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  • Mournful Series

    Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Feb 14, 2006
    based on 23 ratings
     | 2,808 views

    An 8 week series on the characteristics every Christian is called to possess as citizens of God’s kingdom.

    Be- Attitudes January 15, 2006 Matthew 5:4 Story: On a visit overseas, a wealthy man was fascinated w/ a powerful microscope that allowed him to study the petals of a flower. He was amazed at their beauty and detail, so he decided to purchase a microscope and take it home. He ...read more

  • Blessing In Mourning

    Contributed by Dan Santiago on Feb 4, 2006
    based on 25 ratings
     | 5,496 views

    Mourning could be a means to blessing.

    INTRODUCTION ILLUSTRATION JONI EARECKSON TADA said, “You don’t have to be alone in your hurt! Comfort is yours. Joy is an option and it’s all been made possible by your SAVIOR Jesus Christ. He went without comfort so you might have it. He postponed joy so you might share in it. He willingly ...read more

  • House Of Mourning Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 8, 2003
    based on 56 ratings
     | 4,901 views

    One of God’s purposes for our lives is that we enjoy them., but it is not the ONLY purpose. He wants to deepen us, and that comes not so much from joy as it does facing the sober realities of life. Facing life’s realities opens us up to receive wisdom,

    Sober Thoughts and Balanced Living OR What Does A Mature Person Look Like? (Ecclesiastes 7:1-22) 1. The gift of enjoyment is a wonderful gift. 2. But remember that from chapter 3, “a time to weep and a time to laugh.” 3. We have to take the good with the bad; like Job, we have to say, ...read more

  • A Season Of Mourning Series

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Mar 30, 2001
    based on 86 ratings
     | 6,428 views

    The hope of the Christian is not that we will never experience grief or sorrow. Our hope and confidence is that when we do, Christ will strengthen and comfort us.

    This is week two of a series of messages on the topic of “seasons” in the Christian life. What’s a season? A season is a period of time, long or short, when our lives tend to be dominated by one particular issue. For instance, last week, we looked at “waiting” as one of these seasons. The purpose ...read more

  • A Nation In Mourning

    Contributed by L. Durham on Sep 14, 2001
    based on 140 ratings
     | 1,859 views

    A sermon addressing the Sept. 11 tragedy.

    A Nation in Mourning Biblical Text: 1 Thess. 4: 13-14 “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in ...read more

  • Mourning The End Of Summer

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Aug 20, 2005
    based on 45 ratings
     | 8,821 views

    We come to points in our lives when it appears to be too late to do what we felt called to do. Our problem is that we have expected God to do for us what we would not do ourselves. But the good news is that God is an empowering healer.

    “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore – and then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over – like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load; or does it just explode?” Langston Hughes, poet of the Harlem ...read more

  • Blessed Are Those Who Mourn Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jul 30, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 2,629 views

    Jesus: Friend of Sinners, Part 2 of 7.

    BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO MOURN (LK. 7:36-50) I had known for quite a while an elderly man who had two sons. The older son was the valedictorian of his school, a researcher at a Forbes 500 company, and a visiting professor at a graduate school. The younger son paled in comparison; he was an average ...read more

  • Comfort Those Who Mourn Series

    Contributed by Steve Mason on Aug 1, 2002
    based on 1,148 ratings
     | 136,391 views

    Funeral message that can easily be adapted and used

    JULY 16TH, 2002 JAY McCLELLAN I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR COMING HERE THIS MORNING TO EXPRESS YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT. YOUR PRESENCE HERE IS A TRIBUTE TO JAY. PRAY ….. I WANT TO BEGIN BY SAYING HOW SORRY I AM FOR YOUR LOSS TODAY -I WISH I COULD TAKE YOUR SORROW AWAY, BUT IKNOW ...read more

  • Blessed Are Those Who Mourn Series

    Contributed by Frank Lay on Oct 12, 2004
    based on 76 ratings
     | 15,887 views

    The first step of a blessed life is the recognition that we are poor in spirit, that we have a deep need in our lives, a need caused by our sin. The second step is to mourn over our sin.

    BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO MOURN Matthew 5:4 The first beatitude confronted us with our deep need. "Blessed are the poor in spirit." The first step towards God is the recognition that we are sinners in desperate need of a Savior. That idea is frowned upon by the world today. However it is the ...read more

  • After Christmas Mourning

    Contributed by Jefferson Williams on Feb 9, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,484 views

    An expostion of David’s time of discourgement in the cave of Adullam from Psalm 142.

    After Christmas Mourning…Psalm 142 Pastor Jeff Williams 12-26-04 After Christmas Mounring…. Yesterday started earlier than I would have liked. Our two wide-eyed dreamers got up before sunrise to see what was under the tree. Maxine and I stumbled out of bed and tried to corral Josh and ...read more

  • Giving Thanks In The Mourning

    Contributed by Philip Grose on Nov 24, 2004
    based on 74 ratings
     | 3,285 views

    We all struggle with the sin in our lives. Some days we wonder how we will ever measure up to the standards that God has commanded in his holy word. Paul came to the conclusion that it is only through Christ Jesus our Lord that we can hold on and propse

    “Giving Thanks in the mourning” The residents of Lane County, on the Oregon coast, woke up one morning to a devastating find. A forty-five foot, eight ton pacific grey whale had died and washed up on the beach near the town of Florence. It had been a while since such a large whale had washed ...read more

  • Joy Comes In The Mourning

    Contributed by R Davis on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 64 ratings
     | 1,805 views

    Main Idea: We can find hope, love and faith in the words spoken by the angel on that first Resurrection Sunday. Interrogative: Is there a message for today us in the words spoken by the angel on that first Resurrection Sunday? I. Background (vv. 1-5) II. A Word That Gives Hope. (v. ...read more

  • Call Me In The Mourning Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on May 15, 2008
    based on 11 ratings
     | 8,172 views

    God gives favor to those with heavy hearts by offering them His comfort. I. Those Who Mourn the Departed Can Find Comfort in Christ. II. Those Who Mourn their own Failure Can Find Comfort in Christ. III. Those Who Mourn the Oppressed Can Bring Comfort Thr

    Living in the Father’s Favor: Call Me in the Mourning Intro: One could argue that nearly all adults and many children are in some stage of grief right now. I don’t know anyone who reaches adulthood without experiencing some level of loss or disappointment. Yes, we try to deal with it and move ...read more

  • The Gladness Of Sadness Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Mar 24, 2004
    based on 49 ratings
     | 14,340 views

    In one of the most profound, and paradoxical texts in the Bible, Jesus declares in Matthew 5:4: “Blessed are those who mourn; for they will be comforted.”

    The Gladness of Sadness I like to begin my messages with something that makes us laugh when I can (though some of you probably wouldn’t necessarily call it humor). As we approach the second Beatitude however, I realize that frivolity isn’t called for today. In fact, this character quality is ...read more

  • Beauty For Ashes, Joy For Mourning, Praise For Heaviness.

    Contributed by Thomas Dibble on May 22, 2003
    based on 355 ratings
     | 179,958 views

    God will console those who mourn in Zion. There is enough of God to comfort all who mourn around the world. But his word specifically states those in Zion or those in God’s house are going to get God’s attention.

    The Bible speaks of the Holy Ghost as being the comforter. Aren’t you glad for the spirit of the Lord? He is the comforter. In our scripture text it says that God would appoint, or as the NKJV says, God would console those who mourn in Zion. There is enough of God to comfort all who mourn ...read more