Sermons For Troubled Times

Sermons for Troubled Times: The rate at which the world is changing is unprecedented in human history. The things that we once took for granted are going away right in front of our eyes, and those that have been taken from us might never come back. There is however hope. Even in these trying times, God has promised in His word that He will never leave or forsake us. He will reveal to us what He wants us to do in order to be ready for whatever happens next when we turn to Him and seek His plan for our life.

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Let me share with you some of the things I’ve learned about how to pray when it seems like there’s no way out:

  • Ask God to guide your thoughts. No matter what you’re going through right now, there’s someone else who’s going through something worse—and they need your help! Pray that God will give you wisdom as He leads you towards them so that you can show them His love.
  • Pray for others’ needs instead of yours. It’s easy to get caught up in ourselves during hard times—but if we do this, then we miss out on opportunities to help others

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Peace in Troubled Times – Sermon Preview for September 15 | Faith Baptist  Church

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Times of trouble.

Sometimes life can be hard. Sometimes we get into trouble, and find ourselves asking questions that seem impossible to answer. In times like these, we need faith—and I don’t mean just any kind of faith. We need the kind of faith that comes from God and his Son, Jesus Christ.

I believe there are three things that can help us through our times of trouble: The Holy Ghost (or the Spirit), the Atonement (or Jesus’ sacrifice for us), and humility.

We express appreciation for the gift of His divine counsel through the power of the Holy Ghost, the First Presidency taught. Additionally, they preached that the only way to gain spiritual wisdom or direct revelation from God is to regularly converse with Him in prayer and Bible study in order to align our minds with His. This entails having a solid witness regarding everything related to salvation and eternal life by accepting what was atoned for on our behalf by Jesus Christ at Calvary when He was crucified on Golgotha Hill outside of Jerusalem in the years AD 33–34 while being scourged with whips, nailed to a cross made out of two pieces of olive wood, and beaten with reed rods.

The Holy Ghost and the gift of faith.

Our comforter is the Holy Spirit. He can help us feel at ease and alleviate our concerns. He will give us instructions on what to say, what to do, and when to take action. God bestows the gift of faith through the Holy Spirit. Faith is having confidence in what we cannot see but know to be true because God has said it out or it is recorded in His word. Let me explain how the gift of faith operates.

Let’s say you’re now experiencing a terrible time; perhaps a loved one has abandoned you, or perhaps the expenses are mounting and there seems to be no way out. Your thoughts begin to race with concerns such as, “What will happen if I lose my job?” What if I never recover from this sorrow? Then you feel depressed because it seems like there is no hope, and there is no hope unless…

The Savior knows our suffering and is strengthened by it.

God is our father and knows our suffering. The Savior suffered for us, so He can succor us in our affliction. God’s commandments are for the benefit of all of us; by keeping them we can have faith and obedience in God’s commandments. The Savior can strengthen us to endure whatever trial comes upon us, even if it be death itself (Mosiah 18:9-10).

The Savior, the judge, and the atonement.

The Savior, the judge, and the atonement.

The central point of this lesson is that Jesus Christ is both Savior and Judge, who provided an atonement for all mankind through his death on the cross. The following scriptures provide examples of difficult times in which people found strength in their faith in Christ:

  • Alma 5:52-53: “And it came to pass that they did humble themselves before God; and behold he did soften the hearts of them all.”
  • 1 Corinthians 11:31: “For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.”
  • 1 Nephi 4-5 (quotes from Isaiah 29): “Believe in Christ…that ye may be raised unto life eternal.”

The power of humility in our lives.

Humility is a virtue. It’s a choice, it’s a blessing, and it’s the gateway to all other virtues. Humility is an attitude and a goal—a way of being that we can live by and strive towards each day. But why should we choose humility? How does humility benefit our lives? What does it mean to be humble in today’s society?

We gain from humility because it enables us to see ourselves as God does: as flawed beings who are not deserving of praise for their own sake but who are yet loved by God because He made them in His likeness. A humble person understands that despite his or her efforts to achieve success or acquire monetary goods, and even if they are successful, they will never be able to fully compensate God for all the benefits that have been given to them (and those who have been lost). Thus, humility enables us to appreciate everything we already possess rather than concentrating only on what we do not yet own (or what someone else has).

The Atonement and effectiveness in tribulation.

The following are some practical suggestions for those who seek to preach during times of trouble:

  • Begin with a strong statement. It’s best to state your point clearly and early in the sermon, but if you are preaching on an Old Testament text, you may want to wait until later in the sermon before referencing it so as not to confuse the audience by making them think this is something new.
  • Have a thesis statement. This is what you’re trying to prove through all that follows in your message—it should be short yet comprehensive enough that even those who haven’t read any of your other sermons will have no problem understanding what’s being said here today!
  • Refer frequently back to scripture whenever possible because it doesn’t matter how eloquent or charismatic you are; people still need proof that what they’re hearing has been sanctioned by God Himself (or Herself).
  • Finish strong! Have an ending where everything comes together seamlessly and makes perfect sense – even if there were moments when things felt like they might fall apart completely earlier on during delivery.”

Your burdens can be made light.

When you are burdened, you can find peace in these ways:

  • Prayer
  • The Atonement of Jesus Christ
  • Obedience to God’s commands
  • Faith in Christ and the Holy Ghost

During trouble you can have faith and obedience to God’s commandments

You can have faith and obedience to God’s commandments. In the midst of trouble, you can trust that God has a plan for you, that he knows what is best for your life, and that he will help you succeed in this world.

As long as you keep the commandments and live righteously, you will be able to overcome any problems or difficulties that come your way. Here are some scriptures from the Book of Mormon that can help strengthen your faith during difficult times:

  • Mosiah 24:15 says “And king Benjamin had caused his people that they should assemble themselves together throughout all this land [of Zarahemla], every man according to his family, kindreds, tongues and nations.”
  • Alma 7:11–12 says “Now it came to pass after many days there were robbers among them again; therefore they did assemble themselves together in bodies throughout … Helam; … And behold! O how beautiful were their clothes! And their armor was exceedingly fine.”

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