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John D. Henninger

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Amazing Grace
Dying, Christ destroyed our death.
Funeral Service for an Aged Man
Dying, Christ destroyed our death.
Rising, Christ restored our life.
Christ will come again in glory.
As in baptism john Henninger put on Christ, so in Christ may John be clothed with glory.
Rising, Christ restored our life.
Christ will come again in glory.
As in baptism DAN HARLESS put on Christ, so in Christ may Dan be clothed with glory.
Here and now, dear friends, we are God's children.
What we shall be has not yet been revealed; but we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
Those who have this hope purify themselves as Christ is pure.
Words of Hope
Jesus said, I am the resurrection and I am life.
Those who believe in me, even though they die, yet shall they live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
I died, and behold I am alive for evermore, and I hold the keys of hell and death.
Because I live, you shall live also.
Friends, we have gathered here to praise God and to witness to our faith as we celebrate the life of DAN HARLESS .
We come together in grief, acknowledging our human loss. put on Christ, so in Christ may Dan be clothed with glory.
Here and now, dear friends, we are God's children.
What we shall be has not yet been revealed; but we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
Those who have this hope purify themselves as Christ is pure.
Words of Hope
Jesus said, I am the resurrection and I am life.
Those who believe in me, even though they die, yet shall they live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
I died, and behold I am alive for evermore, and I hold the keys of hell and death.
Because I live, you shall live also.
Friends, we have gathered here to praise God and to witness to our faith as we celebrate the life of John Henninger .
We come together in grief, acknowledging our human loss.
John D. HENNINGER, age 66, of Kettering, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 29, 2017. John was born in Dayton on December 29, 1950 to Von D. & Phyllis A. Henninger. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lynn Henninger; mother, Phyllis A. Henninger; and grandparents, Carl & Rosella Blumenstock. John is survived by his father, Von D. Henninger; brother, Steve Henninger; sister, Susan (Lee Roy) Spurlock; step-children, Brian (Rebecca) Hicks and Deanna (Chuck) Hicks; grandson, Daniel "Peanut" Cole; great-granddaughter, Kennedy Cole and many other relatives and friends. John was a proud Vietnam Veteran.
HENNINGER, John D., age 66, of Kettering, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 29, 2017. John was born in Dayton on December 29, 1950 to Von D. & Phyllis A. Henninger. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lynn Henninger; mother, Phyllis A. Henninger; and grandparents, Carl & Rosella Blumenstock. John is survived by his father, Von D. Henninger; brother, Steve Henninger; sister, Susan (Lee Roy) Spurlock; step-children, Brian (Rebecca) Hicks and Deanna (Chuck) Hicks; grandson, Daniel "Peanut" Cole; great-granddaughter, Kennedy Cole and many other relatives and friends. John was a proud Vietnam Veteran.
Hymn I Love to Tell the Story
“For we know that if the earthly house of our tabernacle be dissolved, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal, in the heavens. For verily in this we groan, longing to be clothed upon with our habitation which is from heaven: if so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For indeed we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened; not for that we would be unclothed, but that we would be clothed upon, that what is mortal may be swallowed up of life. Now he that wrought us for this very thing is God, who gave unto us the earnest of the Spirit. Being, therefore, always of good courage, and knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord (for we walk by faith, not by sight); we are of good courage, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord. Wherefore also we make it our aim, whether at home or absent, to be well pleasing unto him. For we must all be made manifest before the judgment-seat of Christ; that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he hath done, whether it be good or bad” ().
A psalm of David.
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,a
Hymn—.
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
forever.
The Holy Bible: New International Version. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1984. Print..

18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 thata the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.

22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.

Romans 8:18 AMP
[But what of that?] For I consider that the sufferings of this present time (this present life) are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us and for us and conferred on us!
Sermon I. Those who live in Christ gain the victory
John 14:1–3 AMP
DO NOT let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on Me. In My Father’s house there are many dwelling places (homes). If it were not so, I would have told you; for I am going away to prepare a place for you. And when (if) I go and make ready a place for you, I will come back again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you may be also.
. Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people.
Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people.
II. Those who live in Christ enter a final rest
NIV There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience.
Prayer O Jesus Christ our risen Lord, you have gone before us in death.Grant us the assurance of your presence,     that we who are anxious and fearful in the face of death       may confidently face the future,     in the knowledge that you have prepared a place for all who love you. Amen.
Benediction The peace of God which passes all understanding     keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God,       and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.And the blessing of God Almighty,     the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,  be among you and remain with you always. Amen.
We seek comfort, let us find it in the Scriptures.
“For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure is come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give to me at that day; and not to me only, but also to all them that have loved his appearing” ().
“Wherefore girding up the loins of your mind, be sober and set your hope perfectly on the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as children of obedience, not fashioning yourselves according to your former lusts in the time of your ignorance: but like as he who called you is holy, be ye yourselves also holy in all manner of living. Because it is written, ye shall be holy; for I am holy. And if ye call on him as Father, who without respect of persons, judgeth according to each man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning in fear: knowing that ye were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from your vain manner of life handed down from your fathers; but with precious blood, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot, even the blood of Christ: who was foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but was manifested at the end of the times for your sake, who through him are believers in God, that raised him from the dead, and gave him glory; so that your faith and hope might be in God” ().
“The hoary head is a crown of glory; it shall be found in the way of righteousness” ().
“Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard? The everlasting God, Jehovah, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary; there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to him that hath no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: but they that wait for Jehovah shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint” ().
“Remember also thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the evil days come, and the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; before the sun and the light, and the moon, and the stars are darkened, and the clouds return after the rain; in the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows shall be darkened, and the doors shall be shut in the street; when the sound of the grinding is low, and one shall rise up at the voice of a bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low; yea they shall be afraid of that which is high, and terrors shall be in the way; and the almond tree shall blossom, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail; because man goeth to his everlasting home, and the mourners go about the streets: before the silver cord is loosed, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern, and the dust returneth to the earth as it was, and the spirit returneth unto God who gave it” ().
“Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men. For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as asleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth. For we are consumed in thine anger, and in thy wrath are we troubled. Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we bring our years to an end as a sigh. The days of our years are threescore years and ten, or even by reason of strength fourscore years; yet is their pride but labor and sorrow; for it is soon gone, and we fly away. Who knoweth the power of thine anger, and thy wrath according to the fear that is due unto thee? So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom. Return, O Jehovah; how long? And let it repent thee concerning thy servants. Oh satisfy us in the morning with thy lovingkindness, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil. Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory upon their children. And let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it” ().
Then the minister may say:
Having heard God speak to us in his Word, let us now take our sorrow to him being assured that he will hear us by the following blessed words:
“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye doubleminded. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall exalt you” (, ).
Prayer.
Hymn—(May be sung or read, or suitable poetry may be used instead).
Address—(If deemed advisable).
Hymn—(May be sung or read, or suitable poetry may be used instead).
The services here are now concluded, and we will repair to the cemetery where the interment will take place.
(Minister takes place in lead of pallbearers and walks from home or church in this order to the hearse. Upon arrival at the cemetery the minister again takes his place in the lead of the pallbearers and walks in this order to the grave.)
Then the minister may say (as he walks in the lead of the procession):
“And I heard a voice from heaven saying, Write, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth: yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; for their works follow with them” ().
“Thou wilt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but thee? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee. My flesh and my heart faileth; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” ().
(When the casket has been placed on the supports ready for lowering into the grave, the minister takes his stand at the head of the grave.)
Then the minister may say (as the casket is lowered):
“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: we all shall not sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. But when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality then shall come to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting? The sting of death is sin; and the power of sin is the law: but thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not vain in the Lord” ().
Then the minister may use the following committal service:
My Friends: Whereas, death hath once more invaded our ranks and removed from the walks of life our beloved Brother _______, his soul having departed to dwell in “The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns,” it has become our sad duty to commit his body to the grave: Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, and our inspiring privilege to commend his soul to our Maker, Father, and Redeemer, in the confident hope of the coming again of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the body from the grave, and the joyous life reserved for the children of light in the realms of glory.
(Then the grave may be filled or canopied and decorated with flowers, after which the people may be dismissed by prayer or benediction.)
Dismissing the people the minister may say:
“The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.… Now unto our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen” (, ).
Hobbs, James Randolph. The Pastor’s Manual. Nashville, TN: Broadman Press, 1962. Print.
Exported from Logos Bible Software, 10:19 PM August 4, 2017.
Funeral Service for an Aged Man
OPENING:
The minister may say:
“For we know that if the earthly house of our tabernacle be dissolved, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal, in the heavens. For verily in this we groan, longing to be clothed upon with our habitation which is from heaven: if so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For indeed we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened; not for that we would be unclothed, but that we would be clothed upon, that what is mortal may be swallowed up of life. Now he that wrought us for this very thing is God, who gave unto us the earnest of the Spirit. Being, therefore, always of good courage, and knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord (for we walk by faith, not by sight); we are of good courage, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord. Wherefore also we make it our aim, whether at home or absent, to be well pleasing unto him. For we must all be made manifest before the judgment-seat of Christ; that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he hath done, whether it be good or bad” ().
Hymn—(May be sung or read, or suitable poetry may be used instead).
The minister may say:
We seek comfort, let us find it in the Scriptures.
“For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure is come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give to me at that day; and not to me only, but also to all them that have loved his appearing” ().
“Wherefore girding up the loins of your mind, be sober and set your hope perfectly on the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as children of obedience, not fashioning yourselves according to your former lusts in the time of your ignorance: but like as he who called you is holy, be ye yourselves also holy in all manner of living. Because it is written, ye shall be holy; for I am holy. And if ye call on him as Father, who without respect of persons, judgeth according to each man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning in fear: knowing that ye were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from your vain manner of life handed down from your fathers; but with precious blood, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot, even the blood of Christ: who was foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but was manifested at the end of the times for your sake, who through him are believers in God, that raised him from the dead, and gave him glory; so that your faith and hope might be in God” ().
“The hoary head is a crown of glory; it shall be found in the way of righteousness” ().
“Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard? The everlasting God, Jehovah, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary; there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to him that hath no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: but they that wait for Jehovah shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint” ().
“Remember also thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the evil days come, and the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; before the sun and the light, and the moon, and the stars are darkened, and the clouds return after the rain; in the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows shall be darkened, and the doors shall be shut in the street; when the sound of the grinding is low, and one shall rise up at the voice of a bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low; yea they shall be afraid of that which is high, and terrors shall be in the way; and the almond tree shall blossom, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail; because man goeth to his everlasting home, and the mourners go about the streets: before the silver cord is loosed, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern, and the dust returneth to the earth as it was, and the spirit returneth unto God who gave it” ().
“Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men. For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as asleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth. For we are consumed in thine anger, and in thy wrath are we troubled. Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we bring our years to an end as a sigh. The days of our years are threescore years and ten, or even by reason of strength fourscore years; yet is their pride but labor and sorrow; for it is soon gone, and we fly away. Who knoweth the power of thine anger, and thy wrath according to the fear that is due unto thee? So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom. Return, O Jehovah; how long? And let it repent thee concerning thy servants. Oh satisfy us in the morning with thy lovingkindness, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil. Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory upon their children. And let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it” ().
Then the minister may say:
Having heard God speak to us in his Word, let us now take our sorrow to him being assured that he will hear us by the following blessed words:
“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye doubleminded. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall exalt you” (, ).
Prayer.
Hymn—(May be sung or read, or suitable poetry may be used instead).
Address—(If deemed advisable).
Hymn—(May be sung or read, or suitable poetry may be used instead).
Then the minister may say:
The services here are now concluded, and we will repair to the cemetery where the interment will take place.
(Minister takes place in lead of pallbearers and walks from home or church in this order to the hearse. Upon arrival at the cemetery the minister again takes his place in the lead of the pallbearers and walks in this order to the grave.)
Then the minister may say (as he walks in the lead of the procession):
“And I heard a voice from heaven saying, Write, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth: yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; for their works follow with them” ().
“Thou wilt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but thee? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee. My flesh and my heart faileth; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” ().
(When the casket has been placed on the supports ready for lowering into the grave, the minister takes his stand at the head of the grave.)
Then the minister may say (as the casket is lowered):
“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: we all shall not sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. But when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality then shall come to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting? The sting of death is sin; and the power of sin is the law: but thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not vain in the Lord” ().
Then the minister may use the following committal service:
My Friends: Whereas, death hath once more invaded our ranks and removed from the walks of life our beloved Brother _______, his soul having departed to dwell in “The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns,” it has become our sad duty to commit his body to the grave: Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, and our inspiring privilege to commend his soul to our Maker, Father, and Redeemer, in the confident hope of the coming again of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the body from the grave, and the joyous life reserved for the children of light in the realms of glory.
(Then the grave may be filled or canopied and decorated with flowers, after which the people may be dismissed by prayer or benediction.)
Dismissing the people the minister may say:
“The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.… Now unto our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen” (, ).
Hobbs, James Randolph. The Pastor’s Manual. Nashville, TN: Broadman Press, 1962. Print.
Exported from Logos Bible Software, 10:19 PM August 4, 2017.
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