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  • Discouragement

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Apr 12, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,554 views

    Physically, the demands of the ministry were sometimes almost more than Paul could bear (1:8;11:23 27). However, even more draining were the spiritual demands (7:5;11:28 29). He reflects on these experiences in this passage and tells why, though discoura

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: Larry Olsen describes a man lost in the desert: “He has been out of food and water for days. His lips are swollen, his tongue is swollen, he’s all beat up and bloody. Some of his bones are almost peeking through. He has been scraped and beat up by the cactus, sand and ...read more

  • Discouragement

    Contributed by Tom Feola on Jun 29, 2012
     | 2,155 views

    How to overcome Discouragement

    Discouragement Discouragement, we all have times of it. It comes at some of the weirdest time and we have to all fight it. Some seem to get it more than others, yet it doesn’t make us more or less spiritual. It’s a battle and we see that people in the Bible fought it and the word ...read more

  • Discouraged Series

    Contributed by Maurice Mccarthy on Apr 23, 2012
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,974 views

    10 times their own people sought to discourage them. The need to fight discouragement, especially when its the "burden bearers," who are in trouble. The burden bearers are those who usually do the work.

    Dis-couraged Last week we preached on Handling dirty laundry. We said that one dictionary says that the name Sanballat means: sin has given life to. Sin will give life to condemnation, discouragement, alienation etc. The cure is twofold: Stop sinning, and 2. learn how to deal with your dirty ...read more

  • Discouragement

    Contributed by Jeffrey Cox on Sep 16, 2003
    based on 15 ratings
     | 3,596 views

    Sometimes Christians become discouraged, or lose heart, because of any number of reasons. If untreated, this can cause you to just give up and fade back into where you came from: the world.

    . Sometimes Christians become discourages, or lose heart, because of any number of reasons. Some of these are listed below. If untreated, they can cause you to just give up and fade back into where you came from: the world. II. Reasons for being discouraged: A. REASON #1: Bad things are ...read more

  • Discouraged?

    Contributed by John Mccormack on Feb 16, 2015
     | 1,906 views

    THIS STUDY ADDRESSES DISCOURAGING LIFE ISSUES.

    DISCOURAGED? OBSERVATION: THE BOOK OF PSALMS IS A COLLECTION OF 150 POEMS WRITTEN BY VARIOUS AUTHORS THROUGHOUT ISRAEL’S HISTORY. EVERY HUMAN EMOTION IS EXPRESSED IN THE PSALMS. KING DAVID PENNED HALF OF THE PSALMS. SOME ARE UNNAMED AND SOME NAMED BY VARIOUS WRITERS. THIS STUDY ...read more

  • Discouragement

    Contributed by Hugh W. Davidson on Sep 27, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,018 views

    Dealing with the discouraging situations in life.

    When our two kids John and Caitlin who are now in their twenties were only about three and four Sally and I bought them a book and we used to read it to them almost every night. Now, I know you’re probably thinking it was a Bible and we did read that but this one was called, Alexander and the ...read more

  • The Landmine Of Discouragement Series

    Contributed by Ken Pettigrew on Mar 24, 2007
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,924 views

    The power of encouragement in the daily life of the believer. When we are presented with a challenge, and everything we know has been taken from us, we must stand on faith and follow the direction of God, without the involvement of our emotions.

    The Landmine of Discouragement I Samuel 30:1-6 David was distressed for the people spake of stoning him. There have been plenty of times in our lives where we are discouraged. We get distressed for various reasons. Sometimes it is because we are under attack. Other times it is because ...read more

  • Do Not Be Discouraged

    Contributed by William Nieporte on Nov 19, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,142 views

    When God is involved, the future is always better than the past.

    Have you ever felt nostalgic for the good old days? Have you ever experienced a longing and yearning for the way things use to be? I remember once visiting in a home of a family with a young child. The parents of this young boy had just converted his room from being that of a toddler to that ...read more

  • Discourager Or Encourager

    Contributed by Mark Roper on Nov 30, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,568 views

    We live in a world where people are finding themselves being put down, rejected and held back in so many ways. We must help them find Jesus so they can discover themselves.

    DISCOURAGER OR ENCOURAGER 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Sunday, July 28, 2002 In the book "Growing Deep in the Christian life", there’s a great story explaining how we face opposition. It tells about a man getting ready to make an around-the-world voyage in his homemade boat. Without exception ...read more

  • The Fruit Of Discouragement

    Contributed by Brian Matherlee on Dec 9, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,084 views

    How negative attitutdes damage people

    THE FRUIT OF DISCOURAGEMENT May 17, 2009 Pastor Brian Matherlee What are the reasons for your discouragement? Perception that: • It’s taking too long (Abraham) • It’s not fair (Jonah) • I’m all alone (Elijah) • It’s not possible (Thomas) • Maybe they’re right (two blind men on the road ...read more

  • Beating Discouragement

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Sep 30, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,429 views

    victory in Christ

    Intro: there is a commercial on television where a man is pouring out his heart to a counselor in English, only to have the counselor respond back to him in French. Many times people come to church with a need for practical preaching, and they get deep theological studies that no one can ...read more

  • Dealing With Discouragement

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Apr 5, 2006
    based on 184 ratings
     | 12,968 views

    Worn out - Weighted down - Wasting away. This describes many Christians today. But Nehemiah shows how to keep battling and building for the cause! Link included to formatted text, handout, and PowerPoint Template.

    Dealing with Discouragement Nehemiah 4:7-10 Ill.—devil’s auction. He decided to sell all his tools. Lust had a high price on it, so did pride, arrogance, envy, bitterness. But one tool was off to the side and said ‘not for sale.’ It was the tool of discouragement! As the people of God ...read more

  • The Spirit Of Discouragement

    Contributed by Chad Prather on Oct 6, 2002
    based on 58 ratings
     | 11,549 views

    The Jebusites were an Old Testament enemy of Israel and represent the spirit of discouragement

    Seven Nations Greater Than You (Part 7) Overcoming the Obstacles to Your Destiny The Jebusites - The Spirit of Discouragement Josh. 3:10; I Sam. 30:1-8 Jebusite - Heb. - “Trodden down.” They represent the spirit of discouragement. Over 17 million people are clinically depressed ...read more

  • Rx For Discouragement Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Nov 19, 2011
     | 2,616 views

    If we want to overcome discouragement and despair, then we must believe the good news, believe God’s Word, and be with God’s people on a regular basis.

    An optimist and a pessimist were at the coffee shop where the optimist commented, “Isn’t this a wonderful, bright, sunny day?” The pessimist replied, “Yea, but if it doesn’t stop soon, all the grass, flowers and crops will dry up. Two days later, it’s ...read more

  • Dealing With Discouragement

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on Jun 13, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,893 views

    When we are discouraged, we need to focus on God, not ourselves.

    Dealing With Discouragement January 11, 2009 Evening Service Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK Rick Boyne Message Point: When we are discouraged, we need to focus on God, not ourselves. Focus Passage: I Kings 19:1-21 Introduction: Discouragement is dissatisfaction with the past, ...read more