Suggested Scriptures for Memorial Services

Old Testament

Job 19:23-27 - "I know that my redeemer lives."
Isa. 25:6-9 - "God will swallow up death forever."
Isa. 26:1-4, 19 - "God will keep them in peace."
Isa. 40:1-11, 28-31 - "Comfort my people."
Isa. 40:28-31 - "Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength."
Isa. 43:1-3a, 18-19, 25 - "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you."  
Isa. 44:6-8 - "I am the first and the last."
Isa. 55:1-3, 6-13 - "Ho, everyone who thirsts."     
Isa. 61:1-4, 10-11 - "The spirit of the Lord is upon me."
Isa. 65:17-25 - "I create new heavens and a new earth."
Lam. 3:19-26, 31b-32 - "The Lord's steadfast love."     
Dan. 12:1-3 - "Many of those who sleep in the dust shall awake."
Joel 2:12-13, 23-24, 26-29 - "Return to the Lord with all your heart."
Zech. 8:1-8 - "Children playing in the streets of the city."
Isa. 65:17-25 - "I create new heavens and a new earth."
Lam. 3:1-9, 19-23 - "The Lord's steadfast love."

Psalms

Ps. 16:5-11 - "The Lord is my chosen portion."
Ps. 23 - "The Lord is my shepherd."
Ps. 27:1, 4-9a, 13-14 - "The Lord is my light and my salvation."
Ps. 39: 4-5, 12 - "Lord, let me know my end."
Ps. 42:1-6a - "As a deer longs for flowing streams."
Ps. 43 - "Give judgment for me, O God."
Ps. 46:1-5, 10-11 - "A very present help in trouble."
Ps. 90:1-10, 12 - "Teach us to number our days."
Ps. 91 - "The one who dwells in the shelter of the Most High."
Ps. 103 - "Bless the Lord, O my soul."
Ps. 106:1-5 - "O give thanks to the Lord."
Ps. 116:1-9, 15 - "The Lord has heard my voice."
Ps. 118 - "Open the gates of righteousness."     
Ps. 121 - "I lift up my eyes to the hills."
Ps. 130 - "Out of the depths I cry to the Lord." 
Ps. 139:1-12 - "Where shall I go from your spirit?"
Ps. 145 - "I will extol you, O God my King."
Ps. 146 - "Hallelujah! praise the Lord, O my soul."

Gospels

Matt. 5:1-12a - "The Beatitudes."
Matt. 11:25-30 - "Hidden from the wise, revealed to infants."
Matt. 25:1-13 - "Wise and foolish bridesmaids."
Matt. 25:31-46 - "The Last Judgment."
Luke 7:11-17 - "Jesus raises the son of the widow of Nain."
Luke 18:15-17 - "We enter the kingdom only as children."
Luke 23:33, 39-43 - "Today you will be with me in Paradise."
John 3:16-21 - "God so loved the world."
John 5:24-29 - "Whoever hears and believes has eternal life."
John 6:37-40 - "Anyone who comes to me I will never drive away."
John 6:47-58 - "Whoever believes in me has eternal life."
John 11:17-27 - "I am the resurrection and the life."
John 11:38-44 - "Lazarus raised from the dead."
John 14:1-6, 25-27 - "Let not your hearts be troubled."

Epistles

Rom. 5:1-11 - "Hope does not disappoint."                                            
Rom. 6:3-9 - "Baptized into Christ's death, raised to live with him."
Rom. 8:14-23, 31-39 - "Nothing can separate us from the love of God."
Rom. 14:7-9, 10b-12 - "Whether we live or die, we are the Lord's."
1 Cor. 15:3-8, 12-20a - "Christ raised from the dead."
1 Cor. 15:20-24a - "In Christ shall all be made alive."
1 Cor. 15:20-26, 35-38, 42-44, 50, 53-58 - "Death is swallowed in victory."
1 Cor. 15:35-44 - "The natural body and the spiritual body."
1 Cor. 15:50-57 - "We shall all be changed."
2 Cor. 4:16-5:1 - "Visible things are temporary, invisible things eternal."
2 Cor. 5:1-10 - "From God we have a house not made with hands."
Eph. 1:11-2:1, 4-10 - "Saved by grace through faith."
Phil. 3:7-11 - "Knowing him and the power of his resurrection."
Phil. 3:20-21 - "Our citizenship is in heaven."
Col. 3:1-17 - "Set your minds on the things that are above."
1 Thess. 4:13-18 - "The comfort of Christ's coming."   
2 Tim. 2:8-13 - "If we died with him, we shall also live with him."
Heb. 2:14-18 - "Christ was tested in every way."
Heb. 11:1-3, 13-16; 12:1-2 - "Faith, the pilgrimage, the cloud of witnesses."
1 Peter 1:3-9 - "Without seeing Christ, you love him."
1 Peter 3:18-22; 4:6 - "Christ's ministry to the spirits in prison."
1 John 3:1-3 - "We are children of God."
Rev. 7:2-3, 9-17 - "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation."
Rev. 14:1-3, 6-7, 12-13 - "Rest for the saints
Rev. 21:1-4, 22-25; 22:3-5 - "A new heaven and a new earth."
Rev. 22:1-5 - "The Lord God will be their light."