Funeral Sermons

The Funeral sermons below offer general reflections on death and dying as well as messages for specific situations as indicated within the titles. Preachers may wish to draw on both the reflections and situational text to craft a sermon that best suits the family and life of the decedent. Additional illustrations can also be searched and added.

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“The Lord is my Shepherd …” (Psalm 23:1).


“and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to life-long bondage” (Hebrews 2:15).

“ … the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out … everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day” (John 6:37-40).

Thank God for revealing His Love in Christ Crucified

“Father, into Your hands I commend My Spirit” (Luke 23:45).

“What little sense you have. How slow you are to believe all that the prophets have announced! Did not the Messiah have to undergo all this to enter into His glory?” (Luke 24:25-26).

“… They will not be convinced even if one should rise from the dead” (Luke 16:31).

“Why are you disturbed?… Recall those words I spoke to you when I was still with you: ‘Everything written about Me in the law of Moses and the prophets and psalms had to be fulfilled’” (Luke 24:38,44).

“I am the gate. Whoever enters through Me will be safe … The thief comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy. I come that they might have life and have it to the full” (John 10:9,10)

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