Sermons on Sadness


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Preaching on Sadness? Browse these sermons to find fresh ideas.

Hope Through the Night
Hope Through the Night

Introduction

Let's consider the Psalm where our God tells us that lament is appropriate but never the final word—never the final word—as we ...


We can name our pain and pray in our pain before God.


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Meditation for a Fallen Police Officer
Meditation for a Fallen Police Officer

Editor's Note: In the early morning hours of Christmas Eve 2012, police officer Jennifer Sebena was gunned down while on patrol. She was killed by ...


In times of deep crisis the Bible offers even deeper words of encouragement.


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Rachel Weeping
Rachel Weeping

The story behind the sermon (by Ken Langley)

Pastors struggle to find a fresh word at Christmas. We also struggle with expressing authentic sermonic lament ...


Inconsolable weeping meets Christ's unfathomable comfort.


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Finding God in the Dark

Introduction

Surely you know the Chronicles of Narnia movies, right? Well, those movies actually come from children's novels written by C. S. Lewis. The ...


By bringing our laments to God, we engage God and declare our trust in him.


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Torn by Pain

Introduction

In 1997 Sara McLachlan wrote a song entitled "Dear God." It's a searing complaint against God—raw, brutally honest, and irreverent. ...


Humans need to lament their losses.


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For Those Who Are Disappointed

Will you agree with me that the Christmas season is the most , time of the year? Would you also agree with me that the Christmas season can be the ...


Our expectations are fully realized in the complete work of Jesus.


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