7 Bible Verses About Killing Or Murder

Here are seven Bible verses that address murder or killing. Exodus 20:13 “You shall not murder.” There is a vast deal of difference between murder and killing. For one thing, we can’t allow criminals to run loose without the police protection and police have a right to defend themselves and shoot in order to kill, in necessary, so that they might not be killed. If a police officer is defending himself or herself, then they can certainly shoot back. If they have too, they may have to kill the pe … [Read more...]

4 Tips For Pastors Doing A Funeral Service

Here are four tips for a pastor doing a memorial service or a funeral service.Meeting with the Family Before When a pastor has a funeral or memorial service to do, they should find a time to speak with the family and tell them what to expect at a service. Even though they may be familiar with funeral services, they might not be thinking about what to expect since they are experiencing a time of great grief. You will need to ask about the life of the deceased family member in order to tell … [Read more...]

What Happens After Death?

What happens right after death according to the Bible? After Death; Judgment What happens after someone dies? To know for certain, we need to see what the Bible says about that in order to can gain the most accurate information possible. One verse that tells us what happens after death is that there is a judgment that comes. The author of Hebrews wrote “And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment” (Heb 9:27). It doesn’t say how long after death that judgment c … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Say About Reincarnation?

Is the Bible silent on reincarnation? What does the Bible say about it?The Incarnation Before we get to whether reincarnation is biblical or not, we should first look at the incarnation of God in the Person of Jesus Christ. The Apostle John wrote “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1) and explains why He came, writing that “He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, … [Read more...]

How Should A Pastor Officiate A Funeral?

How can a pastor preside over or officiate a funeral? What are some helpful guidelines?Consultation The eulogy can be read by the pastor officiating the service, which could be a memorial or a graveside service, or both. The preferences of the family obviously are of first and foremost consideration. What they seem to feel is important must become important for the minister. Out of respect for the deceased family member, their family will have the final say on what they want read at the … [Read more...]

Psalm 139 Commentary and Bible Study

Here is a Bible study and commentary on Psalm 139 so that we can better understand what David was telling us in this most amazing psalm.Psalm 139:1-2 “O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.” God does search the heart and knows us which is similar to what the Word of God does as we read in Hebrews 4:12-13 “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of s … [Read more...]