The Funeral Service Of Menno J. Kinsinger ()Ken Miller, January 31, 2016
Part of the Funerals series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
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"You don't really know how big a tree is until it is felled and you see the hole that it leaves in the woods."
While Menno has left a big hole in the community, our Church, and his family, he would want us to look to God for guidance and salvation.
The story of Peter and Cornelius in Acts 10 was one of Menno's favorite stories. Peter told Cornelius that God is no respecter of persons and God accepts those who fear Him and do righteous works.
We are accepted by God when we turn from sin and are reconciled to Him. This gives us peace with Him, one of the greatest treasures a Christian can have.
A God-fearing person shows reverence for Him and is willing to die for Him. They love God and would be horrified if they offended Him in any way.
Living righteously is the response of one who fears God. Jesus called for a working righteousness that is more than saying the right words. Cornelius was an example of that as well as Menno.
Jesus is our mediator. He understands the difficulties we face in life, and He knows that we are human.
We need to testify to the world that Jesus has been ordained by God to be the judge of the living and the dead. Do we want to be judged as the living or as the dead?