Today’s Illustration: 28 Ways To Die

The article was titled . . . . .

28 Ways To Die—
And How Much Each One Should Worry You

— Popular Mechanics [1]

The Popular Mechanics article lists everything from . . .

  • BPA from reheated food in plastic containers
  • electrical outlets
  • toasters
  • swimming in an ocean with a cut, attracting a shark
  • getting shot by a gun
  • lightening
  • lake parasites
  • accidental stabbing
  • raw oysters
  • hit by a car


Key Illustrative Thoughts:

  • death / dying
  • funerals
  • worry / anxiety
  • Methuselah
  • risk
  • life expectancy
  • salvation
  • eternal life
  • the Gospel
  •  resurrection


Sermonic Example:

(include whatever details you find useful)

^ . . . . .Some possibilities have been mitigated by electrical GFIs, which responds to a ground fault in 1/30 of a second, and by automatic automotive braking. Some of the odds of dying this-or-that way aren’t very great.

“According to the National Weather Service, over the 30-year period from 1986 to 2015, only 10 percent of the people struck by lightning in the U.S. died. That’s an average of 48 lightning fatalities each year. If you’re stuck outside during a storm, crouch low to the ground with your heels touching and your head between your knees. You want to become as small a target as possible.

ODDS OF DEATH: only slightly higher than being sent back in time in a DeLorean.” [1]

But the odds of dying — are 100% . . . .[2]

Other Details & Links:


2. Your chances of resurrection are also 100% — but it may not be as you might anticipate or think.

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