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  • Discouragement

    Contributed by Hugh W. Davidson on Sep 25, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,137 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

  • Discouragement

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Apr 12, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,617 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

  • Discouraged Series

    Contributed by Maurice Mccarthy on Apr 23, 2012
    based on 6 ratings
     | 6,189 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.

  • Discouragement

    Contributed by Jeffrey Cox on Sep 15, 2003
    based on 15 ratings
     | 3,831 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

  • Discouragement

    Contributed by Tom Feola on Jun 27, 2012
     | 2,258 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?

    Contributed by John Mccormack on Feb 16, 2015
     | 1,979 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

  • Dealing With Discouragement Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on May 4, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,439 views

    Have you ever been discouraged? Are you discouraged now? You don’t have to be. As we examine our passage today, we will discover the causes of discouragement. But more than that, we will find the cure.

    http://brushforkbanner.blogspot.com You know how much I love to watch college football. How many times have you seen a huge underdog go into the home stadium of a football powerhouse and play them very close the first half? It seems like it happens every Saturday during college football ...read more

  • Discourager Or Encourager

    Contributed by Mark Roper on Nov 28, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,691 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

  • Overcoming Discouragement Series

    Contributed by Andy Flowers on Mar 9, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,331 views

    How to deal with discouragement in the Christian life.

    Text: Nehemiah 4:1-23 Title- Overcoming Discouragement We all face periods of frustration and discouragement. But we can overcome discouragement through God’s grace! I. The Source of discouragement a. Ridicule- 1-3 b. Open opposition- 7-8, 11 (security) c. Fatigue- 10 II. The ...read more

  • Dealing With Discouragement

    Contributed by Clarence Clough on Mar 10, 2009
     | 1,511 views

    Verse 12 of our text directs us to be followers of them who through faith and patience inherited the promises (them = those listed in Scripture in general and in the book of Hebrews in particular).

    DEALING WITH DISCOURAGEMENT Text: Heb. 6:9-20 Introduction: Discouragement--you know what the word means. We, each one of us, have had our battles with dicouragement. The Lord directs us to cast our cares on Him because He ...read more

  • Overcoming Discouragement

    Contributed by Patrick O'loughlin on Sep 14, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,645 views

    Why discouragement can hit all of us and how to overcome it

    Title: Overcoming discouragement Text: 1 Samuel 1:1-20 Introduction Question? Do Christians struggle with discouragement? Answer: Personal experiences tell us all Christians might suffer from discouragement from time to time. Even great Bible characters struggled with discouragement ...read more

  • Encourager Or Discourager

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Oct 31, 2000
    based on 108 ratings
     | 2,825 views

    How do we encourage brothers and sisters in Christ

    The two men stood on the wharf, looking across the shimmering water, seeing their final destination only in their hearts. They were about to begin a journey that would not only change them, but would change the world. One was known throughout the church, the other, some people knew his name. He ...read more

  • Handling Discouragements Series

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 24, 2010
    based on 30 ratings
     | 16,895 views

    Let’s look more closely at the entire passage & discover, first of all, the source of discouragement; secondly, the causes of discouragement; & finally, how to deal with discouragement when it comes our way. (Powerpoints available - #319)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (This is the fifth of a Leadership series featuring Nehemiah. Some ideas & illustrations in these messages were based on or benefited greatly from, to ...read more

  • Overcoming Discouragement

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Jul 28, 2002
    based on 33 ratings
     | 3,385 views

    Through Nehemiah we learn the Godly way to overcome what could potentially become discouragement.

    Introduction: John Hus Illustration Background: Hard work is almost finished Purpose Statement: Being a Committed Christian Means… I. Never Letting Your Guard Down (v. 1, 8-9) A. The Work is all but finished 1. The enemies make a concession speech 2. They were appealing to his pride B. Never ...read more

  • Overcoming Discouragement

    Contributed by Bryan Dill on Oct 25, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,691 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