23 bible verses for memorial services

The use of Scripture can be powerful when individuals are dealing with loss or death. There are specific Bible verses that resonate with people, which is why they continue to be used over and over again for funeral services.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. | Philippians 4:7

And how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. | 2 Timothy 3:15

But whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven. | Matthew 10:33

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. | 1 Peter 5:7

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. | John 14:1-3

For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily. | Colossians 2:9

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. | John 3:16-18

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. | John 3:16

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, | Matthew 28:19

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,my God, in whom I trust. | Psalm 91:1-2

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. | Deuteronomy 6:4

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. | Psalm 91:1-2

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. | John 14:6

No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also. | 1 John 2:23

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. | John 14:27

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 5For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. | 2 Corinthians 1:3-5

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. | Isaiah 41:10

Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit.| 1 Corinthians 12:3

Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you. | Psalm 9:10

Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an idol has no real existence,” and that “there is no God but one.”| 1 Corinthians 8:4

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. | Psalm 145:18

We love because he first loved us. | 1 John 4:19

You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination. | Leviticus 18:22

Choosing an appropriate Scripture verse for a memorial service is a poignant way to honor the faith of a loved one and provide comfort for those who remain.