By Chris Surber on Oct 20, 2016
I’ve preached a lot of funerals. Along the way I’ve learned some lessons from others and I’ve learned some lessons the hard way.
By Chris Surber on Oct 21, 2016
Preaching Christ at the funeral of an unbeliever requires the subtle art of careful preaching. It’s as much about what you don’t say as what you do say.
By H.b. Charles, Jr. on Feb 24, 2021
Brief. Gospel-centered. Be sensitive to family. There are other important factors to consider when preaching funerals. But these three pieces of advice are a good place to start.
By Harry Reeder on Nov 5, 2018
Here's why one seasoned pastor considers preaching a funeral one of his greatest privileges.
By Jared Moore on Jun 23, 2020
Is a funeral the proper venue for preaching? It's a lively debate, but these guidelines will help.
By Jared Moore on Mar 2, 2019
Don't miss an opportunity to preach the gospel--but don't blow it, either.
By Chris Surber on Dec 7, 2018
A crowd of non-churchgoers just gathered in a church. Call me crazy. I don't know much. But perhaps you should tell them about Jesus?
By Paul Baloche on Feb 11, 2021
Some of the hardest yet most inspiring times of worship occur during funerals. The raw emotions of sadness and loss are mixed with a sense of hope and eternal perspective.
By Sermoncentral on Nov 19, 2019
Practical advice: "Don't preach them into heaven. Don't preach them into hell. Just preach the gospel for the people who are there."
By John Pond on Dec 31, 2013
What we say is powerful in such a vulnerable situation, and we should tread carefully.
By John Powell on Jan 29, 2021
We are people of conviction and kindness. This means we cannot just preach anyone into heaven, because we haven’t been given the authority to do so. Also, we can’t condemn anyone because we don’t know their heart.
By Joe Mckeever on Apr 9, 2014
This Q & A answers, "Why are all preachers nuts?" and other things people want to know.
By Peter Mead on Dec 14, 2019
#1 is good: "It isn't about you." (The next nine are better.)
By Joe Mckeever on Apr 6, 2016
There is a danger turning faith into fairy tale for our own comfort. At the same time it may help us to approach someone with biblical truths after we understand their line of thinking.
By Bob Russell on Feb 24, 2018
Bob Russell encourages pastors and preachers who tiptoe around the topic of giving.