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  • Gideon; From Despondency To Defiance

    Contributed by John Lowe on Oct 7, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,419 views

    Gideon is a good example of despondency. He was so terrorized by the Midianites that he threshed wheat in a winepress—the worst place for that task.

    Gideon; From Despondency to Defiance Judges 6:1-7:23 Hebrews 11 is often called God’s “HALL OF FAME.” In this chapter we find a character with whom we can identify. His name is GIDEON. Gideon’s name is found in verse 32. A phrase in verse 34 especially ...read more

  • Gideon: From Despondency To Defiance Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Aug 18, 2003
    based on 226 ratings
     | 30,228 views

    Out of weakness Gideon was made strong.

    [I used a sermon by Stuart Briscoe in Nelson’s Annual Preacher’s Sourcebook (2003) as a starting point for this sermon.] Hebrews 11 is often called God’s “HALL OF FAME.” In this chapter we find a character with whom we can identify. His name is GIDEON. Gideon’s name is found in verse 32. ...read more

  • Permission To Feel Despondent Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 15, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,140 views

    In Psalm 88, God gives us permission to be fully human, to face the realties of misery rather than deny them, and to pour our complaints, despondency, and miseries before Him in prayer.

  • "Better Off Dead” Series

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Sep 8, 2019
     | 2,051 views

    Job's real crisis is faith, not suffering. In the midst of disaster, God can grant us peace. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info)

    “Better Off Dead” Reading: Job chapter 3 verses 20-26 SERMON OUTLINE: Four Points: Job asks a question (3:11,12,16,20&23) Job struggles with his faith (3:1-26) Job has some company (2:11) Job big issue (3:1-26) Three Lessons: When the days are dark, look for the light (vs 20-23). When the ...read more

  • Singin' The Blues Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Mar 22, 2021
     | 807 views

    Even the emotion of sadness is given to us by God for our good. But what should we do when sadness turns into despondency and depression? These three biblical examples show us what to do.

  • Surprised By Joy

    Contributed by David Nolte on Mar 31, 2020
     | 1,262 views

    Not all surprises are pleasant/

    Surprised By Joy John 19:17-30 David P. Nolte (Due to coronavirus, this sermon will be broadcast via fm radio during “drive-in-church” at a venue with adequate parking). Life is full of surprises. Not all surprises are pleasant ones, though. You’ll believe that when you step on the ...read more

  • 7. Displeasure Series

    Contributed by Grant Adams on Nov 29, 2020
     | 252 views

    Jonah's displeasure was a deep despondence with God saving the Ninevites.

    Chapter 4 tells us once again, Jonah is the type of person who never does anything halfhearted. If he is going to disobey as in chapter one, he's going to do a good job at it again. I. The Surprise at His Displeasure 1. It is hard to believe. Verse 1 2. We expect the world and the Devil to be ...read more

  • Surviving Life's Dark Times Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 27, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 7,900 views

    Life’s dark times can pull us in all directions and produce all sorts of feelings; we must cling God during those bleak experiences.

    Surviving Life’s Dark Times (Jeremiah 20:1-18) 1. After Jeremiah’s trip to the pottery shop, he had been commanded to assemble the elders and leaders of the city and smash a completed piece of pottery to pieces before them. Then he preached a message that God was going to do just that with ...read more

  • The Book Of The Generations Of Adam. Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Oct 12, 2018
     | 2,739 views

    In one sense, chapter 5 is one of the most discouraging and despondent chapters in the Bible. The reason is that it is like walking through a cemetery.

    October 15, 2013 Commentary on the Book of Genesis By: Tom Lowe Lesson I.C.5: The Book of the Generations of Adam. (Genesis 5.1-32) Introduction In the first section of the book of Genesis (chapters 1-11), we have world events—first the creation, then the fall, and now the flood in chapters ...read more

  • From Sighing To Singing

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Jul 27, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,519 views

    What Do I Do When I Am Discouraged - Lonely - Despondent - Helpless Unassisted - No One Cares - Desperate - Without Hope - Frustrated - Depressed

    PS. 13 Sun. Mar.14/93 FROM SIGHING TO SINGING Discouraged - Lonely - Despondent - Helpless Unassisted - No One Cares - Desperate - Without Hope - Frustrated - Depressed - 14 million sq. km of desolation - a cold beyond imagination - high -45 C - a world ...read more

  • Restore Your Broken Relationship With Your Spouse! Series

    Contributed by Shaila Touchton on Dec 11, 2020
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,182 views

    Most relationships experience issues and clashes at some point or another. In miserable relationships, the main cause of despondency is an absence of unconditional love and acknowledgment.

    Most relationships experience issues and clashes at some point or another. In miserable relationships, the main cause of despondency is an absence of unconditional love and acknowledgment. Controlling, requesting an unreasonable desire are only manifestations of that cause. Many times, we should ...read more

  • The Rock—his Revelation.

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Jul 2, 2021
     | 318 views

    The 16th century theologian Martin Luther once experience a long period of worry and despondency. One day his wife dressed in black mourning clothes...

    The Rock—His Revelation. Psalm 27:1-8, 14NKJV A dear Christian lady was close to death when her minister came to visit her. He softy asked, “Sister, are you sinking?” She looked at him in disbelief and said nothing. Again he said, “Sister are you sinking?” She still could not believe that he would ...read more

  • Expand Your Destiny

    Contributed by Jeff Van Wyk on Sep 20, 2012
    based on 7 ratings
     | 10,649 views

    There are so many Christians today who are discouraged and despondent because they feel they are barren and producing nothing in their lives. They seemingly experience the same cycles of failures and struggles. Prophetically, this is the time to star

  • Life At The Back Of The Cave

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Feb 15, 2019
    based on 3 ratings
     | 9,265 views

    How shall we respond when despondent or depressed? God may allow trials in order to drive us to Him. This study of Elijah's downfall seeks to encourage those who are depressed.

    “[Elijah] came to a cave and lodged in it. And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said to him, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?’ He said, ‘I have been very jealous for the LORD, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and ...read more

  • Running On Empty Series

    Contributed by Tim Diack on Feb 4, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,503 views

    Naomi returns to Bethlehem despondent and embittered by sorrow and loss. What she fails to see, is what we often miss as well – that God is already at work behind the scenes!

    Running On Empty - Ruth 1:19-22 - February 3, 2013 Series: From Heartache to Hope – The Redemption of Ruth - #3 As some of you will know, I have a sister. She lives in Calgary, and has a growing family of her own, so we don’t see each other very often – certainly not as ...read more