A Biker Dies

Tonight, while attending a parade, that my grand-daughter was marching in, I received a call on my cell phone.  It was a friend who was calling to notify me of a Biker friend I rode with years ago.  He died last night and his wife wants me to preach his funeral Tuesday at 11 am.  This will be a tough one for me.  We have been friends for probably 50 years.  We rode together, drank together, etc. To my knowledge, he was not a saved man.  He drank heavily, and never darkened the door of a church or had any church affiliation at all, to my knowledge.  I am by no means judging him, I am just stating what I know of his life.  I am to call his wife tomorrow afternoon for any details.  I don't know the cause of death or what happened until I talk to his wife. 
I will preach salvation to those who attend.  This is what I have been called to do and to be there and show love and compassion to people.  I have strove to be a blessing ever since I was saved and moreso since I have been preaching now for 35 years.  For Jim, his destiny in Eternity is up to God.  I will do my best to bring comfort to this large family and circle of friends that he had.
This is tough for me, loosing 2 friends within a weeks time.

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deleted_user
deleted_user

I think you are wise to preach salvation to those who attend and comfort for the family.
concettah
concettah

Oh peewee I am so sorry for your loss again. Lord God I humbly lift up peewee to help him with the pain he is feeling inside. Lord I ask that you give him the strength, a heart of compassion, and your tender love along with the words to preach in this sermon. Lord God this will be a difficult task for peewee , please comfort him , all this I pray in Jesus name Amen!!!! Prayers and Hugs, connie
Community LeaderSunCloudJD
SunCloudJD

God Bless you my friend.. I am so sorry for your pain... love and a huge hug of comfort for you.. xx
deleted_user
deleted_user

Pee Wee, I am so sorry, I know how hard this is for you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers........... hugs and love to you........

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