4 NASB