John Haveman – Discouragement

Disappointments are inevitable Discouragement is a choice When You Get Discouraged: Num 21:4-5 You’ll say stupid things that you’ll regret. Matt  11:3 You’ll begin to doubt God. Num 13:31-33, Num 32:7 You’ll start imagining things. Your task will become more difficult than it really is. Num 20:1-11 You’ll do the...

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Encourage Him, Deut 1:38

Encourage Him Deut. 1:38 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The Lord told Moses to encourage Joshua, his replacement, as he was about to lead Israel into the Promised Land.  He needed to encourage him because he was going to cause Israel to inherit the land.  We likewise need to encourage our replacements...

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My Spirit Faileth, Ps 143:7-8

VIDEO RECORDING OF THIS SESRMON In Ps 143:7, David prayed to the Lord and said, “Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit faileth.”  When your spirit fails it’s entirely exhausted, it’s deficient, or it’s diminished.  It seems that a black cloud has just settled in above you, cutting you off...

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Praying for the Sick 2 Kings 13:14

Praying for the Sick 2 Kings 13:14 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO When praying for the sick, keep in mind that God doesn’t always heal sick folks.  In 2 Ki 13:14, when Elisha was sick, he died.  And unlike Hezekiah, he didn’t weep sore over this outcome, trying to persuade God to...

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How To Handle Disappointment, Gen 40:23

How to Handle Disappointment Gen. 40:23 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO So often we face things that disappoint us and we must know how to handle disappointment.  We are going to study a few Bible characters to see how they handled disappointment and they should help us to see how we should...

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I Take Pleasure in Distresses, 2 Cor 12:10

How could Paul say, “I take pleasure in distresses” and really mean it?  Paul could say that he took pleasure in distresses because, when he was in distress, he received from the Lord:  Grace – 2 Cor 12:9-10 “I take pleasure in… distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am...

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For the Youth 1 Tim 4:12

For The Youth 1 Tim. 4: 12 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO We are planning to have a bake sale tonight to raise money for the kids to go to camp and to help with their youth activities.  Well, they also need: Prayer – Matt 21:13 – the prices you’re going to...

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Discouragement

Discouragement CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Discouragement is one of the most effective tools of our enemies and one of the most difficult problems to overcome.  Discouragement affects your attitude and, therefore, the people around you.  It stifles your motivation to do whatever you are attempting to do [dieting, maintaining your health,...

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What Hope Does For You Ps. 43:5

What Hope Does For You Ps. 43:5 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO This sermon is about what hope does for you.  You hope in God [Ps 43:5] because he can provide you with his power, peace, comfort, health, provision, protection, deliverance, grace, wisdom, goodness and so forth.  You hope in Jesus Christ...

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David Encouraged Himself in the Lord 1Sam. 30:1-6

David Encouraged Himself in the Lord 1Sam. 30:1-6 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO David was shocked when he saw Ziklag burned.  His family was gone, his city was burned, his possessions were stolen, his men were against him and he was away from his country.  He was literally all alone.  He was...

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