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SERMONS & MEDIA ON TRAGEDY

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TRAGEDY SERMON OUTLINES

by Steve Jones

INTRODUCTION: On Sunday, June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen entered into the ''The Pulse,'' a nightclub popular with Orlando's LGBT community. Mateen shot and killed 49 victims and wounded over 50 more. This attack was identified as the worst terrorist attack in the United States since 9/11. Many people have had many things to say following this mass murder. We've heard from presidents, presidential candidates, political parties, the FBI, gun rights groups, gun control groups, authors, talk radio hosts, etc. But the question I want us to consider today is, ''What would Jesus say?'' What would Jesus say after a mass murder?

by Kerry Shook

But what you may not realize is that the storms of life are also rated by the wind speed. There is the Category 1 storm of life, The Pace of Life. Without any changes our lives are already at the Category 1 level of stress just because of the ordinary pace of everyday life. Most of us are already pretty stressed out because of the pace of our schedules. Without anything else added on, without any other...

by Chris Walls

Death-it is a word that is not easily handled in our world. We are destined to be born, marry and then die. The pathway of our lives will be marked by many tombstones. Today is a day of joy and hope, despite what people might tell you or might want you to think. We associate death with tragedy and pain, with grief and sorrow. Well, as with many things in this...

by Joe Alain

Introduction: When the twin towers and the pentagon were attacked on 9/11, the symbols of our national identity were attacked. It was as if all of us had been attacked. But we still had our faith and our places of worship. But what if the churches of our nation were destroyed? When Jerusalem was destroyed in...

by Frank Pollard

It hadn't been a happy week. A flood, a creeping, quiet monster, had stolen homes and furnishings and businesses of many, the lives of some. A distraught man wrote from New Jersey telling me his wife had deserted him. We lost one of our best men to a heart attack. For twenty-five years I've watched people handle life's hurts. Being a pastor demands that you go...

by Daniel Rodgers

ILLUS: On Tuesday, as I was reading the news, I came across this article in the Australian News: ''Biblical-style flood tore Britain from France'' Scientists have found that Britain owes its island status to a catastrophic flood that swept away in less than 24 hours the hills that once joined the land mass to France...

by Jeff Strite

Chuck (our worship leader) just sang Alan Jackson's song which asked where were you when the ''world stopped turning'', when the Twin Towers fell 10 years ago. Several of our people were visiting New York City and were trapped at Central Park, unable to tell quite what had happened, or knowing the full extent of the tragedy that took place that day. This weekend, our nation...

by Jerry Vines

Tuesday morning started off to be a beautiful, beautiful morning. The sun was shining. There was a soft breeze blowing. In New York and in Washington, just like in Jacksonville and Atlanta, parents were getting their children to school. Workers were getting that next cup of coffee, beginning the activities of the day. In Boston and Newark and Washington, just like in...

by Jonathan McLeod

Jesus began his Sermon on the Mount begins with the beatitudes (Matt. 5:3-12). Are there eight or nine beatitudes? In my opinion there are eight beatitudes. The eighth beatitude is ''Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven'' (v. 10). Then in verses 11 and 12, Jesus talks more about persecution. D. A. Carson calls the beatitudes ''the norms...

by Roger Thomas

We have all witnessed the horrific aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Rose and I had a special interest in those events as we watched them unfold last Monday. We were there a month ago. On July 31 when our family vacation ended, we decided to take a detour home. We drove across southern Alabama and Mississippi so we could see New Orleans for the first time. We stayed in...

by Jeff Schreve

A fifth-grade teacher came into her classroom. She gave her students an assignment. She said, ''I want you to go home and talk to your parents. Get them to tell you a story that has a lesson to it, a story with a moral, with a lesson, and then you come back to class tomorrow and you share it with the class so that we can learn from...

by Ernest Easley

Life has a way of handing us new challenges and circumstances, doesn't it? There seems to always be a new surprise around the corner and often times when it comes, our first response is, ''I'm not sure I can handle this? What am I going to do now?That's where Joshua was too! He had been assisting Moses for 40 years in guiding...

by Curt Dodd

Let me ask you a personal question; Have you ever angry at God? I mean really angry at God for something that He has done in somebody else's life and you don't really like it. It doesn't seem fair, it's not right. At least from your perspective. Well, if you have ever been there you can relate to the story that we're going to focus in on this morning...

by Nelson Price

The sun was rising rapidly. It was beginning to shoot its golden arrows across the horizon to gild the sky and curtain off the dawn that would bring a new day to the history-filled city of Jerusalem. This is the festive season of Passover. The old city was filled with pilgrims, visitors, and travelers who had come from many countries to...

by Adrian Rogers

I want you to take your Bibles tonight as we prepare our hearts for our Lord's Supper communion, and look with me at three separate passages of scripture that are linked together by the Holy Spirit and divine inspiration. First of all I want you to turn with me to Second Corinthians chapter six, Second Corinthians chapter six...

by Tony Nester

When American astronaut Neil Armstrong visited Israel after his trip to the moon, he was taken on a tour of the Old City of Jerusalem by an Israeli archaeologist. When they got to the Hulda Gate, which is at the top of the stairs leading to the Temple Mount, Armstrong asked his guide whether Jesus had stepped anywhere around there. His guide…

by Brad Whitt

I want you to take your Bibles now this morning and open them up to the gospel of Luke, the 15th chapter. Luke chapter 15.You know, this is one of my favorite chapters. You say, "Well, Pastor, they're all your favorite chapters." I know, but I'm telling you, this is one of my favorite chapters. You know why? Because this...

by Stan Coffey

It's good to see you this morning. I'm glad you're here for another wonderful day in God's house. We have a wonderful message from the Lord. I believe the Lord is leading us in a very definite direction in our church and the direction in which He is leading us is to total victory. Amen? That's total victory in our...

by Robert Walker