Funerals

OFFENDED BY JESUS?

By: Frank G. Tunstall  Luke records a story about Jesus paying a visit to a home owned by a woman named Martha, in a village Luke did not name. She had a sister named Mary living with her. Luke’s story makes no mention of a brother. The women hosted a meal for Jesus and His […]

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EVANGELIST BILLY GRAHAM HAS DIED

www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2018/billy-graham/mom-mass-media-and-me.html ‘America’s pastor’ shaped modern evangelicalism. By: Marshall Shelley Billy Graham was perhaps the most significant religious figure of the 20th century, and the organizations and the movement he helped spawn continue to shape the 21st. During his life, Graham preached in person to more than 100 million people and to millions more via television, […]

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CAN SUFFERING HAVE BENEFITS? Suffering Helps Us See Inside Ourselves

 By Frank G. Tunstall Suffering can indeed have benefits. One of them is it shows what is inside us, with the goal to bring us to healing in some meaningful way (Deuteronomy 8:2). Too often we do not know ourselves, but keen disappointment, crushed expectations, or major illness will bring to the surface our secret heart […]

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YOUR COMMENTS ON CREMATION

THANK YOU to each of you who have responded to date. I appreciate hearing from you. So far, the only responses I have received are enerally supportive of cremation. Aat the conclusion of these responses, I will offer to you Jewish law on this subject, Pastor T. Elwood Long, retired N.C. Conference bishop. I thank […]

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Cremation Confusion: Is it Unscriptural for a Christian to be Cremated?

What, dear readers, is your experience with cremations? I would like very much to hear from readers who are willing to talk about the subject, and I hope to share some of your thinking in a blog soon. The national average for cremations as a percentage of all funerals has skyrocketed from 5% in 1962, to 25.5% […]

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