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  • An Officer Who Cared

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 14, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,265 views

    Message for the funeral of Carroll A. Reed, Major, U. S. Army, Ret.; combat veteran of WW II, Korea, and Vietnam; deacon

    This past summer I did a series of sermons based on Romans, chapter 12, and Paul’s admonition that we are to present our bodies as living sacrifices to God. I built the sermons around various parts of the body, and suggested how we might present our eyes, our ears, our hands, our mouths, and our ...read more

  • Amanda: Loving Because She Was Loved

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 18, 2002
    based on 94 ratings
     | 4,224 views

    Funeral sermon for Mrs. Amanda Foye Jackson, who had suffered through two massive strokes and the loss of her son.

    In Biblical times, a person’s name revealed something about who he was or what she was intended to be. In the creation story, there is Adam, meaning earth, and Eve, meaning mother. Their names told you who they were and what they were intended to be. Abraham, father of nations; Isaac, laughter; ...read more

  • Keep Hold

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 21, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 1,785 views

    Funeral sermon for Helen Hastings, long-time church financial secretary

    In a throwaway world, it is good to have known someone whose life reminds us that there are some things worth keeping. In a society where last year’s fashions are pitched out and yesterday’s values are passé, it is important to have known someone who understood how to keep hold of the right ...read more

  • Funeral

    Contributed by John Hamby on Aug 13, 2001
    based on 389 ratings
     | 47,440 views

    Funeral for an elderly lady

    Funeral Memorial Services are in reality for the living and on such occasions they serve a three-fold service! I. REMEMBER THE DEPARTED Read Obituary II. COMFORT THE BEREAVED A.There is always comfort in the remembering how of how the ones we love have touched ...read more

  • Lasting Love

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Aug 13, 2001
    based on 26 ratings
     | 1,745 views

    Funeral sermon for Mrs. Lola Black, who died suddenly only five months after her husband’s death.

    In March, when we gathered in this place to say farewell to a creative, innovative man, we did not dream that five months later we would gather again to bid adieu to his cherished helpmate. Charlie and Lola are together again, in death as in life; and it’s almost beyond belief. It just does not ...read more

  • Who Can Find A Virtuous Woman?

    Contributed by Robert Travis on Aug 24, 2001
    based on 106 ratings
     | 9,083 views

    This message was used at the funeral of Mrs. Mamie Ange, Plymouth, North Carolina who died with cancer on August 22, 2001.

    WHO CAN FIND A VIRTUOUS WOMAN? The funeral of Mrs. _____________________ Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. (Proverbs 31:10 KJV) ______________was a precious little lady. She was more precious than the finest jewels: and all the things that you could desire are ...read more

  • Looking To God

    Contributed by Robert Travis on Aug 24, 2001
    based on 171 ratings
     | 6,717 views

    These three passages are very powerful and you may be able to use them to bring comfort to a grieving family.

    LIFT UP YOUR EYES I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The ...read more

  • Funeral Service

    Contributed by Jeffery Richards on Sep 5, 2001
    based on 354 ratings
     | 29,557 views

    This is the funeral service for a 91 year old faithful church member.

    Funeral Service Elderly lady that was a very faithful church member. Song: SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER Obit Prayer Song: IN THE SWEET BY AND BY Message: As we come to this service I believe that we can truly say we come to a celebration of life. I don’t say that with the intent of making ...read more

  • Making All Things New

    Contributed by Ed Blonski on Sep 27, 2001
    based on 99 ratings
     | 12,192 views

    Funeral sermon for 72 year old Christan man who died suddenly.

    “He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’” In Jesus’ name. Amen. “Jesus Christ has risen from the dead.” No other words bring more comfort to a believer in the Lord than these. For the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead gives our lives meaning. This one event ...read more

  • Why Go To Heaven

    Contributed by Morris Mott on Sep 27, 2001
    based on 62 ratings
     | 2,203 views

    This message answers the question, Why should I make Heaven my goal for eternity?

    St. John 14:1-7 Text When we are gathered at a funeral or thoughts of the afterlife come to mind, we immediately declare, “I want to go to Heaven, when I die.” Why do we want to go to Heaven? The Bible gives us some concise and clear reasons why Heaven must be our goal! 1) Heaven is the ...read more

  • Our Confidence

    Contributed by Morris Mott on Sep 27, 2001
    based on 127 ratings
     | 2,869 views

    For the Christian, is not the ending. It is simply a transition, a move to a different place. This is the confidence that every child of God lives and dies with.

    “Our Confidence” I Thessalonians 4:13-18 Text Even in the of our physical body, the child of God has a Hope! Christians sorrow, but it is temporary, our hope is eternal. Hope (Gr.) expectation. Confidence or faith. 1) We have the confidence of Heaven. St. John 14:1-4 II ...read more

  • Christ Knows

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Nov 27, 2001
    based on 46 ratings
     | 3,416 views

    This is a funeral for a member of my church who died after a sudden illness.

    The Funeral Service Opening I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Invocation O Eternal God, our Father, from whom we come and to whom we go, grant us the favor of Your divine ...read more

  • Surrounded By Something Better

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Mar 13, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,461 views

    Funeral message for Gary Pervall, Air Force veteran who died of the effects of Agent Orange.

    Being surrounded is threatening. Even when what surrounds you is not dangerous, you still feel threatened. How do you feel if you are closed in? Suffocated if there is too much of anything surrounding us. I know of people, for example, who don’t like to be in a small room; they get ...read more

  • Distant Country, Better Country

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Dec 1, 2001
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,217 views

    Funeral message for Michael Keys, age 36, whose parents requested a message from the parable of the Prodigal Son

    In my study there hangs a reproduction of a sixteenth century map. My son gave it to me several years ago. He knows that I have always liked maps. I like to look at maps, study maps, even sketch maps myself. There is something fulfilling about seeing how things are laid out, how streets and ...read more

  • Dorothy Grattan Funeral

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Dec 17, 2001
    based on 54 ratings
     | 3,899 views

    This is a eulogy for an elderly woman who died knowing the Lord.

    Dorothy Grattan 12/17/01 Every now and then God decides to add a little something extra special to the family of humanity and wraps it up in a little package that we know as a little girl. This little girl was called Dorothy, not the Dorothy from Kansas, but from Forsythe Ga, who ...read more