Celebrating death is a difficult subject for even the most avid pro-lifers. However, it seems Christians have an even more difficult time accepting that some people celebrate their death. Celebrating life after death will be discussed in this article with help from 21 Bible verses about celebrating life after death
What is a good scripture for a memorial service?
A good scripture for a memorial service is the psalm that you wish your family to remember. You can make it from the bible or from another book. The important thing is that it should be something that everyone can remember. For example, if you have a memorial service for your father then you could use Psalm 46:10-11: “Be still before the LORD, and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices”
Another suggestion would be Psalm 139:1-2: “If you turn back, O my soul, I will pour out my Spirit on you; I will make supplication for you to God.” This is a very powerful statement because it says that we need to turn back to God when things get hard. It says if we do not turn back then he will pour his Spirit out on us and we will not be able to live without him anymore.
Bible verses about celebrating life after death.
Many people wonder what happens after death. When it comes to the afterlife, it can be difficult to know what to believe and how we should think about it, especially since there are so many competing viewpoints available. Many people are unsure whether heaven or an afterlife even exists, while others think that after death, one simply returns to where one came from. But for Christians, this is plainly untrue because are aware that there is eternal life in God’s presence after death.
Psalm 49:15 – Redemption from death.
But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead;
he will surely take me to himself.
God always protects us when we are in bad situations. He would protect us so that we do not have to be victims who end up dying prematurely. He said that we will not die but we will live to declare the works of God.
No one can redeem or give up their life for others to live. The only person who did was Jesus Christ. He did that so that we can be able to reconcile with God instead of dying spiritually.
Isaiah 25:8 – God will wipe every tear.
“He will swallow up death forever. The Lord God will wipe away the tears from every face and remove the disgrace of His people from the whole earth. For the Lord has spoken.”
Through the death of Christ and his resurrection, he will carry away the believer in Christ. He would destroy the power of death. Death will not have power over his children and he will wipe away tears from our eyes.
In heaven, there will be no sorrow, tears, or death. Heaven will be full of Joy forever. Jesus had devised a plan that would be suited to provide consolation to the afflicted; to comfort the broken-hearted, and that would in its final triumphs remove calamity and sorrow from people forever.
1 Corinthians 2:9 – God’s grace and love.
However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived the things God has prepared for those who love him”
1 Corinthians 2:9
God has prepared mansions for believers in heaven. God has revealed to us through His grace that He has prepared wonderful and amazing things for those who love and rely on Him. We on earth have not been able to see all the glories that God has prepared for us in heaven.
The mysteries of God are beyond human thinking. These are only revealed through wisdom that can only be received and understood through a special revelation from the Spirit of God.
Even though some of God’s wisdom has already been communicated to us through men of God who were moved by the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit of God and are recorded in God’s word. We continue to be ignorant of much of God’s infinite wisdom and knowledge
2 Corinthians 5:1 – A place prepared in Heaven.
For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.
2 Corinthians 5:1
If the earthly houses we live in are destroyed do not be angry or fret because we have mansions in heaven.
These mansions are not built with hands and are even stronger than those we live in on earth. It will be a magnificent place to live, a mansion for all of eternity, built by God.
Jesus has been preparing that place for us and in order to access this house, we need to be at peace with God. We won’t be able to kill our new bodies.
Luke 23:43 – Be with Jesus.
Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
These were the words that Jesus spoke to one of the thieves nailed to the cross beside him.
The thief on the left hand mocked Jesus for not being able to save himself from being crucified but the thief on the right hand told Jesus that he knew he had the ability to save himself and that he should be remembered in paradise.
Jesus looked at him and told him that he would be able to make it into paradise with him. He would not face any condemnation
2 Timothy 4:7-8 – The end of a race.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. From now on there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me but to all who crave His appearing.”
2 Timothy 4:7-8
Paul was preaching to the people and he charged Timothy to be strong and stand firm even when they faced challenges. He told them to continue preaching the word of God.
He knew the time when he would be called up to God would come so he explained that he had been able to fulfill the purpose which God had called him.
He was going to meet the one who called him and would receive his reward for the service he rendered- the crown of righteousness.
Revelation 2:11 – The second death.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who overcomes will not be harmed by the second death.”
John wrote to the church and encouraged them to pay attention to the angel. The second death would come and those who miss the rapture will meet the second death forever and suffer in hell.
But those who listen to the word and pay attention by obeying God’s word and commandment would escape the damnation and would be raptured. They will not be harmed and would praise God in heaven.
John 14:2 – Do not let your hearts be troubled.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe in Me as well. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?”
As he gets ready to leave his disciples, Jesus consoles them and he gives them the assurance that he will not only return for them but also have prepared a wonderful place for them where he will be with them.
God shows his own love for us through the fact that Christ died for us even though we were still sinners. He came to earth in order to demonstrate the true character of Heavenly Father through His words and deeds. He tells us to exercise control over our own hearts and to be at peace with his death.
Psalm 23:6 – God’s promises never fail.
“Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
The Psalm reminds us that God is good and deserving of our trust in both life and death, in times of plenty and want. The wisdom, power, and kindness of our God are described in this psalm when he is compared to a shepherd tending to his flock.
Despite our doubts, disobedience, or even stubbornness in our plans, God promises to us not to fail and because of God’s goodness, we don’t need to be afraid because God will be with us no matter what.
He took care of their needs for food and rest. He showed them the way and led them. He cared deeply about the welfare of each member of the flock and was deeply involved with it. He was prepared to forego his comfort just to see that his children are safe and well cared for.
John 11:25-26 – A living hope.
“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in Me will live, even though he dies. And everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die…”
Christians have a living hope because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, God has, in His great mercy, caused us to be born again to a living hope, to an inheritance that is immortal, sanctified, and kept in heaven for us.
God now sees us through the righteousness of Christ and not through the lens of our own unrighteousness. Sin has no longer any influence over us. Jesus possesses the ability to dispel the gloom and bring light where there is darkness.
1 Corinthians 15:41-43 – Overcoming death.
The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor. So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power;
1 Corinthians 15:41-43
Paul wanted to teach and remind the Corinthian church taught that there will be an order that Jesus Christ will deliver the kingdom to his Heavenly Father. and when this happens all believers will then share in his victory over sin, guilt, death, and the Devil.
His resurrection serves as a reminder that the Spirit of God, who raised him, also lives in us and will give our mortal bodies life. It also means that Jesus is the mighty Son of God, who overcame death and now rules as Lord of all.
Bible verses about death and afterlife.
There are many Bible verses about death and afterlife. Here is a list of Biblical terms that have been used for describing the process of dying, eternal life, immortality, and more.
1 Thessalonians 4:16
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first
1 Thessalonians 4:16
Even though we still hate death, we can still find happiness in the fact that we know that we will all live again in much better circumstances.
When a believer’s body is placed in the grave when they pass away, their soul and spirit immediately go to be with the Lord Jesus and wait for the resurrection of the body, when they will be reunited and spend eternity with the Lord in bliss.
There is a generation of Christians who will be alive when the Lord Jesus returns. The Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, an angel’s voice, and the sound of God’s trumpet. The dead in Christ will rise from the graves first, and those who are alive will follow.
And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
The believer must take any risk or endure any hardship in order to follow God’s commands and declare his or her faith in Jesus.
Those who die in the Lord, die for Christ and if they die in a state of union with Christ, and who are found in Christ when death comes are described as being and going to be blessed.
The memory of them on earth will be pleasant, and the evidence of their having lived and died in the Lord will follow them; those who pass away in the way that is just mentioned is to be regarded as a blessed or happy one.
1 Corinthians 15:54
So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
1 Corinthians 15:54
Death gains all of its cruel power from sin. Sin is the source of death’s sting, but by dying, Christ removed this sting, atoning for sin and obtaining forgiveness of death’s penalty.
Death will never again cause harm to people because it has been defeated. The power of sin is the law, which also brings about death. However, God has granted us victory over death by pardoning our transgressions through faith in His Son, Jesus, and His grace.
When the last trumpet sounds and Christ returns for those who belong to Him, according to Paul’s teaching, Christians will rise from the dead.
All those who have trusted in Jesus, both alive and deceased, will undergo a transformation into the glorified, eternal bodies that God has promised.
And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
Several of Jesus’ followers witnessed both His empty tomb and the resurrected Jesus after His execution. Thomas who was not present doubted and demanded more evidence. After Jesus appeared to him once more after he conquered death Thomas finally acknowledged that Jesus is God.
Thomas cried out, “My Lord and my God,” feeling ashamed of his lack of faith. He referred to Christ as “my Lord and my God” with affection, as if he had grabbed hold of him with all his might.
Even though they are slow and frail, sound and sincere believers will be graciously accepted by the Lord Jesus. It is the responsibility of those who read and hear the gospel to accept the teachings of Christ and the evidence surrounding him,
1 Thessalonians 4:13
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
1 Thessalonians 4:13
Paul turns to address these crucial issues after realizing the Thessalonian believers needed more instruction about Jesus’ return (the rapture) and specifically about what happens to Christians who pass away before Jesus returns.
He made them understand that they shouldn’t grieve in an unbelieving manner after death. There is a good chance that believers who have passed away will return. Christians who have passed away will be with Jesus when He returns from heaven.
At that time, a resounding command from the voice of the archangel, and the sound of God’s trumpet will all be audible. Christians who have passed away will receive their raised bodies, and Christians who are still alive will be caught up to join them, spending eternity with the Lord.
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment
The Bible makes it abundantly clear that everyone dies once and for all time. Once this occurs, everyone is responsible for their life decisions. Indirectly, this verse also serves to remind readers that true judgment for sin is reserved for the afterlife.
Sin would still have affected and controlled us, but Jesus Christ, through a single sacrifice, has destroyed the devil’s works so that believers can become righteous, holy, and joyful.
Nothing, not even Christ’s atoning sacrifice, can save a sinner from being condemned on the day of judgment, and no one who rejects or ignores this great salvation will be spared from eternal punishment.
I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
In this verse, Jesus reveals that He is still alive. He passed away, but death could not keep Him there. Christianity alone possesses the knowledge of the resurrection. The act that recognized Jesus Christ as “The Son of God” was His resurrection. He was the resurrected One who was still alive after having died.
John was informed by Jesus that He holds the keys to both Death and Hades. The risen Savior has control over death and the location of the dead who have passed away.
Given that death ushers the believer into Jesus’ presence in heaven, the believer need not fear death or Hades. Because Jesus holds the keys to Death and Hades, He has the power to unlock death’s door whenever a believer needs it.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Jesus said that He is the way and the only means by which a fallen man can approach the Father. Jesus had to go through Calvary’s cross in order to arrive at that crucial moment in world history, where His selfless death broke down the impenetrable wall separating sinful man from God.
Christ will complete what he started; if he prepared the place for us, he will also prepare us for it.
Through his person as God in the flesh, through his atoning sacrifice, and through his role as our advocate, Christ is the sinner’s way to the Father and to heaven. He is the Truth, has come to fulfill all of the Savior’s prophecies; therefore, sinners come to God through him as the Way.
2 Corinthians 5:8
We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:8
Any suffering we endure in our temporary bodies in this life is far less important than the glory of eternity with Christ. Paul has the fortitude to risk even more pain in order to carry out the mission to preach the gospel despite knowing what is to come. He only wants to please Christ in this life.
He is aware that every Christian will stand before Christ for judgment, not to determine their eternal destiny but rather to be compensated for the good deeds committed while residing in these mortal bodies.
The believer not only has good hope but is also well assured by faith that there will be another and happy life after this one is over.
And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.
God warns Abram that he won’t live to see the suffering his future family will endure while serving a different country. Instead, Abram will die at a peaceful and mature age.
Although God’s predictions for Abram’s immediate future are consoling, they also warn him not to count on settling in Canaan during his lifetime. It will eventually belong to him instead of through his ancestors.