Frog on post

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A new sermon in my collection of "frog" sermons. The frog on the post ignored all those who said it could not be done.

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Frog on post

  1. 1. Frog on a Post
  2. 2. Introduction ● A new addition to my frog sermons ● I got this idea while I was in Russia last fall. ● Here is the story. ● The frogs decided to have their own olympics ● One event was to climb a fence post ● Many started, fell back or became exhausted
  3. 3. Introduction ● All the frogs on the ground watching were yelling to them: – Give up. – It can't be done. – No one has ever done it. – It is impossible. – Quit before you have a heart attack. – It is no use.
  4. 4. Introduction ● But one frog just kept trying, stuggling and gradually made it to the top. ● He made it when no one else got half way up. ● Now the crowd wants to know how he was able to make it when the others could not.
  5. 5. Introduction ● But he did not recognize the shouts from the crowd. ● He does not answer their questions. ● THIS FROG WAS DEAF!
  6. 6. DISCOURAGEMENT ● The world is full of “Negative Nellies” ● They tell us what can't be done. Give up. It is impossible. What's the use? ● We are often easily discouraged. ● There are many naysayers in our lives.
  7. 7. DISCOURAGEMENT ● We need a Barnabas in our life. ● Acts 4:36-37 36 And Joses, who was also named Barnabas by the apostles (which is translated Son of Encouragement), a Levite of the country of Cyprus, 37 having land, sold it, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet. ● Name – Joses; Nickname – Barnabas ● Barnabas = Encouragement
  8. 8. How to Overcome Discouragement ● Pray.
  9. 9. How to Overcome Discouragement ● Pray. ● Remember who God is.
  10. 10. How to Overcome Discouragement ● Pray. ● Remember who God is. ● Be prepared for discouraging situaitons.
  11. 11. How to Overcome Discouragement ● Pray. ● Remember who God is. ● Be prepared for discouraging situaitons. ● Stick to your assignment.
  12. 12. How to Overcome Discouragement ● Pray. ● Remember who God is. ● Be prepared for discouraging situaitons. ● Stick to your assignment. ● Refill your spiritual tank.
  13. 13. How to Overcome Discouragement ● Take care of your physical health.
  14. 14. How to Overcome Discouragement ● Take care of your physical health. ● Spend time with those who encourage.
  15. 15. How to Overcome Discouragement ● Take care of your physical health. ● Spend time with those who encourage. ● Resist Satan's efforts to discourage you.
  16. 16. How to Overcome Discouragement ● Take care of your physical health. ● Spend time with those who encourage. ● Resist Satan's efforts to discourage you. ● Choose faith over fear.
  17. 17. How to Overcome Discouragement ● Take care of your physical health. ● Spend time with those who encourage. ● Resist Satan's efforts to discourage you. ● Choose faith over fear. ● Never give up.
  18. 18. Frog on a Post ● Remember how the frog got to the top of the fence post. ● He did not allow the negative discouragement to stop him.

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