How Do We Explain Death to Our Kids?

Episode 788 Show Notes 

From the Show

In John 11, we see the heart of Jesus as he weeps hearing the news of the death of his friend, Lazarus. In that text we are confronted at the pain and suffering we face in this world. Too often we try to airbrush death, but the strong language that the Bible uses is a good thing. We can talk about sorrow. But we don’t sorrow as those who don’t have hope.

Adriel Sanchez

How Do We Explain Death to Our Kids?

Questions in this Episode

  1. I was reading my Bible and I am wondering why the books are not listed in alphabetical order. Why are the books ordered the way they are, because they’re not easy to find?
  2. My mother was recently diagnosed with a terminal illness and doesn’t have much time to live. She is very close to my young son. We have never experienced anything like this before, I am not sure how to even tell him that Nana will not be with us anymore. What should I say or do?
  3. To what extent do I have to forgive someone?
  4. My husband left me and remarried. If I get remarried am I committing adultery?
  5. Should I leave a church if it only talks about politics instead of the gospel?
  6. My wife has a hard time believing that the Bible is God’s word. I’m always hearing that the Bible is the Word of God, but I know that the Bible was also written by man. How do I make sense of these two points?

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners' questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their four children.

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