John6 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Scripture: Philippians Denomination: Baptist. We related earlier about her settling the issue of her relationship with God and her eternal destination on the Tuesday before she died.
All the following excerpts, which are linked with Christian Death and which I have used in funeral homilies, are on this page for your convenience. Clicking on the link below will bring you immediately to the appropriate place on this page. If any of this material helps feel free to E-mail me Thanks!
This Common Challenge covers ways you can introduce, initiate, and instruct the entire congregation into the life of allegiance to Christ. Jennifer Sebena was a member of Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin, and a police officer in the local force. On Christmas Eve, she was brutally shot to death while on duty.
In this time of grief, you must honor the deceased, comfort their family and friends, help people mourn, and ultimately share the good news of the hope we have in Jesus Christ for eternal life after death. If you have never preached a funeral before, consult with a mentor. And if you need help with the funeral sermon, here is one I have used.
This beautiful Heaven and Earth Wall Calendar will draw you to a theme each month to reflect upon. A passage of Scripture for each month allows for meditation on the theme for that specific month. This wall calendar will surely cause you to appreciate those wonderful graces the Lord gives us.
Scott M. Scott Gibson: Perhaps the most challenging I've had of recent days was my own uncle's funeral. My uncle was not a Christian, and most of my family members are not Christians.
It is probably true that you will be asked to be a part of a memorial service or funeral at some time in your life. Here are some of those things which you may find helpful. Remember, above all, you are speaking the heart of the family and the heart of Christ. When they are divergent, God will help you to find ways to honor both.
Just preach the gospel for the people who are there. Ironically, though we focus on remembering and celebrating the life of the deceased, the funeral service is ultimately for those who attend. The sermon is where the gospel must be preached clearly.
O Lord, you who are the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort; look with compassion, we pray, upon all gathered here now, that our minds and hearts shall be at your command. Grant that this service of comfort, which we now hold in your name, may bring to all a sense of heavenly nearness and great trust in you. And may the peace of Christ, even the peace that passes all understanding, abide with us and rest upon all these dear ones.