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Preaching Sermons for Funerals

Our sermon ideas for funerals or memorial services will help you preach a comforting message for bereaved loved ones to honor the deceased. Not only will you find free funeral sermons, but you’ll also find powerful stories, meaningful quotes, and illustrations for preaching on funerals, church PowerPoints on funerals, and funeral-focused videos. Prepare your eulogies and funeral sermons with sermon outlines from SermonCentral.com.

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Sermon Tools for Funerals

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Sermons for Funerals

  • Funeral Sermon

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on March 5, 2001

    This sermon based on Psalm 23 easily accommodates a variety of funeral and memorial services. Pastors will find that adding personal notes about the deceased is easy to do with this sermon for a funeral or memorial service. This sermon may be particularly helpful when conducting a funeral of someone the minister did not personally know.

  • Funeral Sermon

    Contributed by Joseph Wallis on Feb 22, 2002

    This funeral sermon is appropriate for the funeral or memorial service for any Christian. Pastors will be able to add the name of the deceased to this sermon for a funeral.

  • Funeral Message

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Jan 9, 2001

    This funeral sermon focuses on the hope of John 11. Pastors will find that adding personal notes about the deceased is easy to do in this sermon for a funeral or memorial service. This funeral sermon has a clear presentation of the gospel at the end.

  • Thoughts Of Comfort

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Nov 22, 2006

    This funeral sermon focuses on the comfort of John 14. Pastors will find that adding personal notes about the deceased is easy to do in this sermon for a funeral.

  • To Die Is Gain - Funeral Sermon

    Contributed by Howard Mcglamery on Feb 21, 2003

    This funeral sermon is for someone who has suffered with illness and/or disability. The hope of a new body and home is the central message of this sermon for a funeral or memorial service.

  • My Redeemer Lives

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on May 2, 2007

    This funeral sermon is based on Job 19:25-27 to remind mourners that their Redeemer lives. The hope of Christ’s redemption is the central message of this sermon for a funeral or memorial service.

  • Graveside Service

    Contributed by John Hamby on Nov 6, 2003

    This short sermon is to be used for a graveside service instead of a full funeral. This brief funeral sermon comforts and challenges the bereaved.

  • Funeral Service

    Contributed by Matt Kyzer on Aug 13, 2003

    This funeral message is for a Christian who’s died and has a clear gospel message for those unsaved in attendance. This message also includes a full funeral plan with eulogies, music, and prayer.

  • Funeral - Meaning of Death

    Contributed by Barry Hidey on Jan 16, 2001

    This funeral message explains very clearly what death means to a Christian with hope and promise of eternal life. The hope of eternal life through Christ is the central message of this sermon for a funeral or memorial service.

  • What Time Is It?

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Nov 22, 2006

    This funeral message is based on Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. Use this message for a time of remembering and comfort when you preach this sermon for a funeral or memorial service.

  • Sailing To A New Harbor / Funeral (Short Homily)

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Aug 21, 2013

    This funeral message is a short homily. This message is based on 2 Timothy 4:6-8. Pastors will find that adding personal notes about the deceased is easy to do with this sermon for a funerals or memorial service.

  • God's Answer For Troubled Times

    Contributed by Steven Chapman on Jun 23, 2015

    This message was from the funeral of a Christian young person who died unexpectedly and suddenly. It does not seek to answer all of the questions of their death, but point us to the One with the answers. Pastors will find that adding personal notes about the deceased is easy to do in this sermon for a funeral.

  • Funeral For a Child

    Contributed by Steve Wilson on Jun 15, 2016

    This is a funeral message for a child who died from gall bladder complications. This sermon would be appropriate for a funeral for a child who died from illness. Pastors will find that adding personal notes about the deceased is easy to do in this sermon for a funeral.

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Free Sermon Illustrations for Funerals

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Quotes for Funerals

  • D. L. Moody Said, “One Day You’ll...

    Contributed by Scott Carson on Apr 8, 2001

    D. L. Moody said, “One day you’ll read that Moody is dead. Don’t you believe it for at that moment I will be more alive than ever before!”

  • General Patton Quote

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Oct 18,2000

    When General Patton, of World War 2 fame, was commended for his great courage, he told a friend, "Frankly, every time I hear a gunshot, I realize that I’m a coward. I am afraid to die."

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Stories for Funerals

  • My God Does Not Push Old Ladies Down Church Steps!

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Dec 4, 2000

    My brother served his first parish in Massillion, Ohio, as an associate pastor, with the late Pastor Maurice "Mo" White. Pastor White was a very large, strong and vibrant man. During one Lenten season, one of the older, but faithful members of the church came with her husband to an evening Lenten service. As they were leaving...

  • The Origin of Taps

    Contributed by SermonCentral Staff on Jun 24, 2001

    “Reportedly, it all began in 1862 during the Civil War when Union Army Captain Robert Ellicombe was with his men near Harrison’s Landing in Virginia. The Confederate Army was on the other side of the narrow strip of land. During the night, Captain Ellicombe heard the moans of a soldier who lay severely wounded on the field. Not...

  • WWII Story About the Burial of a Soldier

    Contributed by Guy McGraw on Jan 30, 2001

    A WW2 story tells of how some soldiers brought the body of a dead friend to a French Cemetary. The priest asked if the dead man had been a catholic, but they did not know. The priest said that the man could not be buried in the graveyard. They men took their friend and buried him outside the cemetery fence. The next...

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PowerPoint Backgrounds for Funerals

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PowerPoint Backgrounds for Funerals

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Video Illustrations for Funerals

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Video Illustrations for Funerals

  • Redeemed

    Produced by Church Fuel

    In a world ruled by the cycles of life and death, Christ broke the barriers of time that we may be partakers in the mysteries of Eternity.

  • Psalm 23

    Produced by Shift Worship

    Based on the much-loved psalm, this worship mini movie encourages us to rest in the watchful care of our loving God.

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