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How Do I Want to Be Remembered?
(A Study of Romans 16)

You may have heard the story of the three friends who were at a fourth friend’s funeral. At the viewing, they had a quiet conversation with one another. One asked, “What would you want others to say at your funeral about your life as they attended your viewing?” They thought for a few moments and the first friend said, “I would hope they would say that I was a faithful husband and a good father.” A few seconds later the second friend said, “Man, I would hope they would say, ‘he was a great co-worker and a godly example to all!'” The two friends waited and waited and finally asked the third friend, “What would you want people to say at your viewing?” The man thought for a moment and then said in a loud voice, “I would want them to say, ‘LOOK! HE’S MOVING!”

In Romans 16 the Apostle Paul lists 31 names of believers whom he commended for their partnership in the gospel. And he gives ten specific statements about those friends. Here is most of Romans 16, followed by the ten truths I hope others will say about me at my funeral!

Today’s Challenge: What steps can you take today to increase the likelihood that some of those statements will be made about you at your funeral?

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Posted by on March 25, 2021 in Romans 16


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