Scott Murphy, my friend and brother in Christ

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

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

3 comments

  1. My name is Robin Parker Meekins. Scott was married to my cousin, Angie. I really enjoyed reading your post about Scott. He was a good man, friend, father, husband and servant for The Lord. Although we only saw each other at family reunions once in a while, I will miss him a lot. I rejoice in the fact that he was saved and that I will see him once again in Heaven. Blessings to his family, friends and church.

    1. Amen, thank you Robin for commenting. Our church family still thinks about Scott often. We are so thankful for our hope in Christ. If the Severna Park Baptist Church family can ever do anything to help your family please let us know. God bless to you too.

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