Date of Award
Major Applied Project
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Scripture References in this Resource
Hebrews 4:12; Luke 23:43; Revelation 2:10; Revelation 21:4; Isaiah 65:17; John 14:2; Genesis 25:8; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; Romans 8:18; Psalm 16:11; Romans 8:37; Matthew 11:28; Psalm 23:4; Matthew 24:34; John 5:24; John 11:25; 2 Timothy 3:16; Luke 23:40-42; Luke 9:51-24:53; Revelation 2:11; Revelation 21:1; Revelation 21:3; Isaiah 65:18; Isaiah 65:20-25; John 13:33; John 13:21; John 14:1; John 10:30; Genesis 25:7; Genesis 25:9; Genesis 23:19; 1 Kings 11:43; 1 Kings s 2:10; Genesis 15:15; Hebrews 11:13; 1 Thessalonians s 4:14; 1 Peter r 2:10; 1 Thessalonians s 4:13; Luke e 8:52
The purpose of this Major Applied Project was to learn which eternal life metaphors were more comforting to the members of Pilgrim Lutheran Church, in Burton, Michigan. The researcher approached this research project believing that certain metaphors would be more comforting to his members than others. Therefore, the researcher sought to discover which eternal life metaphors were more comforting through the use of a research survey. He then held research group interviews to learn why these metaphors were more comforting than others. As a result, the researcher is able to apply the insights gained concerning certain Scriptural metaphors to be used in funeral sermons for the benefit of his congregation.
Wonderly, Daniel A., "The Use of Eternal Life Metaphors in the Funeral Sermon as a Means of Grace" (2009). Doctor of Ministry Major Applied Project. 152.
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