Scripture quotations unless otherwise noted are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, © 1996 by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Not everyone likes to think about death. However, everyone dies. It's something that you might as well think about. Be grounded in reality.

Death is the transition from life on earth to eternity.

Maybe death isn't all that bad. It means living with the Lord.

The Lord has told us that he has prepared a place for us in his Father's house.

Death is hardest for those left behind. They will miss us. The godly who die are in a place of peace, where there is absence of pain, and untold happiness.

The Lord calls it paradise and no one can even imagine how great it will be.

I pray that I will die at the right time. The Lord knows our needs. He delights in us. He cares for us.  

Soon I will die, going the way of all the earth.
Joshua 23:14

Even when I walk through the dark valley of death, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.
Psalm 23:4

For he understands how weak we are; he knows we are only dust. Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die. The wind blows, and we are gone - as though we had never been here.
Psalm 103:14-16

The Lord's loved ones are precious to him; it grieves him when they die.
Psalm 116:15

There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.
Proverbs 16:25

There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

People who live only for wealth come to the end of their lives as naked and empty-handed as on the day they were born.
Ecclesiastes 5:15

For you are going to die, and you should think about it while there is still time.
Ecclesiastes 7:2

None of us can hold back our spirit from departing. None of us has the power to prevent the day of our death. There is no escaping that obligation, that dark battle.
Ecclesiastes 8:7-8

Yet we have this assurance: Those who belong to God will live; their bodies will rise again!
Isaiah 26:19

God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Matthew 5:4

If you try to keep your life for yourself, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for me, you will find true life.
Matthew 16:25

"Don't you fear God even when you are dying? We deserve to die for our evil deeds, but this man hadn't done anything wrong." Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom." And Jesus replied, "I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise."
Luke 23:40-43

I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die like everyone else, will live again. They are given eternal life for believing in me and will never perish.
John 11:25-26

Don't be troubled. You trust God, now trust in me. There are many rooms in my Father's home, and I am going to prepare a place for you. If this were not so, I would tell you plainly. When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.
John 14:1-3

After all, we didn't bring anything with us when we came into the world, and we certainly cannot carry anything with us when we die.
1 Timothy 6:7

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23

Since Christ lives within you, even though your body will die because of sin, your spirit is alive because you have been made right with God. The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as he raised Christ from the dead, he will give life to your mortal body by this same Spirit living within you.
Romans 8:10-11

Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will give us later.
Romans 8:18

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can't, and life can't.
Romans 8:38

For we are not our own masters when we live or when we die. While we live, we live to please the Lord. And when we die, we go to be with the Lord. So in life and in death, we belong to the Lord. Christ died and rose again for this very purpose, so that he might be Lord of those who are alive and of those who have died.
Romans 14:7-9

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.
1 Corinthians 2:9

So you see, just as death came into the world through a man, Adam, now the resurrection from the dead has begun through another man, Christ. Everyone dies because all of us are related to Adam, the first man. But all who are related to Christ, the other man, will be given new life.
1 Corinthians 15:21-22

Our earthly bodies, which die and decay, will be different when they are resurrected, for they will never die. Our bodies now disappoint us, but when they are raised, they will be full of glory. They are weak now, but when they are raised, they will be full of power. They are natural human bodies now, but then they are raised, they will be spiritual bodies.
1 Corinthians 15:42-44

Adam, the first man, was made from the dust of the earth, while Christ, the second man, came from heaven. Every human being has an earthly body just like Adam's, but our heavenly bodies will be just like Christ's. Just as we are now like Adam, the man of the earth, so we will someday be like Christ, the man from heaven.
1 Corinthians 15:47-49

Oh death, where is your sting?
1 Corinthians 15:55

For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down - when we die and leave these bodies - we will have a home in heaven, and eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long for the day when we will put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. For we will not be spirits without bodies, but we will put on new heavenly bodies. Our dying bodies make us groan and sigh, but it's not that we want to die and have no bodies at all. We want to slip into our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by everlasting life. God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 5:1-5