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How do you preach a funeral while out of the country?

Well, you cannot.  Pastors may try to be superman most of the time, but we cannot be at two places at once, especially if both those places are in two different countries.  This was the challenge I faced as I was

Posted in Funerals

How do you care for a congregation one year after the sudden death of a beloved church member?

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the sudden death of a dear friend and faithful deacon in our church, Stacy Ellison.  Some of you might remember the whirlwind we experienced through this event in several blog posts that came

Posted in Caring for Widows, Funerals, Oversight of Souls

What is the best funeral advice I have ever received?

This past week, I did two funerals of people I did not know.  This has many challenges, but the greatest of them may be how do you deal with the soul of that person you never knew?  In both cases, I was able

Posted in Funerals, Preaching

What words should a pastor long to hear most after preaching a funeral?

Sunday evening, I preached a funeral of an unbeliever with many other unbelievers present.  When conducting a funeral in this environment, you never know what kind of feedback you will hear.  I hear a variety of statements that are met

Posted in Funerals, The Pastor's Soul
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