This article is an appeal to Christians to see death and the funeral in light of Christ's victory. In this way the funeral service will be a declaration of Christ's victory and a witness to his compassion.
Grief is a human response to loss. Looking at 1 Thessalonians 4:13, this article states that Christians should be encouraged to express their grief in hope. The author highlights the importance of understanding the social, emotional, and spiritual side of grief in order to provide pastoral care.
What is important to know if you want to help someone who has lost a loved one? Giving pastoral help as a friend or office bearer to people who grief is not always easy. This article shows what is important when guiding someone on the journey of grief. Death and the burial of our fellow believers is discussed, as well as the importance of our faith in planning a funeral.