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What is a common email I receive from new pastors about funerals?

I have lost count with the amount of times I have received this kind of email about this book, Conduct Gospel Center Funerals: Applying the gospel to the unique challenges of death, by Brian Croft and Phil Newton: I’m a

Posted in Book Recommendation, Funerals

What 3 elements need to be in every funeral sermon?

I was contacted last week by a pastor asking this question and thought there might be others asking it also.  The most helpful advice I ever received about preaching at a funeral for someone I didn’t know is: “Don’t preach

Posted in Funerals

How does a pastor deal with losing his daughter to a drug addiction?

My friend, Jon Cyrus, Pastor of First Baptist Prospect, experienced great tragedy a few weeks ago with the news that his daughter, 27, had lost her battle with drug addiction.  Jon has graciously allowed us in to see how he is

Posted in Funerals, Home and Family, The Pastor's Soul

How do you prepare a sermon for a funeral?

The most helpful advice I ever received about preaching at a funeral for someone I didn’t know is: “Don’t preach them into heaven.  Don’t preach them into hell.  Just preach the gospel for the people who are there.”  This principle

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