All of Trinity will be worshiping online only this weekend.  Services will stream on Saturday at 5:00pm and Sunday at 8:30 am and 10:30 am.   Please see Trinity's Covid-19 page for more information about the "Reopen Illinois Phase 3" plan.

Foolish Things Christians Believe: My Death Is Not Final Day 5

The Display of HopeBut in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great harvest of all who died. 1 Corinthians 15:20 NLT
For some, the acceptance of the truth of Jesus’ resurrection is an intellectual hurdle. For we who are united with Jesus in his death and resurrection it becomes the moment that changes everything. We face our own death, or experience death through our family and friends with not only peace, but anticipation of eternal life in the presence of our risen Lord. That attitude is going to be noticable. It will be a conversation starter.

When you hear hints of someone’s fear of death, or long emotional vents that display hopelessness, ask "Do you want my input, or do you just need to talk this out?" When you get the green light, explain why death has no power over you and why you live with hope. Prep by creating several one sentence statements of why Christians (you) need not fear death, based on statements in these passages.

Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death? For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives. SInce we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was. Romans 6:3-5 NLT

Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? Corinthians 15:12 ESV

Death is swallowed up in victory.
O Death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?
1 Corinthians 15:55 ESV

Ask the Holy Spirit to tuck those answers into your heart and write them on your life.