SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

SERMONS & MEDIA ON SUFFERING

Our sermon ideas on Suffering will help you preach a powerful message. Prepare your messages on keeping the faith and encouraging one another during times of suffering with sermon outlines or an entire sermon series.


SUFFERING SERMON OUTLINES

by Stan Coffey

Why does a good God allow suffering? If God is all good and God is all powerful then why doesn't God do something about the starving masses of the world? If Cod is all loving and God has all power then why doesn't God stop the devastation of earthquakes, hurricanes and other natural disasters? Again and again we ask ourselves the question why is there so much suffering in the world? There is...

by Ernest Easley

Today’s Sunday School lesson focused on the cross and the sufferings of the Lord Jesus Christ! As Jesus became sin upon that cross, He cried out, ''My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?'' And on this Palm Sunday, Christians around the world remember the suffering Jesus went through so that we might have salvation! That He became sin so that our sin would be forgiven...

by Jason Dees

I recently read Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs, who of course was one of the founders of Apple, and then he eventually became to CEO of Apple in the late 1990s and held that job until his death in 2011. and ever since I was in second grade and started playing Oregon Trail in the computer lab at Whitesburg Elementary School I have been interested in Apple products, and so I was interested...

by Kenton Beshore

We are in a series titled Why. Each week we are addressing one of the biggest objections that people have to Christianity, your friends, people that you know. And these are things that they want to talk about. It isn't just the things that we want to talk about. The goal of this series is to talk about things at your coffee shop, the people that you work with, people that are far from God. These are the questions that they...

by Jerry Vines

I'm going to talk to you this morning on the subject ''Suffering is in the Plan.'' Did you know that? Suffering is in the plan. Let me just give you my message in a nutshell right at the very beginning. If you are suffering as a Christian, you should not be surprised. It is a part of God's big picture for your life. That is normally not what we think, is it, when we suffer? Normally when we have hard times, when...

by Ken Trivette

There are two questions that have often left people confused and bewildered. One is, why does God allow bad things happen to good people; and the second is, why does God allow good things happen to bad people. We are often confused to why it seems that good things are always happening to godless people, but on the other hand, bad things are always happening to...

by Jeff Strite

We live in a decaying world where disease and death are part of the unavoidable aspects of living. Jesus warned us not to get to attached to this world, because it is a world of decay and loss: ''Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth...

by David Cawston

Suffering can be a divine moment in our life. The choices we make in the midst of our suffering shake the deepest parts of our lives. Through suffering, we choose between bitterness and trust hope or despair love for God or hatred. Suffering is the anvil, and pain is the hammer, that forges the enduring shape of our life. The Bible records God's remarking to...

by James Merritt

I want to talk to you today about perhaps the most thorny issue confronting the Christian faith. In fact, it is the single biggest obstacle for non-christians to overcome in order to become believers in Christ. George Barna, who is the George Gallup of the Christian world, conducted a national survey in which he asked this question, ''If you could ask God only one question and you knew He would give you an answer, what would...

by Stephen Whitney

Throughout history Christians have suffered for their faith because Satan, the prince of this world, uses his position and power to attack them. Few men of this century have better understood the inevitability of suffering than Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He never wavered in his Christian opposition to the Nazi regime and their abuse of those who opposed them, especially Jews and Christians...

by Zach Terry

It has been said that the minister who preaches to suffering people will never lack a congregation - for each person is either in a storm, coming out of a storm, or about to enter a storm. This is a true as the sun.We suffer because of the fall. We have seen, thus far, in our chronological journey through scripture that God created the...

by Patrick Edwards

Have you ever wondered where this whole craze about fresh or made from scratch, or authentic came from? I mean growing up I felt like we didn't care what was in our McNuggets as long as they tasted good. But now every fast food chain claims to make biscuits from scratch, to have burgers made from fresh, real beef. Every...

by Charles H. Spurgeon

It is very unpleasant to our poor flesh and blood to suffer. Physical pain is a grievous infliction; mental agony or spiritual sorrow is still worse. Irons around the wrists can be worn till they fit easily; but when the iron enters into the soul, how it rusts the heart, and eats into the spirit! Perhaps, to some minds, that is the hardest of all...

by Donald Cantrell

In 1988 Bobby McFerrin wrote a one hit wonder called ''Don't Worry Be Happy'' and the song peaked on Billboard Hot 100 at number one on September 24, 1988. The song is the first a cappella song to reach the Billboard Hot 100 chart and one critic noted it is a ''formula for facing life's trials.''The phrase ''Don't Worry Be Happy'' was...

by Johnny Hunt

Let me begin by simply stating that I am not a graduate from the ''School of Adversity.'' The truth is, I have taken very few courses. With that being said, today we are students in the same class and the teacher will be our Lord Jesus and His Word.We do not know all the reasons why God permits evil. We need to...

by Tony Nester

When Jesus appeared to the disciples on Easter they could see the nail scars on his hands and feet and the scar from the spear that had pierced his side during his crucifixion. Why weren't all traces of the cross and its pain removed for his resurrected body? Why shouldn't his heavenly body be perfect and beautiful? We fantasize about...

by Terry J. Hallock

The progress from the seventh beatitude, blessing for the peacemakers, to the eighth beatitude, blessing for the persecuted, is obvious. Being a peacemaker by practicing justice and love and living by Kingdom standards brings confrontation with a godless culture that will inevitably result in persecution...

by Richard Laue

by Steve Jones

We're in a sermon series entitled ''The Outsiders.'' The premise of the series is that once upon a time in America to be a Christian was to be an ''insider'' enjoying the favor of society, culture, media and the government - but no longer. Now the church is being marginalized and it's a disadvantage to be a Christian in...

by J. Gerald Harris

t was not easy to be a Christian in Thessalonica. They were having to face persecution and suffering. Their situation explains Paul's choice of words. Notice the word ''affliction'' in chapter one and verse 6. Notice the word ''suffered'' in chapter two and verse 14, and then the word ''persecuted'' in verse 15, and the word ''contrary'' in...