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Oct 21, 2018

Receiving The Crown

Receiving The Crown

Speaker: Dennis Gallaher

Series: Other

Category: Sunday Morning

Keywords: heaven

Pastor Dennis celebrates his wife's life on earth and her homecoming with Jesus.

Janet Lynn Gallaher

August 1, 1956 - October 19, 2018

On Thanksgiving Day, Nov 23, 1972, Jan was crowned with salvation.

On a forgotten day in 1992, Jan was crowned with suffering.

On October 19 at 5:39am, Jan was crowned with eternal life.

The pouring out of your hearts to us these past days has been wonderfully received. On behalf of James and Joseph, Kelly and Corrie, and all of my grandchildren – Thank You. The stories that have been shared and the tenderness given has truly been the comfort of God to us all.

Two of the greatest truths in God’s Word are 1) God is sovereign – He rules and all that He does is good. 2) God uses suffering as a tool – His truth must be pressed into my life through difficulty, loss, and suffering.

God, in His infinite wisdom, crazy abundant grace, and kindness that overwhelms, will cause all these things to work for our good as we love and obey Him. So,

  • Set your eyes on eternity and not anything before eternity.

2 Timothy 4:5-8 But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.

  • Store up treasure in Heaven – seek eternal crowns.

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

5 Crowns:

  • The Crown of Life – James 1:12, 5:11
  • The Crown of Rejoicing - 1 Thessalonians 2:19
  • The Crown of Glory – 1 Peter 5:3-4
  • The Imperishable Crown – 1 Corinthians 9:25-27; 2 Timothy 2:3-5
  • The Crown of Righteousness – 2 Timothy 4:8 NLT

The glorified will . . .

            Weep no more – All outward causes of grief are gone

            Weep no more – They are perfectly holy

            Weep no more – The dread of change and the fear of the future is gone

            Weep no more – Every desire is fulfilled

Church, thank you for loving dear Jan. Let’s live now like Jan’s life mattered.

Celebrate Jan at Freedom Fellowship Church:

     Visitation, Friday, Oct 26, 4 to 8pm

     Celebration of Jan’s Life, Oct 27, 10am

     Testimony Services for Jan – Oct 28, 9 & 11am

Share memories of Jan and the joy you have in our future eternity.