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  • What Time Is It?

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 9, 2001
    based on 174 ratings
     | 9,545 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
     | 7,264 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
     | 2,633 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
     | 4,975 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

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

    Contributed by Doug Warren on Jan 15, 2001
    based on 694 ratings
     | 44,085 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

  • Let Us Dwell On The Positive

    Contributed by Douglas Swift on Jan 31, 2001
    based on 256 ratings
     | 13,656 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

  • 24 Karat

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Apr 22, 2001
    based on 81 ratings
     | 2,506 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

  • Left Behind

    Contributed by Thomas Clawser on Jan 24, 2002
    based on 654 ratings
     | 53,374 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

  • More Than Can Be Measured By The Clock

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Oct 26, 2001
    based on 134 ratings
     | 4,624 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

  • Perhaps...perhaps Not

    Contributed by Jeffrey Stratton on Sep 26, 2002
    based on 95 ratings
     | 4,689 views

    This is a funeral message for a family with differing memories of the contribution of the deceased to their lives. Deals with anger, feelings and memories.

    Perhaps…Perhaps Not September 25, 2002 Luke 18: 9-14 I did not know_____________. Oh I had met a man by that name but I am sure that none of you would really call the man I met less than a year ago the __________of most of your memories. Many of your memories of _______________are perhaps ...read more

  • Lessons From Death

    Contributed by William Rushing on Jun 20, 2002
    based on 304 ratings
     | 22,178 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

  • Life's Truths

    Contributed by Joseph Persaud on Mar 27, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,152 views

    Four important truths we need to live by.

    Introduction: There is only one certainty in life and that is the certainty of dying one day. LIFE IS SHORT: Abraham: Genesis 18:27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes: David: 1 Samuel 20:3 And David ...read more

  • "How Shall We Live"

    Contributed by Ronnie Knight on Apr 9, 2007
    based on 49 ratings
     | 13,080 views

    Funeral Sermon For Non - Christian

    Title: “How Then Should We Live?” Text: James 4.13-17 Introduction: As we are gathered here today to pay our respects to a friend and a loved one, we are reminded again of a truth we often try to forget. Today we are once again reminded of the brevity of life and the certainty of death. In ...read more

  • "Shaw-Lome: All Is Well" Series

    Contributed by Ken Harris on Feb 16, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 6,210 views

    The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the grieving parents to affirm to others that THEIR FAITH in God allows them to prepare for their son’s FUTURE "RESURRECTION".

    “SHAW-LOME: All Is Well” - Memorial Service in Honor of SSG Driggers 2 Kings 4:18-27 U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ) Ken Harris Ord Military Community Chapel Presidio of Monterey, California BIG IDEA: The MOTHER’S FAITH empowered her to PREPARE for her son’s FUTURE ...read more

  • Will We Know Each Other In Heaven?

    Contributed by Robert Travis on Feb 16, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 8,253 views

    Will we recognized each other after death?

    WILL WE KNOW EACH OTHER IN HEAVEN? 2Sa 12:13-23 13 And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.14 Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to ...read more