Remember – Review – Refocus

I’m sitting at my computer tonight preparing for a funeral service tomorrow for my uncle who passed away this week. Death has a way of making you slow down and re-evaluate your life, especially when it is unexpected.

I’m using the three words below as an outline for my funeral message based on John 11:21-44.

Remember – Review – Refocus

We all need to spend time remembering the past, cherishing the memories that even death can’t take away. We need to spend time reviewing our own life. Where are our priorities? How are we living our life? Are we truly honoring God and leaving a legacy as a follower of Christ? And finally, we need to refocus, realigning our life with God’s will, and making sure that we are living life to the fullest, enjoying every moment. Life truly is a gift from God, don’t waste it.


I am a former design engineer who now pastors Cornerstone Community Church in Galax, Virginia. I'm passionate about following Jesus and I love technology. I've been married to Jennifer for 28 years, and we have three adult children.

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  1. Hey Mike, Oddly enough I am doing a funeral today also. I believe as pastors we should teach our folks to die well. I will explain that more later. It's all about going home to be with the Father.

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