Staying Connected

**... they will not be convinced even if someone should rise from the dead** (Luke 16:31).

Luke 16:31
Amos 6:1,4-7; Psalms 146:7-10; I Timothy 6:11-16; Luke 16:19-31

Sermon Topic


A novelist was doing some research for a book about life in a New England town during the first half of this century …

He thought he might get some valuable insight from a visit to a local cemetery. He soon discovered that almost all the tombstones erected during the period in question contained a short epitaph.

Without exception, each epitaph had only words of praise for the deceased person. Words like “generous” … “kind” … “upstanding” … “noble” … “loving” appear everywhere. All of which prompted the researcher to ask, “I wonder where they buried the sinners.”

On a visit to her birthplace in North Carolina, a woman went to the hometown cemetery …

When she returned home, she said to a friend, “The old cemetery has really been spruced up. There’s plenty of new greenery and they’ve managed to bring families together again. Years ago, they selected gravesites in a random way. Where the bodies were buried didn’t seem to matter much because,…

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