Recession - Tract (Pack of 50)

Recession - Tract (Pack of 50)

Words of life - Funeral Tract DL (Pack of 10)

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A sensitively written leaflet pointing those who have lost a loved one to the hope in Christ. Suitable for funerals.
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LIFE MUST GO ON …
Coping with the death of someone near to you, friend or family, is never easy.

Maybe the death has been sudden, or in particularly difficult circumstances; or maybe it was expected, even something of a relief. In any event, there are likely to be practical things to sort out, adjustments to be made – and, often, questions to be asked.

In spite of the fact that death is the one certain thing we will all face, most of us don’t really think about it until it comes close to us: and then all sorts of questions come into our minds: “Where are they now?” “Is this really the end?” “What’s it all about, anyway?”

At the funeral service, it’s likely that the minister will have said things about ‘resurrection’ and ‘eternal life’; but it’s not easy to take it all in at such an emotional time. What did it mean? Just what do Christians believe about death, and life after death?

I CAN’T BELIEVE THEY’VE GONE …

... is how many of us feel when someone has died. It feels all wrong: whatever their faults and failings, how can someone who was so valuable, so complex, who had so much to offer, simply cease to exist?

The Bible teaches that, in a perfect world, we would not need to die; we could live in the presence of God for ever. But because we live in a world which is far from perfect, which is spoiled by evil and suffering, there is no point in such a world, nor its  imperfect people, carrying on like that for ever, separated from God who is utterly holy.

But God is also love, and wants to restore us. His response comes in the person of Jesus Christ – God himself in human form: Jesus invites us to come to him, for forgiveness for all that has been wrong in our lives, and for the gift of new life. This new life begins here on earth, as we allow him to change us into the people we were created to be, and continues after our death.

As a proof and a promise of this, Jesus was seen to be fully alive after his death on the cross: more than 500 people saw him, touched him, ate with him after God raised him from the dead. As we trust in Jesus Christ, accept the gift of new life that he offers and do our best to follow him in our daily lives, so we can have that sure hope of life after death, life lived to the full in the presence of God.

BUT WILL THEY BE ALL RIGHT?

What if the person who has died would not have called themselves a Christian, or perhaps had never really thought about it? What will happen to them?

Christians believe that we will all come before Jesus Christ when we die, and he will judge our lives: but we cannot know for sure where anyone else stands, or how we will respond to him when the time comes, and we fully understand who he is.

What we can be sure of is that God is merciful as well as just; he does not want anyone to be lost, and is reaching out to everyone to offer forgiveness, grace and life as it was always meant to be lived.

WORDS OF LIFE from the Bible

Jesus said ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die’.” John 11:25

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” John 3:16

“Cast all your anxiety on God, because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

WILL PRAYING HELP?

Praying is like opening the door of your life to God.  You can pray at any time: it doesn’t need a special place, or special words. Don’t be afraid to tell him how you feel: but leave space for him to respond to you, too.

You may find the following short prayers useful as a starting point:

Our Father in heaven, please help me in this time of loss and sadness. Thank you that you know me, you understand how I feel, and you care about me; may I know your presence with me, to bring wisdom, encouragement and peace. Amen.

O God, help me to understand that, in Jesus Christ, you offer me forgiveness and new life which reaches from now to eternity; may I trust myself to him and follow him, so that when my time comes, I may go to him in love and trust and joy. Amen.

In the morning …
O God, please walk with me through today; as I put my hand in yours, guide me; steady me; comfort me.

In the evening …
O God, thank you for your help today. Keep me close to you this night: help me to be still, and rest, and know that truly, you are God: thank you. Amen.

WHAT NOW?

This is just an introduction to some of the things you may have heard at the funeral service; you may still have lots of questions, and it’s important to be able to talk things through.

If you would like to find out more about anything in this booklet, or would welcome help or support of any kind following the funeral, do contact your local church minister.

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Custom product type: Misc
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Product size: DL
Width (mm): 100
Height (mm): 210
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