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A Book for the Bereaved

By John MacDuff

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   Chapter 1 - Introductory Chapter - A BOOK FOR THE BEREAVED by John MacDuff, 1883 "Brothers and sisters, we want you to know the truth about those who have died, so that you w
   Chapter 2 - The Death of a Child - (1 Kings 17:17-24) After this, the son of the woman who owned the house became ill. His illness became very severe until no breath remained in him. S
   Chapter 3 - The Death of an Only Son - Luke 7:11-16 Soon afterwards He was on His way to a town called Nain. His disciples and a large crowd were traveling with Him. Just as He neared the
   Chapter 4 - The Early Death of an Only Daughter - Luke 8:41-42, 49-56 And now a man named Jairus, a leader of the local synagogue, came and fell down at Jesus' feet, begging him to come home with him
   Chapter 5 - The Grave of an Only Brother - John 11:11-14 He told them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I'm on My way to wake him up." Then the disciples said to Him, "Lord, if he ha
   Chapter 6 - The Early Grave of a King - "The righteous is taken away from the evil to come. He shall enter into peace--they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness." I
   Chapter 7 - A First Early Grave - "The firstling of his flock."--Genesis 4:4 "Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love."--Genesis 22:2 "As one mourns for his only son."
   Chapter 8 - Second Causes - "Then MARTHA said unto Jesus--Lord, IF you had been here, my brother would not have died."--John 11:21 "Then when MARY had come where Jesus was, and
   Chapter 9 - Asleep in Jesus - "God will bring with Jesus, those who have fallen asleep IN HIM." 1 Thessalonians 4:14 Bereaved parents! here is another glimpse which Faith, while
   Chapter 10 - Gracious Mitigations - "He stays His rough wind, in the day of the east wind." --Isaiah 27: 8 This is a comforting verse to those who, in a figurative sense, are exposed t
   Chapter 11 - The Eternal Folding - "He will wipe all tears from their eyes--and there will be no more death, suffering, crying, or pain! These things of the past are gone forever! He w
   Chapter 12 - God's Way and Leadings Perfect - "As for God, His way is perfect."--Psalms 18:30 "And He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation."--Psalms 107:7
   Chapter 13 - The Loving Chastener and Sympathizer - "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten."--Revelation 3:19 "For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted--He is able to help those who are te
   Chapter 14 - Divine Tears Over an Early Grave, and The Sleep of the Dead - "Jesus wept!"--John 11:35 "Our friend Lazarus sleeps."--John 11:11 Let us turn aside for a little and see this great sight. It is the Creator of a
   Chapter 15 - The Power of God - "He rules by His power forever!"--Psalms 66:7 The Power of God is a glorious theme--an anchor of the soul, sure and steadfast, in the season of tri

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