Prairie Bible Church Messages

Defeating Discouragement

July 31, 2022 Prairie Bible Church
Prairie Bible Church Messages
Defeating Discouragement
Show Notes

Defeating Discouragement
2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Discouragement is taking a toll on Christians at a staggering rate, but Jesus Christ shows us a better way. One way that Jesus defeated discouragement was by choosing the right priorities. He didn’t focus on everything. He didn’t put everything first. He had clear priorities. What priorities has Jesus provided to help us overcome discouragement in Him?

Take Home Message: We defeat discouragement by choosing Christ’s priorities.

We defeat discouragement by prioritizing…
-Spiritual strength over physical strength.
-2 Corinthians 4:16- So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 
-1 Cor 15:31; 2 Cor 11:24-28; Rom 11:33

-Weight of glory over worldly comfort.
-2 Corinthians 4:17- For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.

-Faith in Christ over faith in sight.
-2 Corinthians 4:18- As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
-Heb 11:1; 2 Kgs 6:8-23

Simple. Authentic. Jesus.