Sermons for Disasters

& Troubled Times

Click the Links below to see homiletical responses to these situations:

Situation 1. Hurricanes and Other Natural Disasters
Nehemiah 2:18 After the Storm, Hurricane Sandy (Bergland)
Matthew 6:25-33 Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and Other Such Things (McLarty)
Matthew 20:1-16 Response to Hurricane Ike (Malveaux)
Matthew 21:23-32 Hurricane Ike (Bedingfield)
Matthew 20:20-28 Just Keep Swimming-Hurricane Katrina (Hazelrig)
Luke 4:14-21 Riveting Words-Hurricane Katrina (Lostetter)
Luke 21:25-33 Katrina Victims Memorial Service (Wigmore)
John 6:1-13 Jesus Feeds the Thousands-Hurricane Katrina (Hazelrig)
Romans 12.9-21 Katrina Sermon (Guernsey)
Other Disasters
Psalm 23 Storm Children (London)
Exodus 3:1-15 Response to Cedar Falls Flood (Howell)
Psalm 121 Where Does the Love of God Go? (Brettell) Haiti earthquake
Mark 13:1-8 The Best of Times, the Worst of Times (Nolan)
Situation 2. Shootings and Other Violent Acts
Matthew 18:21-22 9/11 + 7×70: A Formula for Forgiveness (Sellery)
John 14:21-27 Fearful – 9/11 (Hyde)
Romans 8:22-39 Post 9/11 (Briner)
2 Corinthians 5:14-21 Where Were You on 9-11 (McLarty)
School shootings
Matthew 6:13, Thoughts on Littleton (Donovan)
John 10:22-30 Response to Virginia Tech Shootings (Guernsey)
Matthew 2:13-18 What Are You Afraid Of, Herod? (Hoffacker)
Romans 8:31-39 This Is Not Camelot-Newton school shooting (Burr)
Various texts A Voice for the Gloom-Newton school shooting (Griffen)
Luke 3:7-18 What Should We Do?-Newton school shooting (Stephens)
John 1:1-18 When God's Heart Breaks-Newton school shooting (Miller)
Matthew 2:16-23 Hope Amid Heartbreak-Newton shooting (Dr. Michael Brown)
Shootings and other violent acts
John 10:22-30, I Know Ewe (London)
John 20:1-18 I Am the Voice of the Tomb (Klingensmith)
Matthew 2:1-12 A Light to the Nations (Kelley)
Pray for Charleston (Donovan)
A Lament for Charleston (Blaisdell)
Situation 3. Troubled Times & PersonalCrises
Troubled times
Psalm 23 Storm Children (London)
Job 1:1; 2:1-10 When Bad Things Happen to Good People (Stevenson)
Psalm 37 Trusting God in Troubled Times (Smith)
Lamentations 3:23-33 The Faithfulness of God (McLarty)
Habakkuk 1.1-4, 13 Unanswered Prayer (Anders)
Luke 13:1-5 When Bad Things Happen to Good People (McLarty)
Luke 21:25-36 Purple Rain, Purple Reign (London)
Philippians 3-4 Rejoicing in the Midst of Tough Times (Cooper)
Mark 7:24-37 Stronger at the Broken Places (Nolan)
Sadness, depression, anxiety, fear
Psalm 22 Dealing with Sadness (Bowen)
Mark 4:35-41 He Will Not Let You Perish (Brettell)
Psalm 23 Faith for Personal Crises (McLarty)
Situation 4. Financial Issues & Tough Times
Recession, financial hardship
Luke 3:15-22 Good News Is Bad News Is Good News (McLarty)
Matthew 22:1-14 Golden Calves – response to economic crisis (Cook)
Matthew 20:1-16 Accepting the Grace of God (Garrity)
Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 Goal: Eliminate Extreme Poverty & Hunger (Garrity)
Tough times
Mark 1:12-15 Wilderness Time (Slater)