Contributed on Mar 2, 2010
A short funeral talk for a lady who had infirmities.
Reading: Jude 24 & 25. 24 To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy — 25 to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and ...read more
Contributed on Jan 27, 2014
Two passages of scripture in this case from the NLT as the family were not versed in scripture, for use at the grave side prior to the committal of the departed body to the earth. . To display the hope of the departed and our hope in our Lord.
Grave side! Paul in his second letter to the church at Corinth [chapter 5:1-9 NLT] wrote the words. “For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God ...read more
Contributed on Aug 1, 2014
Paul's description of journeying through death.
From what I’ve learnt about….. and the Family I see her life has been one of journeying … 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 NLT 5 For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an ...read more
Contributed on Aug 7, 2014
A service of encouragement and thanksgiving for a life well lived. For a life cut short by illness.
Reading: 1 Peter 1:3-9 ..... was a great encourager. She would always have a word of encouragement for Rochelle and I in regards to how a service had gone. When I saw her last Saturday her words were again encouraging hoping that the service went well for us on Sunday. We celebrate her life ...read more
Contributed on Sep 14, 2015
A funeral sermon, challenge for those present at the service of a man recently come to know Jesus as his Lord and Saviour.
I first met ……. around 20 months ago when his nephew brought him along to a service here at the Salvation Army. ……. was keen to sort things out with “God” as he felt spiritually distant from him. in the course of time we spent a bit of time in prayer and ...read more
Contributed on Aug 30, 2014
There is a time for everything, it is time to grieve but we will not stay there.
Reading: Ecclesiastes 3: 1-11 Lesson: The passage of scripture from the book of Ecclesiastes; the Teacher, is well known thanks to a song that the Byrd’s released in the sixties called “Turn, turn, turn." The original words are thought to be written by King Solomon the second ...read more
Contributed on Dec 29, 2014
A funeral service for an ex serviceman who was a recovering alcoholic and a Salvation Army soldier. A man who knew the grace of God.
As already mentioned ..... was a Salvation Army soldier, his faith was in Jesus, he come to know Jesus as his Lord and Saviour. His life as many of you will not always been one of a man of faith, but as a man of faith was how he had lived his life for the last 16 years, prior to that time ..... had ...read more
Contributed on Sep 24, 2015
A funeral surmonette for an elderly lady, based on Psalm 23 and Jude verse 24.
Before Gladys’ moved to Bradford Manor, I remember visiting her one day up at Redroofs, there were a number of times I visited, but this day as I moved into a tight sort of a spot to see her I bumped into another old dear, not too much of a bump but boy did I get a telling off from this lady. ...read more
Contributed on Aug 10, 2015
Psalm 100, what a declarations, words of praise and rejoicing, for the Lord is good his love endures forever! A sermonette for a brother in Christ!
Psalm 100. Psalm 100 is one of a series of Psalms of praise and is used by the Psalmist to sum up to wrap up the Psalms from Psalm 90. Interestingly Psalm 90 is all about God being the peoples dwelling place, and length of our days being seventy years or eighty if we have strength. I have ...read more
Contributed on Jul 1, 2010
A short funeral message for an Elderly Lady whose life was one of service to the Lord.
( ) was a woman whose life reflected her belief and whose work reflected the service of Jesus her saviour. She was a person who did not put great stock on physical things but who trusted in God, who knew the Holy Spirit at work in her life and gave her life in service to God. She knew Jesus as; ...read more
Contributed on Apr 15, 2011
Psalm 23 lived out in a life well lived.
SE101908 STATE OF THE UNION 3. Recession Obsession Well it looks like we’re heading into some really tough economic times. You’ve already heard much about these high profile banks that have failed and a few others have merged just to survive. Perhaps you haven’t heard just how many other ...read more