Christian Preamble

A Christian Preamble gives the opportunity to share your gift of a Christian faith as your last words to the world in your estate documents. The preamble provides hope and comfort to your heirs while sharing the gift of your faith.

Example 1-

I want my loved ones to know that I place full confidence and trust in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who promised, "I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in Me shall never die."

I leave to all my loved ones the words of our Savior – John 3:16 " For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."

I praise God for giving me a loving and caring Christian helpmate in my husband/wife________. You/He/She has been a blessing to me and a wonderful father/mother to our children.

I pray that the Lord would guard and protect my children – (list – ex. Joseph, Jenny, John). I love you so much; you have always been so special to me and I thank the Lord for you. Through your baptism, you have been received into God's family and I urge you to remain faithful to Christ until you are called home to be with the Lord. I look forward to eternity with you in heaven.

I pray the Lord would shower His blessings upon my grandchildren. I urge you to respect your parents and honor them as they have honored me.

I recognize that all of my earthly possessions are a gift from God and that my heirs will receive, through me gifts from God. May you always remember that everything you have is in trust from God. Be good and wise stewards of His blessings, managing and returning to Him a generous portion for the work of His kingdom.

Example 2-

First, realizing the uncertainty of this life, I place full confidence and trust in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who promised: "I am the resurrection and the life; he that believes in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever lives and believes in Me shall never die". (John 11:25-26)

Second, knowing that the wages of sin is death, I believe that Jesus Chris, the only Son of God, suffered and died for the forgiveness of all of my sins, which I neither deserve nor merit, but receive as a free gift of God, who is rich in grace and mercy.

Third, I urge my heirs not to set their hopes on uncertain riches but to take hold of the life that is life indeed, through faith in Jesus Christ.