Can A Funeral Be The Wrong Place And Time To Evangelize?
Some folks disagree with the idea of trying to evangelize at a funeral. And think the message should be more about the celebration of life while having space for mourning and grieving, and talk about the afterlife. Asking people to respond in ANY way is the wrong time and place. Do you agree?
The Bible says that there is value in suffering and sorrow and we learn more from difficult times than happy times. If we view death with the eyes of faith, we see that death is the best of all possible events. For the saved person the day we depart from this earth is better than the day we arrived on this earth. In my opinion, funerals are the best way to drive this point home.
Very interesting read: If You Must Preach at a Funeral, Include These 3 Elements.