Turning discouragement into delight
Sometimes the most important factor in  losing a battle  is not  resources  but  discouragement
He  could have freed himself from all sorrow and ascended into eternity and national immortality, but he prefers to go to ...
 
 
the failure of our original expectations intimidation from the culture we confront
sense of insignificance and powerlessness the growth of disunity
despair over poverty of our resources the temptations of legalism
“ something spontaneous and uncalculating” Surprised by Joy
 
 
the joy of transparent fellowship the joy of shared purpose the joy of mutual giftedness
the joy of effective discipling the joy of visible growth
the joy of reckless faith the joy of uninhibited worship
 
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Living the Passion (Swanwick conference): From discouragement to delight

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The presentation used for the first talk given by John Allan at the conference "Living the Passion" at Swanwick, Derbyshire, England, Sept 26-28 2008. The conference was based on the experience of the early churches in Acts 9:31 and this particular talk looked at the phrase "encouraged by the Holy Spirit..."

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Living the Passion (Swanwick conference): From discouragement to delight

  1. 1. Turning discouragement into delight
  2. 2. Sometimes the most important factor in losing a battle is not resources but discouragement
  3. 3. He could have freed himself from all sorrow and ascended into eternity and national immortality, but he prefers to go to Moscow… I have no intention of shooting myself for that Austrian corporal.
  4. 6. the failure of our original expectations intimidation from the culture we confront
  5. 7. sense of insignificance and powerlessness the growth of disunity
  6. 8. despair over poverty of our resources the temptations of legalism
  7. 9. “ something spontaneous and uncalculating” Surprised by Joy
  8. 12. the joy of transparent fellowship the joy of shared purpose the joy of mutual giftedness
  9. 13. the joy of effective discipling the joy of visible growth
  10. 14. the joy of reckless faith the joy of uninhibited worship

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