Just Announced: Philippians Sermon Series

Summary: This is a funneral message for a saved individual with the clear gosple message for those unsaved in the audience.

Funeral Service

Ann Chatel

Opening Song #1: Unfailing Love

Song #2: Softly and Tenderly

Song #3: Old Rugged Cross

Song #4: In My Life

On behalf of the family of ______________ I wish to thank each one of you for being here today… and though today is a very difficult day the scriptures makes this promise:

Ps 46:1-3

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling.

And the bible also says;

Rom 8:35-39

35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.

38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,

39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Opening Prayer:

Dear heavenly Father, we gather here today to remember the precious life of ______________ We also gather to say goodbye one last time and celebrate the life that she enjoyed here on earth and thank you for each precious moment and memory that we have had with her. Her life has touched so many in so many different ways. We pray that your peace and presence will be upon us during this time and we pray this in the name your Son, Amen.


It is at this time that I would ask all those that would like to share something from the life of ______________ to come forward and do so at this time.



As we gather here this morning to remember the dear and precious life of __________ I know that many of you are dealing with mixed emotions. On the one hand, there are emotions of great sadness. Sadness not for __________ because __________ is in a far better place, but sadness because we have lost a dear loved one. Sadness that we can never…

But on the other hand, there is great joy knowing that because of the relationship that ___________ had with the Lord Jesus Christ that she has already been in His presence. For the scriptures say in:

2 Cor 5:6-8 “So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. 7 For we walk by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.”

And for the Christian there is no greater joy than to be in the presence of the One that loves them like no one else can.

So today is not a day of mourning but a day of celebration. It’s not a day of regret but truly a day of rejoicing. Today we come to remember the life of __________ and reminisce over all the special moments that we had with her.

You see__________ had a relationship that carried some wonderful promises found in John chapter 14:1-6. Let me read that portion of scripture to you.

John 14:1-6 "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know." 5 Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?" 6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

I. The First Promise to Christians is that We Don’t have to

Fear Death. Jesus said "Don’t let your hearts be troubled"

1) We are troubled when we don’t know what is going to happen when we die, but Jesus has taken the fear out of dying.

a) He has conquered the grave and death so there needs to be no fear in our eternal future.

Rev 1:17-18 "Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. 18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore.

b) Do you know what the good news is this morning? Death had no hold on Him nor does it have a hold on us.

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Jesus Garcia

commented on Oct 10, 2006

very good

Joseph Persaud

commented on Jan 15, 2007

absolutely helpful!! easy to tailor to suit your style.

Dr. John James

commented on Aug 6, 2008

I appreciate your message and use of Scripture. Thank you so much, my brother. [Change spelling from funneral to funeral.] May God bless you and your ministry.

Bubot Parago

commented on Sep 10, 2008

so simple and yet so profound... Messages that would enlighten and comfort even the grieved and the bereaved. Truly,"the promise of death"in Jesus is a prized event worth through eternity! God Bless you,brother...

David Cook

commented on Mar 6, 2009

Excellent message. Simple gospel presentation that needs to be shared continually!

Douglas Greene

commented on Aug 2, 2011

great message.

Indy Cungcin

commented on Aug 12, 2011


Ronald Brooks

commented on Sep 6, 2011

Excellent message. Thank you for being sensitive to the Holy Spirit in preparing this comforting message full of the truth and promises of God.

Anthony Collins

commented on Feb 8, 2012

Thank you! This word is very much appreciated and definitely helpful.

Ronald James

commented on Oct 13, 2013

Great message. Thanks to the Spirit of the Lord for placing this on your heart.

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