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  • What Do We Do When Our Loved Ones Die? Series

    Contributed by Doug Warren on Jan 15, 2001
    based on 694 ratings
     | 43,924 views

    The disciples’actions when John the Baptist died offer us helpful suggestions of what to do when our loved ones die. (*appropriate for graveside service)

    Intro: When John the Baptist died tragically, the disciples of Jesus exemplified what we must do today when our loved ones die. Let us notice what verse 14 says: I. THE DISCIPLES CAME 1. They stopped what they were doing, came together from various places. 2. Sadly, funerals ...read more

  • The Strength God Brings - Funeral Message

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Jan 17, 2001
    based on 341 ratings
     | 13,639 views

    This a basic funeral message from various passages in the Psalms

    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

  • What Time Is It?

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 9, 2001
    based on 174 ratings
     | 9,297 views

    Funeral message for Mr. Jeremiah Reese, a businessman to whom one of our members had witnessed in his closing weeks, and who requested that his funeral focus on Ecclesiastes 3.

    The other night, as all too often happens, I fell asleep in front of the television set, watching who-knows-what and who-knows-why. It’s just one of the more disturbing realities about getting a little older – that if I sit still for more than about twenty minutes, I’ll get sleepy. I’ll try to ...read more

  • A Long Night's Journey Into Day

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 9, 2001
    based on 106 ratings
     | 7,143 views

    Funeral message for Mr. Wadell Wilkins, who had been comatose for years, following an apparent reaction to an anesthetic administered for orthopedic surgery

    A LONG NIGHT’S JOURNEY INTO DAY Numbers 9:15-23 When our children were small, our family would take trips back home to Kentucky. We discovered that a six hundred mile journey was better if we traveled at night. We would pack our bags, make a big thermos of coffee for me, and set out in the ...read more

  • In The Spotlight

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 9, 2001
    based on 80 ratings
     | 2,571 views

    Funeral for Stephanie Parker, a jazz and blues singer and spiritual seeker, done at the request of her sister, a member of our church.

    IN THE SPOTLIGHT Henry David Thoreau, in Walden, wrote, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” He saw that most of us seem destined to live in frustration. Most of us will never be able to do what we would really want to do. Most of us will never truly fulfill what we believe God ...read more

  • Sharing The Journey

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 9, 2001
    based on 100 ratings
     | 4,878 views

    Funeral message for Mr. David Broadnax, a Broadway actor and filmmaker, who died in Spain. He was the brother of one of our members, who requested that we do the funeral.

    I desire, as I have for many years, to come to you when I go to Spain. For I do hope to see you on my journey and to be sent on by you, once I have enjoyed your company for a little while. Our lives are journeys, with a beginning and a destination. Many roads can be used to take those journeys. ...read more

  • 24 Karat

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Apr 22, 2001
    based on 81 ratings
     | 2,464 views

    For our Remembrance Sunday, when we honor the memories of those members who died since Easter a year ago. God refines each life so it is prepared to receive something imperishable, undefiled, and unfading.

    There have been hints of late that something shiny would be nice. No outright demands, you understand, and no whining. Just a hint that as our wedding anniversary approaches, a little chip of something shiny might be appreciated. Now fortunately we are not yet at the fiftieth year, so it will ...read more

  • Let Us Dwell On The Positive

    Contributed by Douglas Swift on Jan 31, 2001
    based on 256 ratings
     | 13,566 views

    Military Memorial Ceremony Message

    This is a seven to ten minute military memorial message. Apart from changing the name of the soldier and personal stories about the soldier, this message is appropriate for all types of audiences. [MESSAGE BEGINS HERE] We are gathered here today to remember Private Jimmy Ray Byrd. To ...read more

  • More Than Can Be Measured By The Clock

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Oct 26, 2001
    based on 134 ratings
     | 4,568 views

    Funeral Service for a 4 year old child, who was buried in a Natural Burial Site, after a long battle with an agressive cancer.

    When a child dies, we are inclined to say “What a pity he was taken before he was ripe and able to bear fruit”. We speak of promise rather than actual achievement. This would be quite unfair to XXXXXX. We don’t speak in the same way of a new blade of wheat: we appreciate it for what it is – a ...read more

  • Psalm 90 (Funeral Version)

    Contributed by David Fox on Nov 11, 2001
    based on 230 ratings
     | 21,708 views

    Funeral message

    Psalm 90 - Funeral 1) Introduction Tonight I will read to you a passage of scripture which was written by a man named Moses. Before I read the passage let me tell you a little bit about this man. Moses he had a unique perspective to offer on life. -He was raised in the household ...read more

  • Eulogy Leslie Gordon Fields

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Mar 21, 2002
    based on 89 ratings
     | 8,370 views

    This is a sermon eulogy for a man who was not in Christ but members of his family were.

    Eulogy Leslie Gordon Fields 3/21/2002.hb Leslie Gordon Fields, a son, brother, an uncle, a cousin, a friend, and co worker. He was born, he lived, he died, he went home to a place prepared for him. We all go through that cycle of birth, life, and death because its ...read more

  • Lessons From Death

    Contributed by William Rushing on Jun 20, 2002
    based on 304 ratings
     | 22,023 views

    This is a funeral sermon that illustrates three lessons that can be learned from Death.

    I. Introduction II. The First Lesson is the Frailty of the Human Body. (1-4) a. Paul writes that the body is simply a temporary dwelling place. III. The Second Lesson is the Faithfulness of God. (5-8) a. Paul tells of his eagerness to be with the Lord. b. God is Faithful to be there ...read more

  • Left Behind

    Contributed by Thomas Clawser on Jan 24, 2002
    based on 654 ratings
     | 53,141 views

    Funeral sermon presenting the Gospel message to family and friends left behind by one whose spiritual condition is either "unknown" or was known to be "unsaved".

    There is no social gathering that tugs at our heartstrings the way that a memorial service does. Something about being left behind stirs our emotions and brings a profound sense of loneliness to our hearts. In the twinkling of an eye, a loved one passed from life to afterlife, from temporal to ...read more

  • A Funeral For A Suicide

    Contributed by Greg Buchner on Jan 24, 2005
    based on 94 ratings
     | 41,042 views

    This sermon is a compulation from many different sources. Please don’t quote my name! Instead, use it to bring comfort where able.

    Memorial Service of John E. Doe Pastor Greg Buchner, Officiating Time of Visitation/Gathering Prelude – “Old Rugged Cross” Greeting Good morning… We all have burdens. Some of us overcome them and some of us are overcome by them. We all know that life is full of ...read more

  • God Never Forgets

    Contributed by Pastor Dempsey Daniels on Sep 4, 2003
    based on 74 ratings
     | 5,190 views

    God Never Forgets

    TO GOD BE THE GLORY GOD NEVER FORGET MATT. 10:42 INTRO: WHENEVER WE BECOME THE SOURCE OF BLESSING FOR OTHERS, WE ARE BLESSED: AND WHENEVER OTHER BELIEVERS BECOME A SOURCE OF BLESSING TO US THEY ARE BLESSED. IN GOD’S MAGNIFICIENT ECONOMY OF GRACE, THE LEAST CAN SHARE THE BLESSING OF ...read more