Funeral Bible Passages & Resources

Over the past couple years, I’ve been collecting passages that can be used in a funeral service.  A funeral is a time where I never want to be unprepared.  I’m hoping this will help you as you minister to hurting families, and also allow the service to be a time where the Gospel can be shared with the grieving.  After reading, PLEASE share some of the passages that are on your list.

FUNERAL OF SOMEONE CLOSE/KNOWN

Psalm 90:12-17

FUNERAL OF DEAR SAINT “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”

Psalm 116:15funeral
Ecclesiastes 7:1-2
Acts 20:24
Job 19:26-27

COMFORT FOR THE LIVING

Isaiah 65:17-19; 25
Isaiah 35:3-10
Colossians 2:5
Matthew 11:28-30

EVANGELISTIC MESSAGE

Acts 2:28, 37-39
John 14:6
Ephesians 2:8-9
John 3:16
Romans 10:9-10
I John 5:13

VERSATILE PASSAGES

Psalm 23
Psalm 84:10-12

DEATH OF A BABY

2 Samuel 12:14-31
Matthew 19:14

UNEXPECTED DEATH

I Corinthians 13:12

 

GRAVESITE READINGS:

I Thess. 4 (End Times)
I Corinthians 15:20-23, 42-44,50-58 

 

ARTICLES & QUOTES

Lee Strobel – Suffering

D.L. Moody once said: “Some day you will read in the papers that D.L. Moody of East Northfield is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it! At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now; I shall have gone up higher, that is all, out of this old clay tenement into a house that is immortal- a body that death cannot touch, that sin cannot taint; a body fashioned like unto His glorious body.”

Alexander Maclaren:  “Fleeting as our days are, they are ennobled by our being permitted to be God’s “tools”; and although we the workers have to pass, our work may be established. That life will not die which has done the will of God. But we must walk in the favor of God, so that there can flow down from us deeds which breed not shame but shall outlast the perishable earth and follow their doers into the dwelling places of those eternal habitations”

http://youtu.be/0osq6PSrMek – Matt Chandler on Death

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