Aug 1, 2018
Ministry Talks 5 – Discouragement in Ministry
Where have you felt discouragement in life? In the Christian walk? In ministry?
The power of normalizing and naming it
- Discouragement is normal and not shameful
- Apostle Paul and discouragement
ESV - tribulation
NIV – trials and sorrows
Greek = thlipsin/thlipsis = pressure, that which rubs
What tensions do you have in ministry or at your church?
Where do you experience the pressure or stress internally?
How do you “let it out”, whether positive or negative?
Discouragement - Encouragement - Courage/Take Heart
Psalm 27:14 – waiting and discouragement
Psalm 31:24 – take heart, be fed
How does God feed you?
v.12 – the weight of your own brokenness and the weight of brokenness in the world
What is discouraging to you in the culture around you?
Work through Psalm 31 and write down all the references to Who God is and how He is at work.
He is faithful. He gives courage.
Please share when you have been encouraged by God or His people!
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