What Are Three Ways for a Pastor to Prepare His Heart before Conducting a Funeral?

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.

Pastoring the Dying and the Mourning

Pastors and elders have to visit the dying. This article shares guidelines on pastoring the dying and the mourning. It explains the need for visitation and how it should be done. The author also discusses how to conduct the funeral and comfort the family after the funeral. Essential to this is the ability of the elders and minister to point to Christ as the true Comforter.

Burial or Cremation for Christians? A Biblical Pattern for Funerals - The Body and Soul and Their Ultimate Destination

Burial or cremation? This book discusses funeral practices, arguing that burial is the preferable option. In this chapter, the author explains that burial fits better with a Christian understanding of death and the relationship between body and soul. In addition, burial is in line with biblical practice.

Walking Together Through the Valley

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.