Don’t Give Up!

Written by gregdenham on April 16th, 2010

Many years ago a young man ran for the legislature in a large state and was badly defeated. 

He next entered business, failed, and spent 17 years of his life paying the debts of a worthless partner.

He was in love with a beautiful woman to whom he became engaged, but she died.

Reentering politics, he ran for Congress but was badly defeated. He then tried to get an appointment to the United States Land Office but failed. He became a candidate for the United States Senate and was badly defeated. Two years later he was again defeated.

It was one failure after another and many setbacks! But he refused to give up and eventually became President of the United States, perhaps our greatest.

His name was Abraham Lincoln.

Christian, “Don’t Give Up!”

James tells the church “we count them blessed who endure!”

This Sunday in our study in the book of James we’ll learn:

#1 The importance of identifying the “Triggers” that lead to a sense of vulnerability and weakness.

#2 The powerful examples that have gone before who have not given up who encourage our lives and tell us that we’re not alone.

#3 The resources that God has provided for us  to finish well!

Let’s be in prayer that the Lord by His Spirit explodes these realities in our hearts like never before.

“Tell A Friend” and “Invite A Friend” this Sunday!

See you at church worshipping the KING and experiencing the power of His resurrection!

Pastor Greg

4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Michael says:

    as the old hymn says:

    Art thou sunk in depths of sorrow
    Where no arm can reach so low?
    There is One whose arms almighty
    Reach beyond thy deepest woe.
    God th’ Eternal is thy refuge,
    Let it still thy wild alarms;
    Underneath thy deepest sorrow,
    Are the everlasting arms.

    Other arms grow faint and weary,
    These can never faint, nor fail;
    Others reach our mounts of blessing,
    These our lowest loneliest vale.
    O that all might know His friendship!
    O that all might see His charms!
    O that all might have beneath them
    Jesus’ everlasting arms.

    ~Albert Benjamin Simpson

  2. Pam Goldbeck says:

    Thank you Pastor Greg for an encouraging message this morning and thank you for not quitting.

  3. Roberta says:

    Your message today has left joy in my heart and a smile on my face. I have been inspired to seek fellowship and the Word to keep me on top of the changes that I know the Lord wants to make in me. It is easy to fall back on the same old responses or look into the same old dark holes for a light. And, it is not only me, you are speaking to the need of your congregation. Keep up the good work and we will continue to keep you and your family lifted up in prayer. There is a work being done and I praise God you are responding to His leading.

  4. Jan Bergendahl says:

    God bless you both in Israel–I’m excited just to know you’re there & the kinds of things you’re seeing & hearing!

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