Life and death... and life

Death - that is the difficult theme we are looking at on Sunday. There are many reasons why it is so difficult, not least because it is so final, so absolute.

As I've prepared to preach on this topic I've asked various people what they thought about death. Someone very helpfully remarked that he once heard a talk at a funeral that used the imagery of a lone little boat sailing into the horizon. And just at the moment when you can't see the little boat anymore it appears on the other side, at last sailing into the harbour.

This image gripped me because the Bible shows that death for a Christian is not the end, but the beginning of something really far better. Come and hear what the Bible has to say about life and death, or death and life as we look at the theme throughout Scripture.