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Speaker: Steven Furtick
Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-3, Genesis 3:1-4, Matthew 4:3, Philippians 4:8
Topic: Fear and Anxiety
When the Scriptures refer to the "heavenly host," we usually think of "choirs of angels." The word "host" in the Bible meant "army" (Josh. 5:13–14). It is an important truth: the hosts of Heaven are worshiping armies. Indeed, no one can do warfare who is not first a worshiper of God. The Central Issue In Tribulation: Worship One does not have to penetrate deeply...
Author: Francis Frangipane
"Indescribable" is a series on praise. God lives in our praise. God loves our praise. When we choose to wear the garment of praise, our Heavenly Father lifts our spirits and gives us a new perspective. We can live a life of hope and joy.
Type: Bible Study
Scripture: Deuteronomy 10:14-22, Psalm 22:3, Psalm 30:6-12, Psalm 73, Psalm 100
Elijah triumphs over the prophets of Baal when he calls down fire from heaven and prays for Israel's drought to end. After this victory, the prophet becomes discouraged and depressed, but God meets him in this lonely journey. When we suffer from discouragement, God can refresh, refocus and reassign us as well.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: 1 Kings 19:1-13, Psalm 139:1-3, 2 Corinthians 1:3-5, Philippians 3:13-14
Job knows how to handle suffering -- he mourns it and grieves it. Despair and depression are normal human experiences after times of loss and are not contradictory to our faith. Disappointment, disillusionment and discouragement are God-created emotions. Even the godly can be depressed. Processing pain in a healthy way can deepen our spiritual growth and prepare us to shepherd...
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Job 3:1-26, Matthew 5:4, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, Psalm 139
How does the psalmist respond to discouragement? He asks God why. He affirms God's sovereign love. He sings. He preaches to his own soul. He remembers past experiences. He thirsts for God. He sees the face of God (as we do now in the face of Christ). By John Piper. ©2013 Desiring God Foundation. Website: desiringGod.org . Used by permission.
Speaker: John Piper
Scripture: Psalm 42
Disappointment is part of the cycle of life. Sometimes disappointment comes from our own faulty thinking, foolish choices or from vulnerable moments following great mountaintop experiences. Asaph pens words of pathos as he journeys through the valleys of life. These psalms remind us that God can handle our disappointments. He is the ultimate source of hope.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Psalm 77, Psalm 42:1-6, Psalm 42:11
The people of Judah wanted to re-build the Temple in Jerusalem, but faced great opposition and had to abandon the task. The Jews were accused of being rebellious, and wanted to undermine their rulers. Because of these reports and the insecurity of their oppressors, building stopped and the attempt to rebuild the Temple failed. So what do we do when God doesn't answer, or when...
Speaker: Kevin DeYoung
Scripture: Ezra 4:1-24
Elijah's crash after fighting the prophets of Baal is natural. Disappointment comes from difficult people, physical and emotional exhaustion, isolation, unrealistic goals and after an adrenaline rush. So how do we get out of the slump? Here are some ways to get back on track.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: 1 Kings 18 - 19
Sabbath rest is essential to effective Christian living. Dr. Timothy Keller, in his sermon, Wisdom and Sabbath Rest , articulates invaluable principles for observing a sabbath. Rest, ironically, is an activity that must be prepared for and then pursued . The purpose of Sabbath, however, is not simply to rejuvenate yourself so you can produce more during the rest of...
Author: Tim Keller
Topic: Church Growth