- We live in a culture that is largely uncomfortable with the concept of death.
- God's purpose for our time here on Earth is to prepare us for our life with Him after death.
- Our life gives us the opportunity to show our love for God by choosing to follow Him.
- Our life gives us the opportunity to grow in strength by applying our faith through the struggles in life.
- Jesus proved the existence of the afterlife when he rose from the dead after being crucified on the cross.
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade--kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time." 1 Peter 1:3-5