Sermon Illustrations about Sadness

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Joyless Christians

The glum, sour faces of many Christians. ... They rather give the impression that, instead of coming from the Father's joyful banquet, they have just ...


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Many Faces of Grief

Author Edgar Jackson poignantly describes grief:

Grief is a young widow trying to raise her three children, alone. Grief is the man so filled with shocked ...


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Post-Holiday Depression

W. H. Auden has written a beautiful poem in which he speaks about the tension of the time being, which, he says, is the most trying time of all: Now we ...


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Parents Make Happy Holidays

I'm lucky my parents have stayed together. Unlike so many of my friends, I've never had to cry on a holiday.


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Zig Ziglar Finds God's Comfort

Zig Ziglar writes:

The longest 24 hours of my life were those after my daughter's death. When making the funeral arrangements with her husband and his ...

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Stopping Death

Rex Humbard tells the story of a woman who was released from the hospital after extensive rounds of therapy failed to turn back the progress of a deadly ...


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Sharing Grief in Times of Loss

Not long after my six-month-old daughter Hope died, I was at a cosmetics counter buying some mascara. "Will this mascara run down my face when I cry?" ...


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Why Some Weep in Church

When I was eight years old, doctors diagnosed my youngest sister with a life-threatening neuromuscular disease. Not long after this my father began weeping ...


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"Citizen Kane": The Pain of Loss

Citizen Kane, directed by Orson Welles, traces the life of fictional newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane (played by Welles) from childhood to his deathbed. ...


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People Pay for a Place to Cry

One of the most popular bars in the Chinese city of Nanjing sports only a sofa, a few tables, and tissues—a lot of tissues. The AFP news service reports ...


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