Sermon outline: This is an abbreviated outline with the complete sermon downloadable at the bottom of the post.
Text: Jeremiah 17:5–8
Title: The Postman (Trials)
Introduction: Have you ever found yourself frustrated at the one who brought you bad news rather than trying to understand the one from whom the news originated? In other words, have you ever been frustrated with the postman?
I. Look beyond the Postman, Package, or Problem—Job Saw the Providence of God
II. Look past the Delivery to the Deliverer
III. God Knows Exactly What Package You Need, When You Need It
Conclusion: What giant of a postman are you facing today? Has he arrived carrying a package that you are unwilling to accept? Maybe that package remains even today at your front door and God is asking you to sign for it, to receive it, and to bless God for sending it, whatever it may be.