Sermon Illustrations about Discouragement

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Near-Sightedness

What destroys perspective is our penchant to measure ministry on too small a scale. We lose the wide-angle view because we're riveted on the close-up. ...


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Overcoming Discouragement

Everywhere the perpetual endeavour of the enemy of souls is discouragement. If he can get the soul "under the weather," he wins. It is not really ...


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Born to Lose

Once walking through the twisted little streets of Kowloon in Hong Kong, I came upon a tattoo studio. In the window were displayed samples of the tattoos ...


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Damaging Criticism

A man who is continually criticized becomes good for nothing, the effect of criticism knocks all the gumption and power out of him.


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Think Big

Looking through a peephole is no way to stay motivated when you're moving toward a goal. The big view is important. It takes big dreams--big goals--big ...


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Gratitude, the Best Medicine

John Henry Jowett, a British preacher of an earlier generation, said this about gratitude: "Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic." ...


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The Cause of Doubt and Discouragement

Two weeks ago I met with a man with whom I had graduated from seminary. He said, "Paul, I left seminary, and for two years I had a youth ministry. ...


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When Lives Don't Change

What a deal there is of going to meetings and getting blessed, and then going away and living just the same, until sometimes we, who are constantly engaged ...


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The Devil's Favorite Tool

I read once that the Devil was having a yard sale, and all of his tools were marked with different prices. They were a fiendish lot. There was hatred, ...


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Better to Pray

It is better to pray over the Bible than to brood over the self.


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