When Christians Become Discouraged<br />
Get Ready, Discouragement Will Come!<br />The Problem of Discouragement:<br />Israelites became discouraged… Num. 21:4<br ...
When We Become Discouraged, We Do Many Wrong Things…<br />We Pray The Wrong Kind Of Prayers…<br />Moses: Prayed to die - N...
When We Become Discouraged, We Do Many Wrong Things…<br />We Think The Wrong Things…<br />John: Doubted Jesus was the Chri...
When We Become Discouraged, We Do Many Wrong Things…<br />We Get Into The Wrong Place…<br />Jonah: Went the wrong way and ...
The Cures For Discouragement<br />Many things can get us down… <br />One God can get us up! Phil. 4:4, 13<br />When Discou...
Be Encouraged In Jesus<br />He will save you! Acts 16:30-31<br />Be encouraged, through Christ - Col. 2:1-3<br />Come to J...
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When Christians Become Discouraged

  1. 1. When Christians Become Discouraged<br />
  2. 2. Get Ready, Discouragement Will Come!<br />The Problem of Discouragement:<br />Israelites became discouraged… Num. 21:4<br />God tells us not to grow discouraged… Gal. 6:9<br />The Devil has an arsenal of weapons. <br />Discouragement is one of the most productive and destructive weapons he uses. Ephesians 6:11; Romans 10:17; Luke 8:12<br />2 Corinthians 2:11 <br />“that no advantage may be gained over us by Satan: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” ASV<br />
  3. 3. When We Become Discouraged, We Do Many Wrong Things…<br />We Pray The Wrong Kind Of Prayers…<br />Moses: Prayed to die - Numbers 11:15<br />Elijah: Prayed to die – 1 Kings 19:3<br />We Say The Wrong Things…<br />Job: Cursed the day of his birth - Job 3:1<br />David : Said, “All men are liars” Psalm 116:11<br />
  4. 4. When We Become Discouraged, We Do Many Wrong Things…<br />We Think The Wrong Things…<br />John: Doubted Jesus was the Christ – Matt. 11:2-3<br />Mary and Martha: John 11:21<br />We Do The Wrong Things…<br />Moses: Smote the rock – Numbers 20:8-12<br />Elijah: Ran away – 1 Kings 19:3<br />We See The Wrong Things…<br />Giants Instead of God - Num. 13:30-33<br />Difficulties Instead of the Power of God<br /> Mark 5:30-31<br />
  5. 5. When We Become Discouraged, We Do Many Wrong Things…<br />We Get Into The Wrong Place…<br />Jonah: Went the wrong way and got into the big fish! Jonah 1:17<br />Elijah: Under the broom tree – 1 Kings 19:4<br />We Get Into The Wrong Spirit…<br />Spirit of Defeatism: Romans 11:3; 1 Thes. 3:2<br />Spirit of Murmurings: Phil. 2:14<br />Spirit of Grouchiness: Opposite of cheer Jn. 16:33<br />Spirit of Criticism: Luke 9:49-50<br />
  6. 6. The Cures For Discouragement<br />Many things can get us down… <br />One God can get us up! Phil. 4:4, 13<br />When Discouraged we need to…<br />Acknowledge that we are discouraged. <br />Read and seek direction from the Bible.<br />Pray truthfully, confessing discouragement to God.<br />Speak with a close Christian friend, minister, etc. who can help guide you out of your discouragement.<br />10 Rules For Getting Rid of Discouragement:<br />Go do something good for someone else, then repeat it nine more times! Acts 20:35<br />
  7. 7. Be Encouraged In Jesus<br />He will save you! Acts 16:30-31<br />Be encouraged, through Christ - Col. 2:1-3<br />Come to Jesus to be saved…<br />Hear and believe the gospel – John 6:45<br />Repent of sinning – Acts 2:38<br />Confess Jesus – Acts 8:37<br />Be Baptized into Christ - Gal. 3:27; 2 Tim. 2:10<br />Be faithful to Jesus – Eph. 6:6; Rev. 2:10<br />
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