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Welcome to the Iowa City Church sermon and teaching page.  We know that life can be confusing, and sometime just plain hard.  We believe the best way to live life comes through following Jesus.  These lessons and sermons are designed to be a resource to help you on that journey.  We hope you find them helpful!

Mar 13, 2023

It used to be that the one topic you weren't really supposed to talk about in public was sex. I think most of us agree, that's not the case anymore--it's everywhere. Do you know what has replaced sex as the off limits topic to be discussed in public? Death

It's the uncomfortable "elephant in the room" kind of thing. Everyone knows it's there, and they have ideas, theories and concepts most certainly...yet it still makes people uncomfortable think about and here's why: What you believe about eternity determines how you live today. For example, if one ceases to exist when they die, why does it matter how they choose to live their lives? However, if this theory is true, a very empty and hopeless feeling begins to settle in. What's the point of living?

There are also numerous theories such as reincarnation, turning into energy, becoming one with the universe, or even becoming an angel. Trust me, there are a lot of ideas and theories floating around the internet regarding life after death. What can we believe? What do we know is true? Here's some good news: The Bible as a lot to say about life after death! Not only do we find clarity, but even more so, we find hope! The apostle Paul puts it this way:

"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." ~ 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

 If you want to know more about what the Bible teaches us about life after death make sure and give a listen to part six of Asking For A Friend!