Michael “Scott” Murphy, Sr.
March 25, 1967 – July 26, 2014
Scott lived to be 47 years old and lives on in heaven because of his faith in Jesus Christ. Scott will be remembered as a man of family as an honorable husband to Angie and a faithful father to Scotty Jr. and Cole. He spoke frequently and glowingly about each member of his family and was extremely proud to love and know each of them.
Scott enjoyed to work and loved cars. His work ethic was exemplary as he sought to provide for his family as well as reflect the man he was created to be with skill and excellence to the glory of God. He would frequently serve the church with air conditioning work and contacts, among other ministry services. His church family helped him to reach out to car enthusiast for the last seven years. He was last quoted in a news article for his desire to reach people with the gospel of Jesus through showing the ordinariness of his church hosting a car show.
In all, Scott was a man of truth and grace. His heart’s desire was for people to know God from the truth of the Bible and the grace of Jesus Christ. Scott would often host Bible studies with his family and friends, whether he was at a family gathering, a car show or motorcycle club. His club name said it all: “BOC” for Brother of Christ. In Scott’s accident he had a Bible in his back pocket and another one in his backpack that was marked in Matthew 24. Interestingly enough that passage deals with the time we will all stand before the Lord in eternity. Scott’s life was prepared for his death. His life was a testimony to the fact that no one deserves heaven but Jesus Christ has made a way by grace through faith. If we turn from our sin and trust Jesus’ sinless life and sacrificial death on the cross as payment for our sin, then we can begin a relationship with God in preparation for eternity. May Scott’s life and death point you toward seeing him again because of your faith in Jesus Christ.
Pastor Dave Brown
Severna Park Baptist Church