Sermon Illustrations about Discouragement

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Learning from Discouragement

There was a story in the paper in Chicago this last weekend about a man who was being pursued by his wife. To escape her he jumped over a five-foot wall. ...


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Possibility Grows Out of Discouragement

See the possibilities. Here's a fellow who sold insurance, and he went after a particularly difficult customer, a man that no one had been able to sell. ...


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The Birth of Raisins

The Franciscans were the first ones to systematically grow grapes in California. They grew the Muscat grapes to make Muscatel wine. One year they had ...


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God Hasn't Died

Martin Luther once was so depressed over a prolonged period that one day his wife came downstairs wearing all black.

Martin Luther said, "Who died?"

She ...


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Focusing on the Orange Spot

You perhaps have heard of the old sales managers' device of holding up a large piece of paper with a small orange spot down in one corner. He says to ...


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Life's Mountains and Valleys

Mountaintops are for views and inspiration, but fruit is grown in the valleys.


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God and Truth Relieve Agony

Lloyd John Ogilvie, chaplain of the United States Senate, recalls:

Senator Max Cleland, who lost both of his legs and his right hand in Vietnam, came to ...

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Success after Discouragement

"My heart is sunkĀ…. It seemed to me I should never have any success among the Indians. My soul was weary of my life; I longed for death, beyond measure." ...


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"Shawshank Redemption": Shielded by Peace

In the feature film The Shawshank Redemption, Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding (Morgan Freeman), tells the story of Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins)—a young, ...


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Mother Teresa Felt Abandoned by God

Archbishop of Calcutta Henry D'Souza knows that at times in her life, Mother Teresa felt abandoned by God.

He said that in one letter, she wrote that she ...


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