Death rarely comes with simple answers, for its arrival is always a bold
reminder that we live in an imperfect world. Yet there is hope found in the
Savior, and in his promise we can be certain that the limitations of this world
cannot shackle the power of God.
In the ten funeral homilies of Inhale Comfort, Exhale Hope
exposes the secrets of a broken world, reminding us that in the midst of
the mess and the chaos, God's presence delivers a redeeming hope. Powell
doesn't believe that the funeral homily should ever be an attempt to lecture
or evangelize; rather, he asserts it's a time to remind the brokenhearted to
rely on solid scriptural truths found in the words of Jesus: We will not be left
orphaned. Death has no victory. We will be with the Lord forever.
The homilies in this volume will aid the pastor in preparation of funerals for:
-an unexpected death
-an elderly Christian
-the death of someone unknown to the pastor
-a child and many more. Mark Randall Powell
is the pastor of Third Baptist Church in Granite
City, Illinois. Powell has ministered to different churches since 1976.
Powell attended Purdue University, Lynchburg Baptist College, Boyce
School of the Bible, and Carver School of Social Work. Mark is married
and he and his wife have one daughter. Mark blogs and you can read
him on two different sites: http: //markpowellwired.blogspot.com or