SERMONS ON TOUGH TOPICS

Our sermon ideas on tough topics will help you preach a powerful message on the challenging topics of funerals, divorce, addiction, homosexuality, and more. Prepare your messages with biblical truths surrounding these tough topics with sermon outlines or an entire sermon series.


TOUGH TOPICS SERMON OUTLINES

by Christopher Harbin

Rachel Ranson: Example and Witness - I did not have the privilege of knowing Rachel prior to the onset of Alzheimer's. Having only been here for one Rachel's final year of life on earth, I did not have the experience of seeing the example and witness in Rachel that so many of you have shared with me. Though I did not get to...

by Brian Fletcher

In this guide you will find a sample outlines, homilies and helpful notes for performing a funeral service as well as a graveside service. It's always a good idea to go over the order of the service with the funeral home director. They do this every day and they know exactly how the details of where to stand, when the body comes in...

by Jeff Strite

Synopsis: Bob was a master at working with wood and had given every one in his family gifts of tables and rocking chairs and walking sticks and more. But Bob was also a Christian and this sermon reflects on Bob's faith in the Master Builder and the salvation that that Master builder - Jesus - gave to his life...

by Ernest Easley

This morning we're continuing our series of messages through the Sermon on the Mount! So take your Bible and join me in Matthew chapter 5. Now if there is one thing we have learned so far about the preaching of Jesus - it's that His preaching was practical! That is - He spoke to the issues of life! He gave them something that...

by Jerry Vines

Divorce is a subject which touches us all. You may have experienced a divorce yourself. Your parents may have divorced. You may have children who have divorced. Whether it be by means of family or by means of friends, all of us are touched by divorce. The statistics are mammoth when you think about divorce. Over a million...

by Jeff Strite

That's the kind of commitment God admires - unqualified commitment. I. Unqualified commitment… that's what God had in mind when He created marriage. I've heard of people using these verses from Ruth in their weddings vows. Those in love have had it engraved on their jewelry to communicate their undying devotion to...

by Johnny Hunt

In the USA every 15 minutes someone takes their own life. That's 35,000 suicides every year. Sadly, suicide occurs among Christians at essentially the same rate as non-Christians. Suicide kills a disproportionate number of young people and the elderly, and it has become increasingly prevalent among returning veterans. More active duty soldiers now...

by Stan Coffey

People do not like to think about death, yet there is something about the subject that draws us like a magnet. Some people respond to the idea of death with defiance. Others laugh at death. George Burns said ''I don't believe in death.'' Some are resigned to death. The saddest of all are those who invite death. Death is a dreaded...

by Ernest Easley

Please take your Bible and turn to Romans 1. We're thinking these days under the general heading: The Moral Collapse of America for America is sick! This nation was built on a moral and spiritual foundation, and that foundation is crumbling. The time has come for a restoring of our moral values! I believe for the moral collapse to become...

by Jason Dees

Are you born gay? In April of 1997, Ellen DeGeneres, the lead character of ABC's Sitcom Series Ellen, became the first openly gay lead character in television. I don't know if you remember the episode. Many of you don't remember the episode because there was so much backlash in the Birmingham market that the ABC affiliate did not even air the show...

by Stan Coffey

Earlier this month the Southern Baptist Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana denied representation to any church sanctioning the lifestyles of practicing homosexuals or who had ordained homosexuals to the ministry. The convention also approved an amendment to the constitution of the convention which would bar...

by Robert Walker

Tradition tells us that Abraham Lincoln went to a slave auction, and he noticed a rather attractive black woman who was about to be auctioned off. So he began bidding. The bidding went back and forth until finally he had purchased her. They brought her over to him, and he instructed them to take the shackles off her wrists and ankles. Then he...

by Jeff Schreve

Well, I remember back a number of years ago, Debbie and, and I and the girls went on our first real big vacation. We went to Breckinridge, Colorado for spring break. It was the first time that the kids had ever been on an airplane. It was the first time I'd ever spent that much money on a vacation for the five of us (laughter). And...

by Ernest Easley

We're learning these days from the gospel of Mark about Jesus: the Life Changer, Soul Saver. So take Gods Word and join me in Mark 5 where we're going to discover that Jesus not only has authority over disease and death, but also over demons. Now as you find Mark 5, I want you to look up here because there is...

by Jeff Schreve

I want to ask you this question, how many in here have a fear of snakes? Is anybody afraid of snakes? I don't like snakes at all. When I went to Africa a few years back, it helped my prayer life every time I would walk through the bush. One time I was walking through waste deep brush. The guy said, ''This is a short-cut to the next...

by Adrian Rogers

Turn with me please to Ephesians chapter four tonight Ephesians chapter four. I want to talk to you about breaking satanic strongholds. There are people who get strongholds in their lives and I believe as surely as my name is Adrian Rogers there are many people in this congregation tonight who have in their heart and in their...

by David Cawston

This parable and all the other parables in Matthew 25 were taught during the last week of Jesus life, following his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. During that five day period Jesus had some significant things to say to his followers.Jesus was probably standing in the courtyard of a friend's home outside of Jerusalem..

by Rick White

There are times when I simply marvel at the sovereignty of God when I open His Word. Through the years I have made it a practice to preach through books of the Bible or special series. I have done this for two reasons. It leads to better, healthier, more balanced proclamation. It would be easy to gravitate to subjects of...

by Ken Trivette

I am sure you have heard the old saying, ''One bad apple can spoil the whole barrel.'' Of course, the proverb is speaking of how one rotten apple in a barrel will cause the other apples in the barrel to rot as well. The idea is that one person on a team, in an office, or among a group can have a negative influence on all...

by Patrick Edwards

The apostle John records in his gospel the following event: As [Jesus] passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, ''Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?'' Jesus answered, ''It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in...