Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Dunamis Word: In Memory Of Bishop Chandler D. Owens

Wow. I just found out from Elder Harvey Burnett's blog that Bishop Own died today. I hadn't heard that. He was presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ from 1995-2000. Elder Burnett posted some good information about him. I think it's well worth going to Elder Burnett's post and learning more about Bishop Owen. I've known of about 4 people who died in the past 2 weeks. Christians face death in a different way than unbelievers do. The Bible does not tell us not to grieve, but instead we don't grieve the way the world does:

13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. - 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

Don't get me wrong it can be easy to forget that especially when it is a close loved one and you are experience the pain of the loss, however we still have hope because we know the one who conquered death.

The Dunamis Word: In Memory Of Bishop Chandler D. Owens
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