Acts 2:17     “‘In the last days, God says,

I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy,

your young men will see visions,

your old men will dream dreams. 

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An Effective Order For The Funeral Service

An Effective Order for The Funeral Service In the last few posts we looked at the challenges of preaching at a funeral and some lessons I’ve learned in preparing for a meaningful funeral.  In this post we are going to consider an effective order for the funeral service at which you are going to preach. […]

Preparing A Meaningful Funeral Service

Preparing A Meaningful Funeral Service In the last post we started looking at the six elements for preparing a meaningful funeral service for your people.  Dr. Alan Wolfelt identifies six such elements.  He is the director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition. The six elements are: 1) acknowledging the reality of the death, […]

Preparing a Funeral Service

Preparing a Funeral Service In the last two posts we looked at the challenge of preaching at a funeral service.  We also considered some tips on how to prepare to preach at a funeral service.  In this post we’re switching gears just a bit.  We will be  looking at the process of preparing a funeral […]

Preparing to Preach At A Funeral

Preparing To Preach At A Funeral In this last post I started to look at the challenge of preaching at a funeral.  We considered some of the challenges and the opportunity of a funeral sermon.  In this post we pick up that theme as we consider how to go about preparing to preach at a […]

Preaching At A Funeral

Preaching At A Funeral The first year that I was in ministry was a surprise in many ways.  I learned that what I had learned at seminary didn’t always apply to the real-life experience of the pastor.  One of those areas where I hadn’t learned much was in regard to preaching at a funeral of […]