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Mr. Currin's Graveside service

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We are here to celebrate the life and say our goodbyes (for now) to Henry Randolph (Randy) Currin, age 77,  Rogersville, TN died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002,    following an extended illness.  He was born in Durham, NC, Feb. 9, 1925. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps     in World War II, and then attended the University of NC at Chapel Hill. He was the owner and operator of the Growers and Planters Tobacco Warehouses in Rogersville from 1977 to 1998. Previously he owned and operated warehouses in North and South Carolina. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Rogersville, and prior to that, Yates Baptist Church, Durham. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lelia Anne Currin; and a brother, John Clay Currin Jr. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lillian Willingham Currin, Rogersville; two children, Carol Currin Stanley and Henry Randolph Currin Jr.; three grandchildren, Julie and Scott Stanley and David Currin, all of North Carolina.    

 

SCRIPTURE

(Romans 8:35-39 NIV)  "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? {36} As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered." {37} No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. {38} For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, {39} neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

 

/ I think it would be so appropriate for you to hear this afternoon, the words of a man who loved the outdoors.  He spent a lot of time near the water. Fished every day.  I'm talking about an old man named John. /*

 

/ He lived on an island that was used by the Romans as a prison  -- His crime was loving Jesus Christ and refusing to worship Caesar.  As far as we know, John died there, near the ocean, but before he died, God have him the wonderful gift of being able to glimpse into heaven, then write down for us, what he saw./*

 

Rev. 21:1-5

1.     Everything Is New

 

2.     There Is No More Separation (Ocean)

 

3.     Place of Incredible Beauty (Bride)

 

4.     Place of Healing (No more

painsadnessdeath)

 

5.     It Is Where God Is

 

John Claypool -- child during WWII - a family loaned his family a green Bendix washing machine.

"John, don't be upset - be grateful.  It never was ours. Our friends just loaned it to us for awhile."

/Wonder of God's Grace -- Your life is not a tally sheet where the good deeds or the days you live as a believer must outnumber the bad deeds or the days you didn't believe.  Bible says eternal life is a "gift" (literally, a "grace" from God)./*

 

The greatest expression of God's love to Mr. Currin is in His Son, Jesus.

 

(John 14:1-6 NIV)  ""Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God ; trust also in me. {2} In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. {3} And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. {4} You know the way to the place where I am going." {5} Thomas said to him, "Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?" {6} Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

 

 

 

 

    • Roman legionnaires on  Rock of Gibraltor - chiseled the words, "Nothing More Beyond".
    • Then, a few hundred years later, a man named Columbus discovered a whole new world.
    • After that, someone went back out to the words chiseled on the face of the rock and hammered away the negative, so that it now read, "MORE BEYOND."

 

Prayer

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