Free Funeral Sermons – I have never found writing a funeral sermon or planning a funeral service easy. Death is never an easy topic to deal with especially if it relates to non-believers and young people.
However, over the years I have compiled a number of resources that has helped me in the process of writing funeral sermons and planning funeral services that are sensitive and well received.
There is no magic formula for writing funeral sermons or planning funeral services. Your personality and style are two important factors that will shape your presentation when you conduct the funeral service.
Therefore, it is a matter of compiling resources that will help you to prepare and present funeral sermons that are conducive to your personality and style. I have provided a number of resources that may be helpful to you in the process of writing funeral sermons and planning funeral services.
Free Funeral Sermons
When it comes to writing funeral sermons and planning funeral services, I tend to weave a message throughout the whole service. The two free funeral sermons provided here follow this format.
One sermon was written for a Christian and the other sermon was written for a non-believer.
I have changed the names and private information in order to protect the identity of those people involved in the funeral service.
The sermon for the Christian was a celebration of his life. He wanted the people who attended the service to know that he was a Christian, that death was not the end and that he was now in heaven. He asked me to focus the message on heaven. He wanted to challenge the people to think about their eternal destiny.
The sermon for the non-believer had a different focus. The family asked me to focus on their mother’s journey through life. They insisted that I present a message around their mother’s favourite poem. I accepted the challenge. Later, I found that the poem had a biblical message. This helped me present the gospel in a sensitive way that was well received. You can download these two funeral sermons by clicking on the following link – Free Funeral Messages.
Funeral Sermon Outlines
We are unique and the way we write and present information is usually based on our style and personality. To take a funeral sermon off the self and preach it at a funeral service requires work.
While I was studying for my theological degree, our professors often gave us resources to help us in ministry. I was given several funeral sermon outlines. There was not one sermon outline in that collection that I could preach at a funeral service.
However, I was able glean ideas from those sermon outlines and put together several funeral sermons that reflected my style and personality and the way that I uniquely presented messages.
The material provided in Funeral Sermon Outlines is another resource for those who officiate funeral services.
Included in this product are funeral sermon outlines, funeral notes and how to plan funeral services. It is another resource for building your repertoire of funeral sermons.
Funeral Memorial Poems
Funeral services or memorial services, whether religious or not, have several segments in which people can give a tribute, eulogy, reading or message.
The way we present these segments will help mourners say goodbye to their loved ones and in turn begin the healing process. It is important to help people express their grief and feelings.
The collection of funeral memorial poems, quotations and readings in Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep are very helpful in preparing for funeral and memorial services. Sometimes a poem, quotation or reading can say exactly what we want to convey to the grieving family. An appropriate poem can help us say goodbye. A reading or a quotation can give us a glimpse into the life of the deceased person and this often helps in the grieving process.
When you purchase this product, you also receive Bereavement For Beginners, which is a resource for those working with people going through the grieving process. This information may help you to help others work through the ups and downs of losing a loved one.
I have several other websites that you can check out for more information relating to sermon writing and sermon preparation.