This article is an excerpt from a book of devotions, and focuses on encouraging those who are grieving, by pointing them to Jesus as the "Man of Sorrows."
The author speaks about the legitimate role of lament in the believer’s life, using biblical references to show that it is appropriate for believers to lament significant losses.
The author offers three very practical suggestions for pastors who are called upon to conduct a funeral: prepare for the unexpected, prepare to minister God's Word, and prepare to extend the hope of Christ.
Those who have experienced loss through miscarriage or cared for someone in that situation know that the term "uncertainty" accompanies the experience. This article offers counsel for those dealing with this in miscarraige, encouraging them to wait upon the Lord: wait expectantly, in prayer and truth, and in community.
This article identifies four fundamental things that help believers to have an appropriate perspective on death.
This article offers five ways to grieve in a way that honours God: do not be angry at God, rest in his sovereignty, realize it is good to grieve, rejoice in the hope of a reunion, and reach out to others.
Life hurts. Even Christians can confess this, because grief is a reality in the Christian life. This article explains that grief exists to confirm the truthfulness of Christianity, as an opportunity to explain its reality, and as a bridge for sharing Christianity.
This article offers sage tips for helping those who are grieving: listen, weep, send notes, mark your calendar with the day of the person's death, pay for funeral-related things, and point them to Christ.
This article considers what grief is, how it heals, and what we can do to help the grieving.
How do you minister to those who are grieving? This article highlights five mistakes pastors make in helping grieving people.
Ministry to the grieving is essential in the life of the church. This article gives the nature of problems faced by those who are grieving, and the importance and manner of counselling them.
This article illustrates how the gospel of Jesus Christ provides comfort for those who are grieving, and the joy that God gives to those who have the privilege of bringing the gospel to believers in those situations.