It amazes me to think that people who are 15 years old were not alive when the events of 9/11 devastated our world. It’s even possible that those who are now 20 years old don’t remember that day, where they were, or what they were doing. Even though many of us can vividly remember the events of that day, time is moving on. We cannot change that fact, or stop that from occurring. How do we continue to move forward, while remembering and honoring the fallen and those affected?

Let’s focus on a character quality of God that can carry us through the best of times, and yes, even the worst of times: the goodness of God. We should worship God and preach on this subject, sharing this character quality of God with the world. Let’s always keep in mind that many people in the world today experience tragic events like this, or worse, on a constant, regular basis. We need to proclaim the goodness of God to a lost and hurting world.

I encourage you to focus in on this quality of God and teach your congregation through the Word and worship that even through the darkest times, God can be trusted and worshiped, for He is good. Here are a few verses, sermon outlines, and media to assist you with this topic. Let these verses encourage your own hearts as you consider how your sermon or worship service will center around that characteristic of God.


And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
– Romans 8:28

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
– 1 Peter 2:2-3

The LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, And He knows those who take refuge in Him.
– Nahum 1:7

Use these Scriptures for encouragement and study as you consider this topic of God’s goodness.


September 11th: In Remembrance by Daniel Rodgers
In this sermon, Daniel Rodgers walks us through the 7th chapter of Ecclesiastes and explains to us Solomon’s wisdom found in mourning and sorrow. This is an excellent sermon for helping us to understand life during tragic times.

The Healing of America by Terry Hallock
One month after the events of 9/11, Terry Hallock recognized the spiritual hunger in people who were previously not interested in God. He addresses this hunger in this sermon by focusing on 2 Chronicles 7 and the need for healing in America.

Our Hiding Place by Roger Thomas
In this hope-filled sermon, Roger Thomas encourages us to know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that God is our hiding place, our rock, our refuge in the midst of the storm. This is a powerful sermon to remind our congregation of the goodness and love of God.


9/11: On That Day by Skit Guys Studios

9/11: What We Learned by Igniter Media

Remember by ChurchMediaPro


Remembering by Shift Worship

Memorial Badge by Playback Media

Wheat Field Golden by Graceway Media

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