Sermon Illustrations about Discouragement

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Heartbreak Hill

There is another reason that we don't persevere. Sometimes we face "Heartbreak Hill." In the Boston Marathon, there is a legendary obstacle ...


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Giving Up on Answers

Twenty-five years ago people believed answers were forthcoming. Today few believe that.


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The Trouble with Being a Hero

Being positive is part of being a hero--maybe the hardest part, because if you are a hero you're smart enough to know all the reasons why you should ...


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No Reason for Discouragement

John W. Yates shared this letter from a missionary who had gone into the jungles of New Guinea:

"Man," he said, "it's great to be in the thick of the fight, ...


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The Value of a Penny

Steve Sjogren is the pastor of a Vineyard in Cincinnati, Ohio. One Monday morning he was feeling particularly discouraged and announced to his wife Janie, ...


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Laughing at the Church

When you work around the church a while it comes quite naturally, the laughter of cynical disbelief. In 1986 the United Methodist General Conference, ...


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Christ's Courageous Example

During World War I, a British commander was preparing to lead his soldiers back to battle. They'd been on furlough, and it was a cold, rainy, muddy day. ...


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Eeyores in the Congregation

Many of us think fondly of that dismal, old grey donkey Eeyore in the Winnie-the-Pooh children's books by A.A. Milne. While lovable and secretly goodhearted, ...


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The Company of the Discouraged

The company of the discouraged is a very noble company. Not too long ago, the Hayden Planetarium in New York City issued an invitation to all those who ...


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Dealing with Minor Obstacles

Just because you miss one train doesn't mean you have to cancel the whole vacation.


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