Every Christian funeral is centered on Christ and his Word. Even as you remember your loved one, you remember the promises found in Scripture and the hope that is now, at death, realized in heaven.
Believers have always found comfort in the Bible. Funeral Scriptures have been read for generations at the passing of the faithful, to comfort family members,
One of the difficulties is that there are so many beloved passages in God’s Word that it can be hard to choose the right one for your loved one’s funeral service.
So we’ve done the winnowing for you. Below, we first feature the 5 best Bible verses for funerals and memorial services. These Scriptures are ideal for simply reading, for a funeral sermon, or as a quote in your eulogy.
After the top five, we have additional Bible verses that focus on proclaiming the Gospel. Next, we have comforting Scriptures to share with the grieving family, plus funeral readings specifically for mom, dad, grandparents, and more.
Lastly, we’ll close out with a big list of the many classic and truly meaningful funeral Scripture selections that have been traditionally read at funerals throughout history.
Let’s jump in.