Preaching Outline: Balm of Gilead

Published On: 13 de January de 2024Categories: preaching model

Biblical Text Used: Jeremiah 8:22 – “Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no doctor there? Why then has the daughter of my people not been healed?”

Brief introduction:
In the search for healing and comfort, we find in Scripture the powerful metaphor of the “Balm of Gilead.” This sermon outline will explore the deep meaning of this spiritual balm, highlighting how we can find healing and restoration in the midst of adversity.

Outline Objective:
The purpose of this preaching is to encourage believers to seek the Balm of Gilead in their lives, recognizing it as a source of spiritual healing in times of pain and suffering.

Central Theme:
Balm of Gilead: Finding Healing in Divine Promises


  1. The Need for Divine Healing
    • The wound of sin
    • The emotional void

Supporting Verse: Psalm 147:3 – “Heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

  1. The Source of Healing: Balm of Gilead
    • Biblical symbolism
    • The abundance of grace

Supporting Verse: Jeremiah 30:17 – “For I will restore health to you and heal your wounds, says the Lord.”

  1. The Balm Application Process
    • Repentance and confession
    • Trust in God’s promises

Supporting Verse: 1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

  1. Healing as a Testimony
    • Sharing healing experiences
    • Inspiring others to seek the Balm

Supporting Verse: Psalm 107:20 – “He sent His Word, and healed them; and delivered them from what was deadly to them.”

  1. Staying Strong in the Balm
    • Persisting in faith
    • Avoiding relapses

Supporting Verse: Colossians 1:23 – “If indeed you remain grounded and firm in the faith and do not let yourselves fall away from the hope of the gospel that you heard.”

  1. Communion as Shared Balm
    • The importance of the church
    • Helping each other heal

Supporting Verse: Galatians 6:2 – “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

  1. The Curiosity of Those Who Observe
    • Drawing Others to the Balm
    • Living as living witnesses

Supporting Verse: Matthew 5:16 – “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”

  1. A Final Promise of Eternal Cure
    • O Balsam to eternal life
    • The fullness of healing in Christ

Supporting Verse: Revelation 21:4 – “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death, nor mourning, nor outcry, nor pain, for the former things have passed away.”

As we apply the Balm of Gilead to our lives, we experience not only present healing but also the hope of eternal healing. May we trust in divine promises and share this balm with a world longing for restoration.

When to Use This Outline:
This outline is appropriate for worship services, Bible studies, or counseling times where an emphasis on spiritual healing and seeking the Balm of Gilead is relevant. It is especially useful in situations where the congregation faces challenges and needs encouragement and hope.

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Written by : Ministério Veredas Do IDE

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