"Grieve Not With Tears To Hopelessness But With Tears of Hope"

This sermon was preached 11/23/1969 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Marion, OH

11/23/1969

"Grieve Not With Tears To Hopelessness But With Tears of Hope"

Hope for the dead because of Christ died & arose. The soul of man is immortal. Gladness because the dead have passed through the first judgement. The soul & body are not one entity. Grief is a blessing. Self pity over loneliness at the passing of loved ones is OK. Jesus wept. No bitternes towards God. Dead will be raised first. The Rapture. The cemetary is a sleeping place for the body but the soul is with Jesus immediately.