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  • Discouragement

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Apr 12, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,556 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 Jeffrey Cox on Sep 16, 2003
    based on 15 ratings
     | 3,609 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 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 Tom Feola on Jun 29, 2012
     | 2,163 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

  • Discouragement

    Contributed by Hugh W. Davidson on Sep 27, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,024 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

  • 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

  • Defeating Discouragement

    Contributed by on Jul 18, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,392 views

    We all get discouraged and feel like quitting – we lose our motivation, confidence and optimism. I have good news for you this morning: discouragement can be defeated!

    DEFEATING DISCOURAGEMENT JOKE: When our lawn mower broke and wouldn’t run, my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed. But, somehow I always had something else to take care of first, the truck, the car, playing golf - always something more important to me. Finally she thought of a ...read more

  • Overcoming Discouragement

    Contributed by Jason Freeman on Mar 22, 2006
    based on 198 ratings
     | 10,647 views

    Overcoming Discouragement

    Between now and Easter we will be looking at the 10 most destructive giants in life. These 10 giants are issues we all face but if left unchecked can cause unnecessary damage and keep us from knowing and experiencing the fullness of God’s presence and purpose in our lives. Today we are going to ...read more

  • Dealing With Discouragement

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Apr 5, 2006
    based on 184 ratings
     | 12,969 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

  • Dispelling Discouragement

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Jan 11, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,367 views

    Losing Heart today is easy. What is loosing heart, we today know it better as discouragement. Jesus speaks some things to us to despell discrouagement. Jesus speaks peace, Jesus speaks encouragement, Jesus speaks triuph.

    Losing heart in today’s world can be easy. We know losing heart better as discouragement. Discouragement often will come from listening to someone else’s wrong view of reality. Discouragement can also be brought on by ourself. Discouragement is like a disease that can infest our lives. The ...read more

  • Dealing With Discouragement Series

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Sep 2, 2004
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,690 views

    Part 8 in Elijah series - how God deals with us when we get discouraged.

    1 Kings 19:1-9a – Dealing with Discouragement A man had a checkup and then went in to see his doctor to get the results. The doctor said he had bad news and worse news for him. Which did he want to hear first. The man was a pick shocked and said, “Well, give me the bad news first. The ...read more

  • Overcoming Discouragement

    Contributed by Bryan Dill on Oct 26, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,616 views

    By looking at how Nehemiah was able to keep the Jews’ spirits high while they rebuilt the wall of Jerusalem, we can gain some insight into how we, too, can keep from getting discouraged.

    SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 46:1-3, 10-11 Have you ever known someone that you would say was an “eternal optimist?” Did they ever drive you crazy? Did you ever think, “Man, can’t you be upset about anything?” There aren’t too many people that you could file under that category. But, in ...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

  • The Disease Of Discouragement

    Contributed by Keith Crouch on Nov 18, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 1,044 views

    Discouragement is something that many of us face from time to time and God’s word shows us several things about this in the life of Elijah.

    The Disease of Discouragement I Kings 19:1-17 I. The Cause of Discouragement (v. v. 1-3) A. We Miss the Real Cause of Our Discouragement 1. Elijah’s Discouragement Was Contagious 2. Elijah’s Discouragement Was Unfounded B. We See Four Primary Causes of Discouragement 1. We Listen to ...read more

  • Discourager Or Encourager

    Contributed by Mark Roper on Nov 30, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,569 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