Why Be Discouraged?

Mature Class Study, teacher Rick Coleman. It’s easy to sometimes be discouraged in life through persecutions by coworkers or family, family problems, financial problems, disappointed expectations, or disappointments about job promotions. II Corinthians 4:8-18 We are...

Effectual, Fervent Prayer

Effectual fervent prayer avails or benefits much. What hinders prayers from being answered? James 5:16-20 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Elias was a...

Going Through The Valley

A valley is a place between two mountains. In the valley are calamity, grief, and all kinds of problems. Lions, bears, coyotes, and lots of dangerous beasts are there. The shepherd leads us through the valley but doesn’t want us to stay there. Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I...

Hope For Depression Or Discouragement

Job was grieved and depressed that he lost his children, but he wasn’t hopeless. People feel hopeless in medical depression. Job 3:11 Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly? Job’s first reaction to the grief was to...

Mind Battles

Paul gave an example of runners and fighters. When someone is planning to run in a marathon, they don’t stay up all night or just decide they’re going to run on the race day. They prepare, train, and restrict themselves (practice temperance, self-control). Paul said...