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SERMONS ON TRIALS

Our sermon ideas on trials will help you preach a powerful message. Help your congregation understand the nature and purpose of trials by inviting them into the Scriptures to see how and why God brings his people through these difficult seasons. Prepare your messages on trials with sermon outlines or an entire sermon series.


TRIALS SERMON OUTLINES

by Daniel Rodgers

Peter is writing this letter to persecuted saints. And when I think of persecution in relationship to Christians, I can't help but think of Solomon's words, "There is no new thing under the sun." Persecution has been part of the Christian's life ever since Jesus died on the cross--He set the example. In I Peter 2:21, we are ...

by Lenny Ports

We all go through tests in life. We have all experienced seasons of unanswered prayers, perplexing circumstances, and untimely tragedies, that we have felt like God has gone silent on us. We experience loss or a detour in life. We go through tests where we falsely accuse God of not being there, for leaving us or ...

by Jerry Watts

A little girl walking in a garden noticed a particularly beautiful flower. She admired its beauty and enjoyed its fragrance. ''It's so pretty!'' she exclaimed. As she gazed on it, her eyes followed the stem down to the soil in which it grew. ''This flower is too pretty to be planted in such dirt!'' she cried. So she pulled it up by the roots and ran to...

by Stan Coffey

Of all the people we see in the Word of God Joseph stands above most of them. He truly became a spiritual giant and led the life bringing honor and glory to the Lord. However, as we come to this chapter we see the maturing of Joseph. God had to test Joseph to see if he could be entrusted with personal revival and...

by Richard Laue

We discovered last week that James was written to three classes of Christians. First, to those who are going through trials, persecutions, suffering. James says this Letter is for those who are going through "various trials." Second, it is for those who are wondering if there really is anything to this thing called...

by Joe Alain

Much of the material in this message is influenced by Joel Gregory's Faith Works. How do you face life's tests? Life Application: Although trials and testing times will come into your life, you can make them occasions for joy knowing that your heavenly Father has a purpose for them. Introduction to the Book of...

by Benny Perez

Today I am starting a new Series on Faith that Works. We will be studying the Book of James and see How Faith Works. We are living in a day and age where the World around us is looking for the Genuine, for the Authentic and for the Real Faith Found In Jesus Christ. I know this series is going to both Encourage and...

by Marvin D. Patterson

The story is told of a man from the east coast who had always dreamed of owning a cattle ranch and had finally saved enough money to buy his dream spread in Wyoming. His best friend flew out to visit and asked, “So, what’s the name of your ranch?” His buddy told him that he and his wife had had a really hard time coming up with...

by Johnny Hunt

Hugh Latimer Before Henry VIII, "In Oxford, England, which I visited recently, stands a striking statue of three men burned at the stake there in October of 1555: Thomas Cramner, Thomas Ridley, and Hugh Latimer, three of the most visible victims of Queen Mary's persecution. Latimer had been twice imprisoned for the faith in...

by David Cawston

C.S. Lewis wrote these words from his penetrating book "The Problem Of Pain:" "I am progressing along the path of life and my ordinary contentedly fallen and Godless condition, absorbed in a merry meeting with my friends for the morrow, or a bit of work that tickles my vanity today, a holiday or a new book, when suddenly a stab of...

by Robert Walker

Mary Bratcher from Artesia, New Mexico accidentally ran over her pet dog. I once had a dog with the same name. Browney bit just about everyone that ever step into our yard. The family tearfully buried the little mixed-breed dog in a field near their ranch home. The family's youngest son refused to accept that Browney was...

by Terry J. Hallock

There is a danger in preaching on this passage of James and it is in the risk of turning its healing truth into an empty, sugarcoated bromide. That danger begins with the very first words of the passage. "Consider it pure joy, my brothers whenever you face trials of many kinds". May the Lord never let me suggest that those words mean that our...

by Richard Laue

Most of us by now have no doubt seen, read, or heard Ted Bundy's interview with Dr. James Dobson just a few hours before he was put to death for numerous capital crimes. One thing that came out most clearly in the interview was the horrible suffering, pain and grief, which has been inflicted upon the families of these...

by Zach Terry

We are in a series of messages through the New Testament book of James that we are calling, "Destroying the Myths that Threaten the Christian Soul".Context: Remember last week we said that, the Church at Jerusalem had grown suddenly and dramatically. Jesus left his followers, 120 in number and told them to...

by Dan Hill

We are beginning a study in the Book of James this weekend, and I am really excited about it. I doubt if there is a more relevant message to us than what James, the brother of Jesus is going to say to us. The truths that we are going to look at are timeless and so totally practical for us in the 21st century. So let's...

by Jeff Schreve

If you have your Bible, please turn to Genesis chapter 39. Today, we want to talk about Trials and Temptations. I heard a story about a man and a woman. They were on a train. It was a trans- continental train trip. And the man's wife was at home, and the woman's husband was at home. And they were on this business trip. And it was an...

by Clarence E. Macartney

That is the story of the trial of Peter: how Christ transformed a man of clay into a stone. The geologist tells us that much of the rock that now forms the surface of the earth was once clay. So every human soul has in it the capacity, under divine grace, to become a redeemed soul, to become a character and personality upon whom...

by Claude Thomas

We all know that the trials of life are real. Sometimes we face them with fear and trembling ... sometimes with confidence and assurance. Yet, God informs us that regardless of the nature of the trial, we can praise God for the promised triumph. Such is the significance of Psalm 21. This Psalm constitutes a praise for the...

by Jerry Vines

Mel Gibson's movie, The Passion of the Christ, has to be one of the most amazing turn of events I have ever witnessed in my ministry. As result of the production and the showing of this movie, at this current time, the name of Jesus Christ is on the lips of people all over the world. The movie has also been a source of controversy. We do...

by Chris Walls

There are many things in this world that are counterfeited. I was reading an article just this week of a teacher and his students in Georgia who had counterfeited money and passed it out at their school. We have counterfeit clothing and jewelry. I went to Mexico one year and bought a watch. It is a nice looking watch and I...