What Will Be In Your Eulogy?

If you were able to attend your own funeral, what would the eulogy say about you? What was most precious to you in your life?The Last Words What will be the one thing that people will say about you or me after you’re gone? Will it be, “Wow, he had a nice car collection,” or “She was really a good businesswoman?” What would be on your gravestone? What would your eulogy read like? What was most precious to you in this life? Whatever it was, was it really that important after the grave? Putting … [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...]

How To Prepare and Deliver A Sermon For A Funeral

Is there some biblical guidance for how to prepare for and deliver a sermon for a funeral? What Bible verses can we use to comfort the afflicted? Funerals: Joy and Grief Funerals can be considerably different and this depends upon whether the person has ever trusted in Christ or not. Some of the saddest funerals I have ever done are for those who we don’t know for sure if they were saved. For the Christian though, there is a much different perspective on things. They are no longer suffering or … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses For a Funeral Service

What are some of the most comforting Bible verses to be found for a funeral?  What Scriptures can bring comfort to those who are grieving the loss of a loved one?  Here are a few of the most powerful and comforting Bible verses for a funeral service.Second Corinthians 5:8-9 “Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.  So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.”If we fully understood what heaven was like we … [Read more...]