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  • Janice's Favorite Psalm

    Contributed by Alan Stokes on Mar 4, 2001
    based on 94 ratings
     | 3,217 views

    This a funeral sermon on Psalm 23 given for Janice Henderson (d. 1996).

    We are gathered here this morning recognizing that all of us have experienced a loss in the absence of Janice Henderson from our midst. Fred has lost a wife, Steve, Catherine, Suzi, and Jodi have lost a mother, Melissa, John, and Michelle have lost a grandmother, and Mariah has lost a ...read more

  • Created To Praise God!

    Contributed by Alan Stokes on Mar 4, 2001
    based on 100 ratings
     | 8,570 views

    This is a funeral sermon for Bessie McCloud (died 1991), a Christian who was bed-ridden for several years before her death.

    Today, we seek to draw some eternal meaning from the life that Bessie McCloud has lived, in hopes that it will help us find God’s will for our own human life. Bessie’s life spanned almost the entire 20th century, but for the Christian who has died, we can see a faith history that stretches back ...read more

  • There Is Movement In The Graveyard

    Contributed by Ralph Coleman on Nov 11, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 6,034 views

    Funeral

    THERE IS MOVEMENT IN THE GRAVEYARD JHN. 11.44 When one think of the graveyard. . . . generally the thoughts are those of an ery, hair-raising – scary feeling. . . . In the mind of some people – their thoughts of the graveyard is the last place their loved one was seen. . . . except for that ...read more

  • The Signet Ring

    Contributed by Lauro C Hernandez on Jan 17, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 4,878 views

    Funeral Service for Cruz Rios

    THE SIGNET RING Haggai 2:23 ““‘On that day,’ declares the LORD Almighty, ‘I will take you, my servant Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will make you like my signet ring, for I have chosen you,’ declares the LORD Almighty.” INTRO: It’s interesting to see in the Word of ...read more

  • Homegoing Celebration

    Contributed by William Akehurst on Jun 28, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 10,443 views

    Home Going Celebration for a dear lady of our congregation. Comfort can be found in the scriptures. Here are some that were part of her life.

    Home Going Celebration and Memorial for a dear elderly lady of our church. These words are for the comfort of those of us who remain behind. Psalm 23 1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3He ...read more

  • An Officer Who Cared

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 14, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,964 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

  • Keep Hold

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 21, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 2,573 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

  • For Me

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Oct 8, 2001
    based on 61 ratings
     | 3,498 views

    Funeral message for Calvin John King, widower, father of seven, and long-term post-traumatic stress syndrome sufferer.

    We have all been taught to be unselfish. “Share your toys”, we say to our children. I am pretty sure that was said in the King household, with seven pairs of hands grabbing for the same stuffed animal. “Let your brother have some of your candy bar; you must not be selfish.” All very well, ...read more

  • The Gate Of Heaven

    Contributed by Karl Eckhoff on May 12, 2003
    based on 66 ratings
     | 10,259 views

    Death is viewed a lot of ways by different people, but for us as Christians it is nothing less than the Gate of Heaven.

    Genesis 28:17 The Gate of Heaven 04/12/03 It wasn’t too long ago I was snooping through some boxes that I had long packed away, and found one of those little electronic games I used to play with when I was a teenager. Maybe you had one – a Mattel hand held football or baseball game – with the ...read more

  • Eulogy Joseph Lanton

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on May 14, 2003
    based on 20 ratings
     | 6,113 views

    This is a eulogy for a 33 year old Christian who was very active in the life of the church and knew Christ greatly. He was a single parent and left a 12 year old son.

    Funeral Joseph Lanton 5/12/2003 by Rick Gillespie-Mobley Brothers and sisters I submit to you tonight, that Joseph Lyle Lanton was specially created by God. God took a little piece of his father Curtis and a part of his mother Oritha and began knitting Joseph together in his ...read more

  • It Would Have Been Enough

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on May 3, 2003
    based on 26 ratings
     | 3,239 views

    Memorial service sermon for Lillie Mae Scales Fontaine, who died on Easter Sunday

    Lillie Mae Scales Fontaine went through an open door on Easter Sunday morning. I cannot imagine a better time to die than that day, can you? Just imagine – on the very day when much of the Christian world is focused on an empty tomb and on the promise of life everlasting, ...read more

  • Eulogy Ethelene Hall

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Feb 23, 2002
    based on 29 ratings
     | 5,399 views

    This is a eulogy for a Christian woman who was a 40 year member of the church and died at age 81.

    Ethelene Amelia Hall 2/22/2002 Death first appeared in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve disobeyed God. It was a frightening concept to them and has been for most of humankind ever since. But even before Jesus ...read more

  • Promises From Jesus During Times Of Loss Series

    Contributed by Doug Warren on Jan 14, 2001
    based on 407 ratings
     | 25,263 views

    Jesus doesn’t abandon us during grief experiences. In fact, He promises to be with us. We consider three important promises He makes to us during such times.

    Intro: In times of loss and deep grief, our Lord may seem "far away"...but today we can trust in His presence. He also gives us three precious promises to consider today as we mourn the loss of our departed loved one: I. He promises to HEAR us 1. Many well meaning statements have ...read more

  • Looking To God

    Contributed by Robert Travis on Aug 24, 2001
    based on 171 ratings
     | 8,261 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

  • The Way Home

    Contributed by Mike Richardson on May 16, 2001
    based on 328 ratings
     | 37,330 views

    There is only one true way home and that is throught the doorway of death. One day we all must journey home.

    II Cor. 5:1-2, 8 “The Way Home” INTRO: There was a little girl who walked to her house through the cemetery every day after school. She loved to feel the breeze in her hair and to watch the birds. Sometimes she just threw herself on the rich, green grass, and watched the clouds turn into ...read more