“Why We Grieve Differently”

January 19, 2020

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1 Thessalonians 4:13 says: “But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.” (ESV) It’s normal to grieve the loss of a loved one. But we grieve the loss of a fellow believer differently. Why? The Gospel. The Good News brought to us as a result of Jesus’ death and resurrection. We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of the Most High God, the Co-Spinner of the universe, with love so immense, died with our sins imputed to Him; that in so doing, He quenched the fiery wrath of God, imputed to us His righteous record, won for us redemption, adoption, and eternal life. This was demonstratively affirmed by His resurrection while likewise promising that we too would rise! Therefore, we grieve differently! We grieve with Hope and that Hope will definitely not disappoint…

Bible References

  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13 - 18
  • 1 Corinthians 15:42 - 44
  • 1 Corinthians 15:54 - 55
  • Philippians 3:20 - 21