(Preached at Bethany Room, St. Peter Chapels, Cebu City; Title adopted from John Piper’s Sermon, “Death is Not the End of Life”)
How many of you have watched the movie, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”? There is the scene of Kylo Ren stabbing Hans Solo with his light saber. Then Hans Solo falls off the bridge. Death is the end of Hans Solo’s role in the Star Wars franchise.
To most of us, death is also the end of Joy Tenerife’s role in life. It is the closing chapter of the book of Joy Tenerife. It is the end of the road for Joy Tenerife. It is called “The End” at the end of the movie of the life of Joy Tenerife.
But is death the end of life? I want to tell you from the Bible that death is not the end of life. I’m glad to tell you that in the Bible, death is only the beginning of life. I’d like to share with you four pictures of death. These four pictures of death tell us that death is not the end of life.